Riverdale Park, MD
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Riverdale Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 7,304 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Riverdale Park is the 106th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Riverdale Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Riverdale Park is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverdale Park who work in maintenance occupations (9.73%), sales jobs (8.98%), and office and administrative support (8.51%).

Also of interest is that Riverdale Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Riverdale Park, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Riverdale Park, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Riverdale Park is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Riverdale Park is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.51% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Riverdale Park in 2010 was $23,818, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,272 for a family of four. However, Riverdale Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Riverdale Park is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Riverdale Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Riverdale Park, accounting for 55.96% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Riverdale Park residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Riverdale Park include German, English, African, and Italian.

In addition, Riverdale Park has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (43.68%).

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