Riverdale, IL Population

Population: 15,055. Estimated population in July 2020: 14,588 (-3.1% change)
Males: 6,892 (45.8%), Females: 8,163 (54.2%)

Zip code: 60827

Median resident age: 27.5 years
Median household income: $38,321
Median house value: $82,600

Races in Riverdale:

  • Black (86.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (10.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (2.7%), Subsaharan African (2.7%), Polish (2.3%), Irish (1.5%), English (1.1%), Italian (1.0%).

Land area: 3.6 square miles

Map of Riverdale, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Riverdale

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 42.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverdale village

  • Never married: 38.8%
  • Now married: 38.7%
  • Separated: 6.2%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

3.3% Foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.9% Africa, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,573 (+11.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Riverdale:

  • INGALLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; HARVEY, IL)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL & HEALTH CENTER (about 4 miles; BLUE ISLAND, IL)
  • ROSELAND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; CHICAGO, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Riverdale:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 13 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 17 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 30 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Riverdale:

  • LANSING MUNI (about 11 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: IGQ)
  • TINLEY PARK HELISTOP (about 14 miles; CHICAGO/TINLEY PARK, IL; Abbreviation: TF8)
  • MERRILL C MEIGS (about 15 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: CGX)

Amtrak stations near Riverdale:

  • 6 miles: HOMEWOOD (181 1ST ST. & PARK AVE.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: HAMMOND-WHITING (HAMMOND, 1135 CALUMET AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: DYER (SHEFFIELD RD.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverdale:

  • SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE (about 4 miles; SOUTH HOLLAND, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,599)
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,836)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGE (about 4 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,004)
  • SAINT XAVIER UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,161)
  • PRAIRIE STATE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,523)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-RICHARD J DALEY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,536)
  • CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO-KENNEDY-KING COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,942)

Public primary/middle schools in Riverdale:

  • GEN GEORGE PATTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 13700 STEWART AVENUE; Grades: 01 – 08)
  • PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 420; Location: 14200 WENTWORTH; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WASHINGTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 13900 SCHOOL ST; Grades: KG – 07)
  • JEFFERSON SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 560 W 144TH ST; Grades: 01 – 03)
  • SCHOOL DIST 133 ANNEX (Students: 94; Location: 150 W 137TH ST; Grades: PK – KG)

Private primary/middle schools in Riverdale:

  • QUEEN OF APOSTLES SCHOOL (Students: 260; Location: 14419 S ATLANTIC; Grades: PK – 8)
  • THE PROMISE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 140; Location: 13560 S INDIANA AVE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • SUCCESSFUL BEGINNING LEARNING (Students: 24; Location: 105 E 142ND ST; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Riverdale:

  • RIVERDALE P.L.D. (Operating income: $619,395; Location: 208 WEST 144TH STREET; 38,236 books; 2,042 audio materials; 99 video materials; 93 serial subscriptions)

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