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Overview

Introduction to Riverdale, Utah

Riverdale, Utah is located 3 miles SW of Ogden, Utah (center to center) and is 382 miles W of Denver, Colorado. It is in Weber County. The city is part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metro area.

Riverdale History

Riverdale was first settled in the 1850s. Daniel Burch established the first grist mill of the area in 1853 in 1853. John Taylor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the mill in 1858 and made improvements. The first postmaster of the city was John Child. Riverdale was incorporated as a town on March 4, 1946. The first President of Town Board was Mondell Bennett. Later on July 7, 1956, Riverdale gained the status of a third class city. Edwin G. Anderson was the first mayor.

Riverdale and nearby Attractions

  • Schneiters Riverside Golf Course
  • Roy Historical Museum
  • Eccles Community Art Center
  • Hill Aerospace Museum
  • Great Salt Lake State Park
  • Ogden Union Station Museums

Things To Do In Riverdale

Riverdale offers easy access to Ogden Union Station Museums, Roy Historical Museum, Hill Aerospace Museum, and Pioneer Village. The Willard Bay State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park offer amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The Schneiters Riverside Golf Course and Ogden Golf & Country Club provide excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. One can also visit the Treehouse Children's Museum. The Riverdale Park, East Park, and Golden Spike Park are some of the local parks.

Riverdale Transportation

Flights can be availed from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Riverdale Higher Education

Weber State University, Utah State University, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College are the centers of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,636
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+4,118
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,366
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,413
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,534

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,714
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$765
Median House Value$170,300

Ancestry

English26.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.6%
German9.3%
Irish6.3%
Dutch5%
Danishn4.2%
Swedish3.9%
Scottish3.4%
Italian3.4%
Norwegian2.3%
Swiss1%
Canadian0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Greek0.6%
Polish0.4%
Turkish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Riverdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Weber County
Standard Zip Codes84405
Phone Area Codes801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude41.15
Approximate Longitude-111.98

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)

StationRIVERDALE
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 90 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip20.7 inches
StationOGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp38 to 66 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches
StationMORGAN POWER AND LIGHT
Distance19.6 miles
Jan Temp11 to 35 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp51 to 88 F
Oct Temp30 to 65 F
Annual Precip19 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clinton21,210$76,853
Roy37,853$69,405
South Ogden16,893$69,032
Sunset5,176$59,615
Washington Terrace9,150$60,162
West Haven11,639$84,847

Riverdale Public Schools

Good Foundations Academy
5101 S 1050 W
ZIP: 84405
(801) 393-2950
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Utah Military Academy
5120 S. 1050 W.
ZIP: 84405
(801) 689-3013
High
Total Enrollment 324
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