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Riverdale, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Riverdale had a population of 3,791 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Riverdale is located at latitude 40.996 and longitude -74.3151 in Morris County. 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. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Borough of Riverdale (GNIS ID: 885371) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riverdale: Pompton.

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Riverdale, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,791
Population in Households 3,791
Population in Familes 2,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,882
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 1,665
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 990
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,702 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,386 (81.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 279 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $388,494
Average Home Value $424,098


Median Household Income $82,979
Average Household Income $95,635
Per Capita Income $42,003
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 0.92%
Households 1.41% 1.05%
Families 1.47% 1.09%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 304 44th
Population Density1 # 338 38th
Diversity Index2 # 316 42nd
Median Household Income # 211 61st
Per Capita Income # 192 65th

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