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Overview

Introduction to Riverdale, Georgia

Riverdale, Georgia is 12 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Clayton county. The city is part of the Atlanta metro area.

Riverdale History

The first European settlers moved to the area know known as Riverdale during the 1860s. The city had its foundations in a railroad track built in 1887 connecting Atlanta and Fort Valley. When the railroad had problems getting land required for its business needs, local landowners Mr. and Mrs. Rivers donated a generous plot of land. This made way for the establishment of a main railroad stop in the area. The city was hence named after Mr. and Mrs. Rivers, and incorporated in 1908.

Riverdale and nearby Attractions

  • Clayton County International Park
  • Atlanta Farmers Market
  • Riverdale Park
  • Southlake Golf Course
  • Rum Creek Park
  • Fort Gillem

Things To Do In Riverdale

The Parks and Recreation Department of Clayton County maintains over 670 acres of park land. These areas provide for a diverse array of services and programs for its residents and visitors. There are community centers, playgrounds, county parks, tennis courts, athletic fields, picnic areas and pavilions, swimming pools, nature preserves, fishing ponds and senior centers.

Riverdale Transportation

The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is nearby.

Riverdale Higher Education

Clayton College and State University, Atlanta Technical College, Georgia State University and Morehouse College are in the neighborhood.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,812
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+6,625
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married31.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20%
Median Earnings25+$27,902
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,613
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,098

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,849
% Above Poverty Level70.5%
% Below Poverty Level29.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation4.5%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$807
Median House Value$80,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)76.4%
African4.7%
West Indian1.3%
Irish0.9%
Jamaican0.7%
German0.6%
Nigerian0.5%
Bermudan0.4%
English0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
Arab0.2%
Syrian0.2%
British0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Polish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Riverdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clayton County
Standard Zip Codes30274, 30296
Phone Area Codes678,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.56
Approximate Longitude-84.4

Riverdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationATLANTA HARTSFIELD AP
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp34 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationEXPERIMENT
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 75 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches
StationCOVINGTON
Distance28.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
College Park14,434$31,490
Forest Park19,156$36,665
Jonesboro4,671$36,875
Lake City2,712$44,420
Morrow7,069$61,750
Union City20,560$41,043

Riverdale Hospitals

Southern Crescent Hospital For Specialty Care
(Non-profit)
11 Upper Riverdale Road Sw
Southern Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
11 Upper Riverdale Road Sw
Riverwoods Behavioral Health System
223 Medical Center Drive

Riverdale Public Schools

Charles R. Drew High School
6237 Garden Walk Blvd
ZIP: 30274
(770) 473-2700
High
Total Enrollment 1565
Church Street Elementary School
7013 Church St
ZIP: 30274
(770) 994-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 970
Harper Elementary School
93 Valley Hill Rd Sw
ZIP: 30274
(678) 479-2654
Primary
Total Enrollment 872
Pointe South Elementary School
8482 Thomas Rd
ZIP: 30274
(770) 473-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Riverdale Elementary School
6253 Garden Walk Blvd
ZIP: 30274
(770) 994-4015
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Riverdale High School
160 Roberts Dr
ZIP: 30274
(770) 473-2905
High
Total Enrollment 1392
Riverdale Middle School
400 Roberts Dr
ZIP: 30274
(770) 994-4045
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Scholars Academy Charter School
6630 Camp St
ZIP: 30274
(770) 756-9710
Sequoyah Middle School
95 Valley Hill Rd Sw
ZIP: 30274
(770) 515-7524
Middle
Total Enrollment 868
Utopian Academy For The Arts Charter School
6630 Camp St
ZIP: 30274
(770) 377-0781
Middle
Total Enrollment 179
Lake Ridge Elementary School
7900 Lake Ridge Cir
ZIP: 30296
(770) 907-5170
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Oliver Elementary School
1725 Cheryl Leigh Dr
ZIP: 30296
(770) 994-4010
Primary
Total Enrollment 632

Riverdale Private Schools

Owens Christian Preparatory Academy
8455 Highway 85 Bldg 100
ZIP: 30274
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Prime Care Learning Center Ii
6550 Church St
ZIP: 30274
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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