Riverdale, Illinois

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Riverdale, Illinois
Village
Motto: "A Village with a Vision"
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location in Cook County and the state of Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 41°38′26″N 87°37′50″W / 41.64056°N 87.63056°W / 41.64056; -87.63056Coordinates: 41°38′26″N 87°37′50″W / 41.64056°N 87.63056°W / 41.64056; -87.63056
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Townships Thornton, Calumet
Government
 • Mayor Lawrence Jackson
Area
 • Total 3.75 sq mi (9.7 km2)
 • Land 3.57 sq mi (9.2 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.5 km2)  4.80%
Population (2010)
 • Total 13,549
 • Density 3,795.2/sq mi (1,465.3/km2)
  Down 10.00% from 2000
Standard of living (2007-11)
 • Per capita income $16,463
 • Median home value $101,300
ZIP code(s) 60827
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 64278
Website www.villageofriverdale.org
Demographics (2010)[1]
White Black Asian
4.3% 93.7% 0.1%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.0% 0.2% 1.7% 1.7%

Riverdale is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 13,549 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Riverdale is located at 41°38′26″N 87°37′50″W / 41.64056°N 87.63056°W / 41.64056; -87.63056 (41.640684, -87.630645).[2]

According to the 2010 census, Riverdale has a total area of 3.745 square miles (9.70 km2), of which 3.57 square miles (9.25 km2) (or 95.33%) is land and 0.175 square miles (0.45 km2) (or 4.67%) is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 450
1900 558
1910 917 64.3%
1920 1,166 27.2%
1930 2,504 114.8%
1940 2,865 14.4%
1950 5,840 103.8%
1960 12,008 105.6%
1970 15,806 31.6%
1980 13,233 −16.3%
1990 13,671 3.3%
2000 15,055 10.1%
2010 13,549 −10.0%
Est. 2015 13,536 [4] −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the 2010 census, there were 13,549 people, 4,595 households, and 3,204 families residing in the village. The racial makeup of the village was 4.9% White, 94.9% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 4,595 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.8% were married couples living together, 37.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.3% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the village the population was spread out with 41.8% at the age 16 and over, 39.6% at the age 18 and over, 36.6% at the age 21 and over, 5.7% at the age of 62 and older, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32.8 years. The female population was 7,521 and the male population was 6,028.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,792.

Government[edit]

Riverdale is divided between two congressional districts. Most of the city is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district; the area west of Ashland Avenue and the area southwest of 141st and Halsted Streets are in the 1st district. The local government of Riverdale consists of six elected trustees, one elected village clerk, and one elected mayor. On April 9, 2013 incumbent mayor Deyon Dean was defeated by Trustee and now Mayor Lawrence Jackson. Mayor Jackson was sworn in on May 2, 2013

Police department[edit]

In the history of the Riverdale Police Department, one officer has been killed while on duty.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Riverdale, Illinois Population: Census 2010 and 2000 Interactive Map, Demographics, Statistics, Quick Facts". CensusViewer. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-25. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1967-1968,' Biographical Sketch of Marjorie Pebworth, pg. 203

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