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Riverside, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Riverside had a population of 2,358 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Riverside is located at latitude 33.6164 and longitude -86.2044 in St. Clair County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riverside (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.66 sq. miles and a water area of 1.74 sq. miles. St. Clair County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 489 feet.

The City of Riverside (GNIS ID: 2407224) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Riverside is located within Pell City Division of St. Clair 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riverside: Readman.

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


Total Population 2,358
Daytime Population: Workers 143
Daytime Population: Residents 1,342
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,485
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 2,358
Population in Familes 1,978
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 272
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $54,771
Average Household Income $65,084
Per Capita Income $26,001


Total Housing Units 1,046 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 596 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 333 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $162,970
Average Home Value $178,193


Total Households 929
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 649
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 0.91% 0.82%
Households 1.01% 0.83%
Families 0.19% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

Riverside, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverside to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 193 67th
Population Density # 260 55th
Diversity Index # 329 43rd
Median Household Income # 71 88th
Per Capita Income # 88 85th

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