Riverdale, North Dakota

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Riverdale, North Dakota
City
Location of Riverdale, North Dakota
Location of Riverdale, North Dakota
Coordinates: 47°29′59″N 101°22′12″W / 47.49972°N 101.37000°W / 47.49972; -101.37000Coordinates: 47°29′59″N 101°22′12″W / 47.49972°N 101.37000°W / 47.49972; -101.37000
Country United States
State North Dakota
County McLean
Area[1]
 • Total 1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Land 1.35 sq mi (3.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,969 ft (600 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 205
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 222
 • Density 151.9/sq mi (58.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58565
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-66980
GNIS feature ID 1030914[4]
Website www.riverdalenorthdakota.com

Riverdale is a town in McLean County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 205 at the 2010 census.[5]

Riverdale was the largest of the construction camps that sprang up in 1946 to house workers building the Garrison Dam just to the west. After the dam was completed in 1953, residents of the other camps (including Dakota City and Big Bend) who decided to stay on relocated to Riverdale. It was operated directly by the federal government from its founding until 1986 when it was finally turned over to the state of North Dakota and incorporation followed shortly afterwards.

Geography[edit]

Riverdale is located at 47°29′59″N 101°22′12″W / 47.49972°N 101.37000°W / 47.49972; -101.37000 (47.499853, -101.370074).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.35 square miles (3.50 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 283
2000 273 −3.5%
2010 205 −24.9%
Est. 2013 222 8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 205 people, 103 households, and 67 families residing in the city. The population density was 151.9 inhabitants per square mile (58.6/km2). There were 188 housing units at an average density of 139.3 per square mile (53.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 2.9% Native American, 2.0% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races.

There were 103 households of which 11.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.40.

The median age in the city was 56.2 years. 9.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.6% were from 25 to 44; 48.7% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 273 people, 108 households, and 84 families residing in the city. The population density was 195.1 people per square mile (75.3/km²). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 112.2 per square mile (43.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.34% White, 2.20% Native American, 0.73% Asian, and 0.73% from two or more races.

There were 108 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 0.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 103.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,333, and the median income for a family was $52,250. Males had a median income of $50,972 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,970. None of the families and 3.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.7% of those over 64.

Education[edit]

Students attended Riverdale High School before it was consolidated with the high school in nearby Underwood, North Dakota. The athletic teams were named the Knights and the school colors were red and white. The school fielded a nine-man football team. The team played local nine-man teams including Stanton, Goodrich, White Shield and Bowdon.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Riverdale has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[9]

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