Learn about Riverdale, Utah. Below you can find community information, including vital statistics, information on local schools as well as resources for finding real estate listings and homes for sale in Riverdale.
The community of Riverdale is situated on the border of Hill Air Force Base, which is one of the largest bases for Air Materiel Command. Many of the military and civilian personnel who work at Hill reside in Riverdale. Riverdale enjoys a good relationship with Hill Air Force Base. When shifts change at the Base, Riverdale Road experiences a heavy influx of traffic due to the fact that it a major roadway from Hill to Riverdale as well as to neighboring communities.
The business district in Riverdale enhances the economic well being of the area. The broad tax base provided by the business district is the envy of surrounding cities. This tax base has also helped City officials to keep property tax rates consistently at one of the lowest levels in Weber County.
The large business district and busy highways provide another unique concern for the City that of law enforcement. Riverdale has a relatively large police force (16 officers) for its population, due to the special needs of the area. It is the finest department in the area, and law enforcement officers are eager to come to work for Riverdale. Businesses and residents appreciate the fine protection provided by the Riverdale Police Department.
Riverdale City also has an active Youth City Council. Youth and their adult advisors learn about the functioning of local government and participate in many service projects within the community. This group has become an important part of Riverdale City.
Riverdale is a community with a large business district. Thoughtful planning has enabled business to co-exist with the residential community in a positive atmosphere. The City still has room to grow and develop, in both residential and commercial areas.
General Facts and Information
Population (year 2000): 7,656. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,934 (+3.6% change)
Males: 3,803 (49.7%), Females: 3,853 (50.3%)
Median resident age: 29.4 years
Median household income: $44,375 (year 2000)
Median house value: $136,400 (year 2000)
Races in Riverdale:
- White Non-Hispanic (88.7%)
- Hispanic (6.4%)
- Other race (2.3%)
- Two or more races (2.0%)
- Black (1.5%)
- American Indian (1.0%)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Riverdale:
- OGDEN-HINCKLEY (about 1 miles; OGDEN, UT; ID: OGD)
- HILL AFB (about 5 miles; OGDEN, UT; ID: HIF)
- SALT LAKE CITY INTL (about 28 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; ID: SLC)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverdale:
- WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; OGDEN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,112)
- UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 31 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; FT enrollment: 19,866)
- UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; LOGAN, UT; FT enrollment: 16,384)
Private high school in Riverdale:
- CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SCHOOL (Students: 361; Location: 5101 SOUTH 1050 WEST; Grades: PK – 12)