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0.45% decline
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2.67% decline
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3.36% decline
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4.06% decline


The economy of Riverdale, IL employs 4,545 people. The economy of Riverdale, IL is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.94; 2.07; and 1.51 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Riverdale, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (957), Transportation & Warehousing (745), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services (423), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($45,211), Transportation & Warehousing ($41,538), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($41,184).

Median household income in Riverdale, IL is $31,438. Males in Riverdale, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Riverdale, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Riverdale, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Riverdale, IL is from the county of Cook County, IL.

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Riverdale, IL is home to a population of 13,047 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Riverdale, IL is composed of 12,241 Black residents (93.8%), 386 White residents (2.96%), 226 Two+ residents (1.73%), 178 Hispanic residents (1.36%), and 16 Asian residents (0.12%). The most common foreign languages in Riverdale, IL are Spanish (348 speakers), African Languages (49 speakers), and Other Indic (20 speakers), but compared to other places, Riverdale, IL has a relative high number of Hungarian (8 speakers), African Languages (49 speakers), and Other Indo-European (18 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area awarded 153,195 degrees. The student population of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 63,222 male students and 89,973 female students. Most students in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are White (77,048 and 50.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21,948 and 14.3%), Black or African American (21,442 and 14%), and Asian (10,108 and 6.6%). The largest universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area by number of graduates are Northwestern University (9,543 and 6.23%), University of Illinois at Chicago (7,070 and 4.62%), and DePaul University (6,531 and 4.26%). The most popular majors in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are Registered Nursing (8,001 and 5.22%), General Business Administration & Management (3,250 and 2.12%), and General Psychology (2,963 and 1.93%). The median tuition costs in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are $35,250 for private four year colleges, and $8,160 and $18,088 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Riverdale, IL is $82,800, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $86,300 to $82,800, a 4.06% increase. The homeownership rate of Riverdale, IL is 44.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Riverdale, IL have an average commute time of 38.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Riverdale, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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