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Riverdale is a village in Cook County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Riverdale. For links to other places called Riverdale, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Riverdale is 41.633N. The longitude is -87.633W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,752.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Riverdale demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cook County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chicago area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60827 ZIP code.
3% of Riverdale residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Riverdale ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Riverdale was $14,461, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Riverdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Riverdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $595. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $956.
Libraries in Riverdale include Riverdale Public Library ... View libraries
Cook County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Riverdale political report.
The average commute time for Riverdale workers is 42 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Riverdale between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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