Riverside, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverside, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Riverside had a population of 561 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Riverside, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 561
Daytime Population: Workers 183
Daytime Population: Residents 331
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 514
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 559
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 281
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $55,680
Average Household Income $65,664
Per Capita Income $28,301


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (36.1%)
Median Home Value $125,758
Average Home Value $136,097


Total Households 241
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 162
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.32% 1.25%
Households 1.33% 1.21%
Families 2.44% 1.09%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2017 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 # 1207 31st
Population Density # 1405 20th
Diversity Index # 1268 28th
Median Household Income # 518 70th
Per Capita Income # 508 71st

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