Riverdale Park, Maryland

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Riverdale Park is a town in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 6,690 at the 2000 census.



Riverdale Park is located at 38°57′46″N 76°55′47″W / 38.96278°N 76.92972°W / 38.96278; -76.92972 (38.962810, -76.929699)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.45%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,690 people, 2,172 households, and 1,437 families residing in the town. The population density was 4,212.7 people per square mile (1,624.5/km²). There were 2,321 housing units at an average density of 1,461.5/sq mi (563.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 39.91% White, 38.51% African American, 0.49% Native American, 4.25% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 12.99% from other races, and 3.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.27% of the population.

There were 2,172 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.60.

In the town the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 12.2% from 18 to 24, 38.7% from 25 to 44, 15.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 110.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.3 males.

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