Riverside, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverside, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Riverside had a population of 572 as of July 1, 2016. Riverside ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverside is located at latitude 30.8483 and longitude -95.3988 in Walker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riverside (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Walker County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 187 feet.

The City of Riverside (GNIS ID: 2410966) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Riverside is located within Riverside Division of Walker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Riverside, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 572
Population in Households 569
Population in Familes 459
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 287
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 249
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 201 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (35.3%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $133,085


Median Household Income $54,177
Average Household Income $61,665
Per Capita Income $26,941
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.85% 1.19%
Households 2.08% 1.33%
Families 3.34% 1.28%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Riverside, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverside to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1199 32nd
Population Density1 # 1395 20th
Diversity Index2 # 1268 27th
Median Household Income # 504 71st
Per Capita Income # 509 71st

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