Riverdale demographics profile

StatisticRiverdaleIllinoisNational
Population13,04712,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,64922291
Median age35.037.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)33%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1850%44%43%
Speak English97%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%13%13%
Riverdale, IL has a population of 13,047 and is the 3,195th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,649 per sq mi which is 1542% higher than the Illinois average and 3928% higher than the national average. The median age in Riverdale is 35 which is approximately 6% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Riverdale, 33% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 84% of Riverdale residents were born in Illinois, 15% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Riverdale is 1542% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Riverdale is 6% lower than Illinois.
  • In Riverdale 3.50% of the population is White.
  • In Riverdale 94.32% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Riverdale 0.12% of the population is Asian.

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Riverdale population breakdown by race

RaceRiverdaleIllinoisNational
White3.50%72.14%73.35%
Black or African American94.32%14.30%12.63%
Asian0.12%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.92%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.14%5.86%4.75%
In Riverdale, 1.4% 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 Riverdale, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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