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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Riverdale is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 12,786. Riverdale is in Cook County. Living in Riverdale offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Riverdale there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Riverdale and residents tend to be liberal.
About Riverdale...
Population
12,786

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$932
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    315.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    37.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    82.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    307.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    660.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,779
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    390.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Riverdale

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,573
National
$55,322
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Riverdale Reviews

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I moved here about three years ago and thought that I would hate it. But surprisingly it proved to be much more than meets the eye and I ended up falling in love with it. Not only did I have to stay around here for school, but I also eventually found a job and that made living around here much more fun because I could do things that I couldn’t before. The trains, on the other hand, are somewhat annoying. If you get caught by one there’s a possibility that you will be sitting there all day so it’s best to know the alternative routes or you will be majorly out of luck.
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When i first moved to Riverdale it was awesome. It was a complete change from the urban city enviroment. The stores are walking distant, it's very quiet and lots of parks for children. However, there has been some shooting around the neighborhood. I've been living here for a year in the half but the Riverdale police has been on keeping the crime down.
Riverdale would be a great place if they could get control on the gun violence in the area. I've been living in the area for a year and since I've been here there have been multiple shootings and I fear for my children because their school is across the street from my apartment and most of the shootings take place on my street. No parent should have to worry if their child is going to be shot as a result of a random shooting while their child is in school.