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Riverside is a township in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Riverside. For links to other places called Riverside, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Riverside is 41.835N. The longitude is -87.823W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,704.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Riverside demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60534 ZIP code.
14% of Riverside residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Riverside ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Riverside was $30,587, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Riverside residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Riverside, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $620. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,534.
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Riverside political report.
The average commute time for Riverside workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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