Riverside, Pennsylvania

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Riverside, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 10% Riverside Short Commute Times
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Riverside College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Riverside Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Riverside Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Riverside People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Riverside, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Age of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Senior Citizens 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Working at Home 5 7
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2

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Riverside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Northumberland
P.O. Box Zip Codes 17868
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.955
Longitude -76.629

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 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 42 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
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Riverside Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,861 100%
Male 903 48.5%
Female 958 51.5%
Under 18 420 22.6%
18+ 1,441 77.4%
65+ 297 16%
Median Age 41.7
Average Family Size 2.88
White 1,846 99.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 0.6%

Estimated Riverside Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,820
Growth -41
Growth % -2.2%

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 36.6%
Irish 12.8%
Polish 8%
Italian 6.5%
English 5.6%
US/American 5.1%
Dutch 3.8%
Pennsylvania German 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Welsh 1.9%
Slovak 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Ukrainian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Norwegian 0.9%
Hungarian 0.9%
Swedish 0.8%
European 0.8%
Greek 0.7%
Danish 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Riverside, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wolverton (17868)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Riverside 1,861 $55,515
Bloomsburg 12,375 $39,806
Catawissa 1,589 $37,292
Danville 4,897 $38,778
Northumberland 3,714 $38,807
Snydertown 357 $41,563
Washingtonville 201 $38,393
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