Riverside, Texas

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Riverside, Texas
Location of Riverside, Texas
Location of Riverside, Texas
Walker County Riverside.svg
Coordinates: 30°50′49″N 95°23′53″W / 30.84694°N 95.39806°W / 30.84694; -95.39806Coordinates: 30°50′49″N 95°23′53″W / 30.84694°N 95.39806°W / 30.84694; -95.39806
Country United States
State Texas
County Walker
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5.3 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 187 ft (57 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 510
 • Density 240/sq mi (96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 77367
Area code(s) 936
FIPS code 48-62408[1]
GNIS feature ID 1383164[2]

Riverside is a small city in Walker County, Texas, United States. The population was 510 at the 2010 census. Two famous natives of Riverside are the singer-actress Jennifer Holliday (born 1960), who is best known for her creation of the role of Effie in the successful Tony-award-winning Broadway musical "Dreamgirls", and Eugene C. Barker, a Texas historian (born 1874), who was affiliated with the University of Texas at Austin from 1895, when he arrived as a student, until his death.


Riverside is located at 30°50′49″N 95°23′53″W / 30.84694°N 95.39806°W / 30.84694; -95.39806 (30.847070, -95.398092).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.3 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (8.25%) is water.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Riverside has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016527[5]3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 425 people, 168 households, and 116 families residing in the city. The population density was 224.6 people per square mile (86.8/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 142.2/sq mi (55.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.59% White, 20.71% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 3.29% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.76% of the population.

There were 168 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% 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 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 29.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,750, and the median income for a family was $26,875. Males had a median income of $26,591 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,697. About 25.0% of families and 32.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.4% of those under age 18 and 31.3% of those age 65 or over.


The City of Riverside is served by the Huntsville Independent School District. Riverside once had its own school before merging with Huntsville in 1975. The old school building is now a church.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Riverside, Texas
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.