Riverside, CT Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverside, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Riverside Census Designated Place had a population of 8,718 as of July 1, 2018. Riverside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverside is located at latitude 41.0301 and longitude -73.5837 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the Riverside Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.81 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The Riverside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631574) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Riverside Census Designated Place is located within Town of Greenwich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Riverside, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,718
Population in Households 8,677
Population in Familes 7,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 3,610
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $186,743
Average Household Income $253,260
Per Capita Income $85,939


Total Housing Units 3,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,273 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 681 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 202 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $1,470,210
Average Home Value $1,443,566


Total Households 2,954
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 2,281
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.4%
Households 0.19% 0.26%
Families 0.19% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Riverside, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverside to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 71st
Population Density # 17 89th
Diversity Index # 48 67th
Median Household Income # 3 99th
Per Capita Income # 5 97th

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