Riverside, Georgia

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2014: 36 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -36.8%
Males: 14  (41.2%)
Females: 22  (58.8%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip code: 31768

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,060 (it was $28,125 in 2000)
Riverside:

$36,060
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $13,409 (it was $10,102 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $18,032 (it was $10,800 in 2000)
Riverside:

$18,032
GA:

$173,700
March 2019 cost of living index in Riverside: 69.7 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 42.4%
  • Races in Riverside, GA (2010)
    • 3085.7%White alone
    • 38.6%Black alone
    • 25.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.

Latest news from Riverside, GA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (40.0%), European (40.0%), Irish (10.0%), Ukrainian (10.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 167 people per square mile   (very low).

Riverside, Georgia map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Riverside town:

1.8% ($199)
Georgia:

0.9% ($919)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (35.1 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (140.7 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (696.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Moultrie, GA (1.2 miles ),
Funston, GA (2.1 miles ),
Norman Park, GA (3.1 miles ),
Doerun, GA (3.4 miles ),
Coolidge, GA (3.5 miles ),
Ellenton, GA (3.6 miles ),
Berlin, GA (3.6 miles ),
Sale City, GA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 31.18 N, Longitude: 83.81 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 229

Distribution of median household income in Riverside, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Riverside, GA in 2017

Riverside satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Georgia:

3.7%

Average climate in Riverside, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Riverside, Georgia average temperatures Riverside, Georgia average precipitation Riverside, Georgia humidity Riverside, Georgia wind speed Riverside, Georgia snowfall Riverside, Georgia sunshine Riverside, Georgia clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Riverside-area historical tornado activity is near Georgia state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/11/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Riverside town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/13/2000, a category F3 tornado 14.8 miles away from the town center killed 6 people and injured 15 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Riverside-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 381.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 201.5 miles away from Riverside center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.6 miles away from Riverside center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 253.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 245.4 miles away from Riverside center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Colquitt County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Riverside topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Riverside:

  • SOUTHERNCARE MOULTRIE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • COLQUITT REGIONAL HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • MOULTRIE REST AWHILE NH INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • MOULTRIE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE AT SUNRISE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • SUNRISE NH OF GA INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)
  • COLQUITT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; MOULTRIE, GA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverside:

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 27 miles; Tifton, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 34 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Albany State University (about 34 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Albany Technical College (about 34 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Darton State College (about 37 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Valdosta State University (about 39 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 48 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear town borders

Colquitt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.3%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

6.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Riverside:

Marital status in Riverside, GA
  • Never married: 31.9%
  • Now married: 13.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 33.3%
  • Divorced: 21.1%

For population 25 years and over in Riverside:

  • High school or higher: 65.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Georgia average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Riverside, GA (based on Colquitt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,87073
Mainline Protestant1,70312
Catholic1,3001
Black Protestant8947
Other5262
None19,205-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Colquitt County:

3.58 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Colquitt County:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Colquitt County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Colquitt County:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Colquitt County:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Colquitt County:

30.3%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
Georgia:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$585
Totals for Government 0$0 4$585

Riverside government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($444.44)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($416.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($416.67)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($333.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($138.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($83.33)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($83.33)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($27.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($27.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $15,000 ($416.67)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($416.67)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($138.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($222.22)

Riverside government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($138.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($166.67)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $24,000 ($666.67)
    Property: $24,000 ($666.67)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $2,000 ($55.56)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,000 ($27.78)

Riverside government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,000 ($1194.44)

5.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($29,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Thomas County, GA  0.54% ($25,882 average AGI)
from Tift County, GA  0.53% ($30,867)
from Lowndes County, GA  0.34% ($35,979)


5.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,218 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Georgia average:

9.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Thomas County, GA  0.45% ($30,047 average AGI)
to Tift County, GA  0.44% ($26,730)
to Lowndes County, GA  0.35% ($28,408)

Strongest AM radio stations in Riverside:

  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WMTM (1300 AM; 5 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WHBS (1400 AM; 1 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY CHURCH, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJEM (1150 AM; 5 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: WJEM, INC.)
  • WGOV (950 AM; 4 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: W G O V, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riverside:

  • WMTM-FM (93.9 FM; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: COLQUITT BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDMG-FM (99.5 FM; DOUGLAS, GA; Owner: RTG RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJYF (95.3 FM; NASHVILLE, GA; Owner: TIFTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTIF-FM (107.5 FM; OMEGA, GA; Owner: OMEGA BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WYZK (96.7 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: C. D. J., INC.)
  • WTUF (106.3 FM; BOSTON, GA; Owner: BOSTON RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDDQ (92.1 FM; ADEL, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WAFT (101.1 FM; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: CHRISTIAN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WRXZ (106.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WZBN (102.1 FM; SYLVESTER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Riverside:

  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WFXL (Channel 31; ALBANY, GA; Owner: WAITT LICENSE COMPANY OF GEORGIA, L.L.C.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W19CP (Channel 19; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: TIFT AREA TV)
  • WVAG (Channel 44; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: HUTCHENS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • W38CM (Channel 22; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W33BX (Channel 33; TIFTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Riverside, GA
  • 85.7%Electricity
  • 14.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Riverside, GA
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Riverside compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
Cost of Living Calculator