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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.

People

Total Population 8,610
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,136
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,688
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $824
Median House Value $162,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28%
US/American 0%
English 26.1%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Riverdale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of Ogden, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 382 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Weber
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84405
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.176
Longitude -112.003

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)

Station RIVERDALE
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Station OGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
Distance 4.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Station MORGAN POWER AND LIGHT
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 30 to 65 F
Annual Precip 19 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clinton 21,036 $75,625
Roy 37,670 $67,527
South Ogden 16,805 $63,221
Sunset 5,163 $58,641
Washington Terrace 9,119 $53,922
West Haven 11,323 $81,020

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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