Riverdale, Georgia
Riverdale Town Center
Riverdale Town Center
Motto: 
Building Greatness Daily
Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Clayton County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°33′53″N 84°24′38″W / 33.56472°N 84.41056°W / 33.56472; -84.41056
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyClayton
Area
 • Total4.42 sq mi (11.46 km2)
 • Land4.42 sq mi (11.44 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
925 ft (282 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total15,129
 • Density3,424.40/sq mi (1,322.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30274, 30296
Area code(s)770/678/470
FIPS code13-65464[2]
GNIS feature ID0321635[3]
Websitewww.riverdalega.gov
[4]

Riverdale is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. The population was 15,134 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 12,478 in 2000. Riverdale is a suburb just south of Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport[6] and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.[7]

History

The area now known as Riverdale was settled before the Civil War. Riverdale was founded in 1886, when the railroad was extended to that point.[8]

In 1908, the city was incorporated with the name Riverdale, named in honor of Mr. W.S. Rivers, the original owner of the town site.[9]

Geography

Riverdale is in western Clayton County, 12 miles (19 km) south of downtown Atlanta and 6 miles (10 km) northwest of Jonesboro, the county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Riverdale has an area of 4.5 square miles (11.6 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.22%, is water.[5]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1910139
192015914.4%
1930158−0.6%
194020731.0%
195026327.1%
19601,045297.3%
19702,521141.2%
19807,121182.5%
19909,35931.4%
200012,47833.3%
201015,13421.3%
202015,1290.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2020 census

Riverdale racial composition[11]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 620 4.1%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 11,776 77.84%
Native American 34 0.22%
Asian 881 5.82%
Pacific Islander 1 0.01%
Other/Mixed 442 2.92%
Hispanic or Latino 1,375 9.09%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 15,129 people, 5,517 households, and 3,404 families residing in the city.

2000 census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,478 people, 4,389 households, and 3,107 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,926.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,129.9/km2). There were 4,590 housing units at an average density of 1,076.4 per square mile (415.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 20.09% White, 67.42% African American, 0.30% Native American, 7.73% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.28% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.81% of the population.

There were 4,389 households, out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were married couples living together, 25.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 32.5% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 36.1% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,530, and the median income for a family was $42,323. Males had a median income of $30,802 versus $26,102 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,377. About 10.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 18.8% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

The city currently has three parks, all within a mile of each other:

Government

Riverdale City Hall

The city is governed by a mayor and four council members. Each council member represents the entire city and is elected at-large. Council members come from the four wards that divide the city. The mayor and council appoint a city manager, who has oversight over five departments.[citation needed]

Education

Schools in Riverdale are in the Clayton County School System. Schools located in Riverdale include:

Infrastructure

Transportation

State highways

Main roads

These are roads with more than four lanes.

Minor roads

These are roads with two to four lanes. or other 785.

Interstate highway

Interstate 75 passes northeast of the city limits.

Transit

Two MARTA bus routes serve the city, including:

Notable people

References

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  14. ^ "Harper Elementary". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  15. ^ "Lake Ridge Elementary". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  16. ^ "Oliver Elementary". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  17. ^ "Pointe South Elementary". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  18. ^ "Riverdale Elementary". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  19. ^ "Riverdale High". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  20. ^ "Riverdale Middle". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  21. ^ "Sequoyah Middle". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
  22. ^ "Smith Elementary". Clayton County Public Schools. Retrieved May 1, 2023.
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