Riverside, Pennsylvania

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Riverside is a borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,861 at the 2000 census. The current mayor is Dale E. Erb.



Riverside was established in 1871. It was merged with Gearhart Township in 1950.


Riverside is located at 40°57′13″N 76°38′06″W / 40.953663°N 76.634872°W / 40.953663; -76.634872.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km2), of which, 4.8 square miles (12.5 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km2) of it (8.85%) is water.

Riverside is literally on the side of the Susquehanna River, hence the name.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,861 people, 760 households, and 561 families residing in the borough. The population density was 384.4 people per square mile (148.5/km2). There were 799 housing units at an average density of 165.0/sq mi (63.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.19% White, 0.05% African American, 0.21% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 760 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

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