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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  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 13,025. 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
13,025

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$82,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$886
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Riverdale Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Riverdale

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,933
National
$55,322
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Riverdale Reviews

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Relatively quite suburb, Within minutes of shopping and expressways. The police force do patrol often and fire department is local as well. The village also has neighborhood schools, drug store, bank, and general store.
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Riverdale has done a great job at reducing crime on the most horrible block. They have created a safer route for children to get to and from school by creating better sidewalks and cutting heavy traffic roads with DO NOT ENTER signs. This village Rocks! that to the community and the officers.
I like that it’s near three different Metra stations but not many grocery stores. Somewhat safe neighborhood. Always activities