Riverside, Maryland

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Population in 2010: 6,425. Population change since 2000: +4.8%
Males: 3,029  (47.1%)
Females: 3,396  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 21017.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $75,123 (it was $57,641 in 2000)
Riverside:

$75,123
MD:

$78,945

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $36,044 (it was $23,158 in 2000)

Riverside CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $198,569 (it was $103,700 in 2000)
Riverside:

$198,569
MD:

$306,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $314,362; Detached houses: $355,524; Townhouses or other attached units: $229,892; In 2-unit structures: $203,922; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $201,334; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $195,827; Mobile homes: $62,554

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,354.

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  • Races in Riverside, MD (2016)

    Riverside races chart
    • 3,68158.8%White alone
    • 1,57725.2%Black alone
    • 4967.9%Hispanic
    • 3044.9%Two or more races
    • 1883.0%Asian alone
    • 320.5%American Indian alone
    • 60.10%Other race alone

Races in Riverside detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Riverside: 105.7 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: African (12.3%), German (6.7%), Irish (6.7%), English (4.4%), American (4.1%), Italian (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 2,664 people per square mile   (average).

Riverside,MD real estate house value index trend

Riverside, Maryland map

For population 25 years and over in Riverside:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverside CDP:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

496 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 2.0% Latin America).

This place:

7.9%
Maryland:

14.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,316 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,653 (1.0%)

Riverside satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dundalk, MD (20.1 miles , pop. 62,306).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (23.0 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (68.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Perryman, MD (1.3 miles ), Bel Air South, MD (2.1 miles ), Edgewood, MD (2.1 miles ), Aberdeen, MD (2.2 miles ), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (2.4 miles ), Bel Air, MD (2.6 miles ), Joppatowne, MD (2.7 miles ), Pleasant Hills, MD (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 39.48 N, Longitude: 76.24 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -486 (-7.8%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 378 (10.4%)

Riverside household income distribution Riverside home values distribution

Property values in Riverside, MD

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Riverside: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Riverside, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Riverside-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Maryland state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1961, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Riverside place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 30.4 miles away from the place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Riverside-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 259.0 miles away from Riverside center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.2 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 158.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 324.8 miles away from Riverside center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 297.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harford County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Riverside topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Riverside:

  • LORIEN HEALTH SYSTEMS - RIVERSIDE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; BELCAMP, MD)
  • ABERDEEN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; ABERDEEN, MD)
  • DAVITA - BELAIR (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; BEL AIR, MD)
  • HARFORD HHA/HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BEL AIR, MD)
  • FOREST HILL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FOREST HILL, MD)
  • TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT AT HARTFORD MEMORIAL HOSPIT (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD)
  • BREVIN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD)

airports located in Riverside:

Amtrak station near Riverside:

  • 5 miles: ABERDEEN (S. PHILADELPHIA & BELAIR AVE.) . Services: free short-term parking, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Riverside:

  • 18 miles: Peach Bottom 2 and 3 in Delta, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverside:

  • Harford Community College (about 7 miles; Bel Air, MD; Full-time enrollment: 4,530)
  • The Community College of Baltimore County (about 16 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 15,217)
  • Morgan State University (about 21 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 7,113)
  • Towson University (about 21 miles; Towson, MD; FT enrollment: 19,618)
  • All-State Career-Baltimore (about 22 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 2,287)
  • Loyola University Maryland (about 23 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 5,215)
  • Johns Hopkins University (about 23 miles; Baltimore, MD; FT enrollment: 20,568)

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Notable location: Riverside Business Park (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bynum Run (A), James Run (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Harford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 95.4. This is worse than average.

City:

95.4
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 11.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

6.4

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.70. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.70
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.3%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.4% for Black residents, 2.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.8% for other race residents, 2.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Maryland:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.0%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
30 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
121 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Maryland average:

12.6

Riverside travel time to work - commute Riverside mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Riverside CDP (based on Harford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic44,6189
Evangelical Protestant23,64597
Mainline Protestant22,30565
Other2,67510
Black Protestant1,6289
Orthodox9002
None149,055-
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: 35
Harford County:

1.46 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Harford County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 57
Harford County:

2.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 106
Here:

4.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Maryland:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Harford County:

27.3%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Riverside:

50.0%
Maryland:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Riverside:

50.4%
Maryland:

47.3%

Average BMI:
Riverside:

28.5
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.4%
Maryland:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Riverside:

9.4%
Maryland:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Riverside:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Riverside:

32.0%
Maryland:

34.1%

General health condition:
Riverside:

60.1%
Maryland:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.7%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Riverside, MD Residents

5.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($56,098 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Maryland average:

6.59%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($856 average AGI)
Harford County:

0.09%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Baltimore County, MD  1.61% ($50,703 average AGI)
from Baltimore city, MD  0.52% ($43,778)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.39% ($109,929)


5.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Maryland average:

6.66%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($770 average AGI)
Harford County:

0.10%
Maryland average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Baltimore County, MD  1.37% ($44,935 average AGI)
to Baltimore city, MD  0.47% ($44,564)
to Cecil County, MD  0.39% ($45,538)

Strongest AM radio stations in Riverside:

  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WJSS (1330 AM; 5 kW; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: PEOPLES BROADCAST NETWORK, LLC)
  • WAMD (970 AM; 1 kW; ABERDEEN, MD; Owner: MACKK BROADCASTING CO, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riverside:

  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLIF (101.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WLIF, INC.)
  • WHFC (91.1 FM; BEL AIR, MD; Owner: HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSMJ (104.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWMX (106.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIYY (97.9 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WZBA (100.7 FM; WESTMINSTER, MD; Owner: SHAMROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYV (105.7 FM; CATONSVILLE, MD; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPOC (93.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WERQ-FM (92.3 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBJC (91.5 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WYPR (88.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WYPR LICENSE HOLDING LLC)
  • WRBS (95.1 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: PETER & JOHN RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WQSR (102.7 FM; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: INFINITY OF CHESAPEAKE LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTMD (89.7 FM; TOWSON, MD; Owner: TOWSON UNIVERSITY)
  • WOEL-FM (89.9 FM; ELKTON, MD; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Riverside:

  • WBAL-TV (Channel 11; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WBAL HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WMAR-TV (Channel 2; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBFF (Channel 45; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNUV (Channel 54; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: BALTIMORE (WNUV-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMPB (Channel 67; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WUTB (Channel 24; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMPT (Channel 22; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED34$218,20112$189,459110$221,7283$90,6038$168,5531$109,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$256,6501$188,3009$191,8481$28,5301$96,6600$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$200,5132$176,33041$224,5672$28,9052$246,0401$49,020
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$245,3533$158,42330$240,8691$110,1601$214,3200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$153,74012$215,4250$01$220,5900$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3017.01 , 3017.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$222,6503$189,783
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$325,210
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$330,190
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$240,160
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3017.01 , 3017.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Businesses in Riverside, MD

  • Burger King: 1

Riverside compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Riverside on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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