Riverdale Park, formerly known and often referred to as Riverdale, Maryland is a semi-urban town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States, a suburb in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The population was 6,956 as of 2010. The population as of 2018 is approximately 7,225, according to the US Census Bureau and other entities.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.35 km), of which, 1.65 square miles (4.27 km) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,690 people, 2,172 households, and 1,437 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,212.7 people per square mile (1,624.5/km²). There were 2,321 housing units at an average density of 1,461.5 per square mile (563.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.91% White, 38.51% African American, 0.49% Native American, 4.25% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 12.99% from other races, and 3.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.27% of the population.
There were 2,172 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 16.4% contained a female member with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.1% contained someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.60.
28.7% of residents were under the age of 18;12.2% were between 18 and 24, 38.7% between 25 and 44, 15.6% between 45 and 64, and 4.9% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $44,041, and the median income for a family was $49,904. Males had a median income of $30,053 versus $30,200 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,293. About 9.0% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 Census, there were 6,956 people, 1,944 households, and 1,390 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,215.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,627.7/km). There were 2,058 housing units at an average density of 1,247.3 per square mile (481.6/km). The racial makeup of the town was 32.2% White, 27.1% African American, 1.3% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 32.0% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.0% of the population.
There were 1,944 households in the town, of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 16.6% contained a female member with no husband present, 10.3% contained a male member with no wife present, and 28.5% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% contained someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.50 and the average family size was 3.85.
The median age in the town was 30.3 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.8% were between 25 and 44; 19.8% were between 45 and 64; and 6.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.