Riverside, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverside, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Riverside had a population of 1,166 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Riverside is located at latitude 41.4832 and longitude -91.5722 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riverside (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Riverside (GNIS ID: 2396384) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Riverside is located within Township of Iowa, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Riverside, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,166
Daytime Population: Workers 867
Daytime Population: Residents 420
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,287
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 1,166
Population in Familes 928
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 660
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $64,372
Average Household Income $72,171
Per Capita Income $30,776


Total Housing Units 582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 378 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $160,000
Average Home Value $206,746


Total Households 513
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 331
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.24% 1.9%
Households 2.3% 1.95%
Families 3.01% 1.86%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Riverside, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverside to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 252 75th
Population Density # 520 49th
Diversity Index # 608 40th
Median Household Income # 164 84th
Per Capita Income # 249 75th

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