Riverside, Iowa

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Riverside, Iowa

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High Points

Riverside strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Riverside Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Riverside Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Riverside People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Riverside Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Riverside Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Riverside, Iowa

Comparing Riverside to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 5
Senior Citizens 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 6
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 3
Working at Home 3 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
People Living Alone 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 10
Affordability of Rents 7 5
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3

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Riverside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 204 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 52327
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.479
Longitude -91.581

Riverside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
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Riverside Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 928 100%
Male 438 47.2%
Female 490 52.8%
Under 18 255 27.5%
18+ 673 72.5%
65+ 105 11.3%
Median Age 34.8
Average Family Size 3.08
White 910 98.1%
African-American 5 0.5%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 6 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Riverside Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 961
Growth 33
Growth % 3.6%

Riverside Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 39.7%
US/American 15.6%
Irish 14.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Czech 4%
English 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Norwegian 2.6%
Polish 2.5%
Dutch 1.8%
Welsh 1.1%
Scottish 0.8%
Danish 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Italian 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
European 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Riverside 928 $52,344
Ainsworth 524 $50,208
Hills 679 $57,386
Iowa City 62,220 $57,568
Kalona 2,293 $45,897
Lone Tree 1,151 $50,000
University Heights 987 $79,044
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Riverside High Schools (2004)

Serves 190 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

Riverside Colleges

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