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Riverdale is a city in Clayton County, in the Atlanta metro area.

The community was named for Spratin Rivers, landowner who provided right-of-way to the railroad.

The latitude of Riverdale is 33.572N. The longitude is -84.413W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 925 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,880.


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Median household income
Local
$39,530
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Riverdale demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Rape's Crossing
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 117. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.9 per 1,000 people.

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2% of Riverdale residents report German ancestry, and 3% 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 $15,377, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Riverdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Riverdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $568.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $884.


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Libraries in Riverdale include Riverdale Branch Library ... View libraries

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Clayton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Riverdale political report.

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The average commute time for Riverdale workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 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 4.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Riverdale include Hometown Inn, Red Carpet Inn.

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