Riverdale Park, MD

Riverdale Park profile

Living in Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 7,200 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Riverdale Park is the 106th largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns, Riverdale Park isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Riverdale Park are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Riverdale Park is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverdale Park who work in maintenance occupations (12.67%), office and administrative support (10.00%), and food service (9.50%).

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.

One downside of living in Riverdale Park, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.15 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.

Even though Riverdale Park is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly taxis for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of people in Riverdale Park who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.16% of adults in Riverdale Park have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Riverdale Park in 2018 was $28,940, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $115,760 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 56.35% 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, Irish, English, Jamaican, and Nigerian.

Riverdale Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.51%.

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