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Riverdale, Utah
—  City  —
Location of Riverdale, Utah
Coordinates: 41°10′43″N 112°0′15″W / 41.17861°N 112.00417°W / 41.17861; -112.00417
Country United States
State Utah
County Weber
Area
 - Total 4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 - Land 4.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,370 ft (1,332 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 7,656
 - Density 1,726.1/sq mi (666.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84405
Area code(s) 801
FIPS code 49-64010[1]
GNIS feature ID 1444992[2]

Riverdale is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States. The population was 7,656 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Riverdale is located at 41°10′43″N 112°0′15″W / 41.17861°N 112.00417°W / 41.17861; -112.00417 (41.178664, -112.004136)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,656 people, 2,806 households, and 2,045 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,726.1 people per square mile (665.8/km²). There were 2,970 housing units at an average density of 669.6/sq mi (258.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.95% White, 1.48% African American, 0.60% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 2.32% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.37% of the population.

There were 2,806 households out of which 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 14.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,375, and the median income for a family was $49,453. Males had a median income of $32,389 versus $23,635 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,627. About 6.9% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 1.2% of those age 65 or over.

History

The first settlers in Riverdale arrived in the 1850s, when Daniel Burch built a grist mill along the eastern bank of the Weber River in 1853. John Taylor, an LDS apostle, purchased and expanded the mill in 1858. Other industries began establishing, including match manufacturing (by Hugh Findlay, who later served as the settlement's first teacher), a blacksmith shop, and a canning factory.

The town of Riverdale was finally incorporated on March 4, 1946.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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