Riverdale, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverdale, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Riverdale Census Designated Place had a population of 948 as of July 1, 2016. Riverdale ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverdale is located at latitude 36.6748 and longitude -78.894 in Halifax County. The formal boundaries for the Riverdale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Halifax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 328 feet.

The Riverdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584910) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Riverdale, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 948
Population in Households 948
Population in Familes 790
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 117
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 421
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 489 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 325 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $132,609
Average Home Value $163,657


Median Household Income $42,090
Average Household Income $53,162
Per Capita Income $23,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.36%
Households 0.0% -0.24%
Families 0.56% -0.34%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Riverdale, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverdale to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 370 38th
Population Density1 # 538 9th
Diversity Index2 # 331 44th
Median Household Income # 376 37th
Per Capita Income # 365 39th

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