Riverside, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Riverside, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Riverside had a population of 2,379 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riverside: Readman.

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Riverside, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,379
Population in Households 2,379
Population in Familes 1,988
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 275
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $55,648
Average Household Income $67,306
Per Capita Income $26,868


Total Housing Units 1,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 623 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $166,250
Average Home Value $189,005


Total Households 938
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 654
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.91% 0.86%
Households 1.0% 0.94%
Families 0.26% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 2018 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 # 192 67th
Population Density # 257 56th
Diversity Index # 331 43rd
Median Household Income # 70 88th
Per Capita Income # 95 84th

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