Riva demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,58462791
Median age46.038.337.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)70%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1837%44%43%
Speak English95%82%79%
Speak Spanish2%7%13%
Riva, MD has a population of 3,891 and is the 7,570th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,584 per sq mi which is 153% higher than the Maryland average and 1648% higher than the national average. The median age in Riva is 46 which is approximately 20% higher than the Maryland average of 38. In Riva, 70% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 42% of Riva residents were born in Maryland, 51% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

Did you know?

  • The population density in Riva is 153% higher than Maryland.
  • The median age in Riva is 20% higher than Maryland.
  • In Riva 97.58% of the population is White.
  • In Riva 1.13% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Riva 0.98% of the population is Asian.

Compare Riva, MD Demographics To Other Cities


      Riva population breakdown by race

      Black or African American1.13%29.63%12.63%
      American Indian0.00%0.27%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
      Mixed race0.31%3.12%3.06%
      Other race0.00%3.67%4.75%
      In Riva, 5.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Riva, MD demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).