Riverdale, Illinois

Riverdale, Illinois

Chicagoland municipality
muni-name = Riverdale
muni = Village
state = Illinois
county = Cook
tcounty = Cook
township = Thornton
township2 = Calumet
gov =
head_label = Mayor
gov_head = Zenovia Evans
pop = 15,055
density-km = 1,596.9
density-mi = 4,138.6
status = up
percent = 10.10
prevyear = 1990
white = 11.07
black = 86.38
hispanic = 2.43
asian = 0.19
islander = 0.05
native = 0.16
other = 1.04
zips = 60827
acode = 708
area-km = 9.8
area-mi = 3.8
pci = 14,461
geocode = 64278
mhi = 38,321
mnhv = 83,300
mhv = 84,357 (2000)
website = www.villageofriverdale.org

Riverdale is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 15,055 at the 2000 census.


Riverdale is located at coor dms|41|38|26|N|87|37|50|W|city (41.640684, -87.630645)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (3.96%) is water.


As of the 2000 censusGR|2, there were 15,055 people, 4,987 households, and 3,675 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,138.6 people per square mile (1,596.9/km²). There were 5,441 housing units at an average density of 1,495.7/sq mi (577.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 11.07% White, 86.38% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population.

The top non-African American ancentries reported in Riverdale as of the 2000 census were German (2.7%) and Polish (2.3%). [PDFlink| [http://censtats.census.gov/data/IL/1601764278.pdf Profile of General Demographic Characteristics, Riverdale, Illinois] |38.9 KiB . U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed 2007-07-11.]

There were 4,987 households out of which 47.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, 33.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.50.

In the village the population was spread out with 37.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,321, and the median income for a family was $41,892. Males had a median income of $36,005 versus $29,521 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,461. About 16.6% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.


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.

Police Department - Fallen Officers

In the history of the Riverdale Police Department, one officer has been killed in the line of duty.

Famous natives

*Antwaan Randle El – NFL wide receiver
*Charles Christian Hammer - Classical Guitarist
*Betty Robinson - Won the Olympic Gold Medal in the 400 meter relay events during the 1936 Olympics.
*Rob Zimmerman - Master of Speech Competition, National Finalist in 2000.


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