Riverdale Park, MD
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Riverdale Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 7,305 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Riverdale Park is the 106th largest community in Maryland.

Riverdale Park is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Riverdale Park is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverdale Park who work in maintenance occupations (10.58%), sales jobs (9.27%), and office and administrative support (9.25%).

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Riverdale Park, the average commute to work is 37.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 percentage of people in Riverdale Park who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.38% of adults in Riverdale Park have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Riverdale Park in 2010 was $22,242, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,968 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 52.22% 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, and Palestinian.

In addition, Riverdale Park has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (44.87%).

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