Riverdale, IL


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Riverdale is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,536 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Riverdale is the 182nd largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Riverdale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Riverdale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Riverdale is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverdale who work in office and administrative support (17.12%), sales jobs (8.89%), and maintenance occupations (6.61%).

One downside of living in Riverdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.99 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For a small village, Riverdale has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Riverdale exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The citizens of Riverdale are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.43% of adults in Riverdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Riverdale in 2010 was $19,010, which is low income relative to Illinois, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,040 for a family of four. However, Riverdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Riverdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Riverdale residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Riverdale include Irish, Nigerian, African, and Jamaican.

The most common language spoken in Riverdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.