Riverdale, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverdale, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Riverdale Census Designated Place had a population of 935 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Riverdale, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 935
Daytime Population: Workers 2,726
Daytime Population: Residents 544
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,270
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.50
Population in Households 935
Population in Familes 777
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 115
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $44,735
Average Household Income $54,608
Per Capita Income $23,668


Total Housing Units 488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 316 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $138,028
Average Home Value $166,274


Total Households 414
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 287
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.54%
Households -0.23% -0.49%
Families 0.19% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

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, 2017 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 # 373 37th
Population Density # 539 9th
Diversity Index # 328 45th
Median Household Income # 364 39th
Per Capita Income # 373 37th

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