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Riverdale, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Riverdale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Morris County at latitude 40.996 and longitude -74.3151. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Riverdale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Riverdale, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for Riverdale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Riverdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riverdale: Pompton.

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Riverdale, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,746
Population in Households 3,746
Population in Familes 2,899
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,859
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,643
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 971
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,370 (80.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 273 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $395,876
Average Home Value $436,843


Median Household Income $86,764
Average Household Income $98,131
Per Capita Income $43,040
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.21% 1.03%
Households 1.43% 1.06%
Families 1.36% 1.03%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Riverdale, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverdale to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 305 44th
Population Density1 # 342 37th
Diversity Index2 # 316 42nd
Median Household Income # 192 65th
Per Capita Income # 172 69th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.