Riverside, Harford County, Maryland

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Riverside, Maryland
Harford County Maryland Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Riverside Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 39°28′35″N 76°14′42″W / 39.47639°N 76.24500°W / 39.47639; -76.24500Coordinates: 39°28′35″N 76°14′42″W / 39.47639°N 76.24500°W / 39.47639; -76.24500
Country United States
State Maryland
County Harford
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Land 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 79 ft (24 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,128
 • Density 2,541.0/sq mi (981.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21017
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-66762
GNIS feature ID 1698813

Riverside is a census-designated place (CDP) in Harford County, Maryland, United States. The population was 6,128 at the 2000 census. The term 'Riverside' is generally used interchangeably with 'Belcamp;' the latter is the government-designated name of the area, and the former the unofficial name of the area. Riverside may refer to the entire 21017 ZIP code, or with only the community which branches off from Church Creek Road.


Riverside is located at 39°28′35″N 76°14′42″W / 39.47639°N 76.24500°W / 39.47639; -76.24500 (39.476385, -76.244943).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.


One of the major revenue sources in Riverside is derived from its location, connecting Route 40 with Interstate 95 via Route 543. Hence, many of the commercial establishments in this area are designed for long-distance drivers. These include four hotels and four gas stations/convenience stores. All commercially zoned property is located off Route 543, also known as the Riverside Parkway. In addition to the aforementioned, Riverside is home to Klein's Supermarket, now known as Shop Rite, the sole grocery store; plus Hair Cuttery, Riverside Pizzeria, Riverside Liquors, China Moon Chinese restaurant, Wye Knot Crabs, Bliss Coffee & Wine Bar, H&R Block, Rite-Aid, Subway and, in the summer, a snowball stand. Riverside also includes the following national restaurant chains: McDonald's, Burger King, Arby's, Waffle House, Cracker Barrel, Ruby Tuesday, and Pizza Hut.

The Riverside area also includes multiple business parks. Of these is a major industrial park that features numerous corporations and business offices such as Northrop Grumman. Mercedes-Benz had a manufacturing building at one time, but that is now closed and the building is for sale. A business park built on Route 40 at the former site of the Bata Shoes factory opened in 2000, originally provided offices for Clark Turner Signature Homes and SURVICE Engineering. Expansion to the business park has brought in Booz Allen Hamilton and SafeNet.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,128 people, 2,322 households, and 1,569 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,541.0 people per square mile (981.8/km²). There were 2,466 housing units at an average density of 1,022.5/sq mi (395.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.62% White, 15.19% African American, 0.39% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.17% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.21% of the population.

There were 2,322 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 43.9% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 4.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $57,641, and the median income for a family was $60,088. Males had a median income of $40,750 versus $31,600 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,158. About 1.6% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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