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.

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 professionals, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverdale Park who work in office and administrative support (9.46%), sales jobs (7.78%), and maintenance occupations (7.64%).

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 38.70 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 the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The citizens of Riverdale Park are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.23% of adults in Riverdale Park having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Riverdale Park in 2010 was $22,704, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,816 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. The greatest number of Riverdale Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Riverdale Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 52.54% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Riverdale Park include Irish, German, English, and Palestinian.

Riverdale Park also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 42.11%.

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