Riverdale, Utah


Riverdale Community Center
Riverdale Community Center

In 1853, Daniel Burch built a grist mill on the eastern bank of the Weber River at the site of Riverdale. Settlers had been in the area for a few years already but the presence of the grist mill brought more of them. To deal with the housing "boom," Burch built a sawmill to process the cottonwood logs being cut out of the river bottoms to make way for planting fields. John Taylor, an LDS Apostle (and later President of the Church) bought the grist mill in 1858 and expanded it. Shortly thereafter Hugh Findlay built a factory to make matches, then came a blacksmith shop and a canning factory. The pioneers also dug a canal to irrigate croplands east of the river. They raised fruit, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables, hay, beef and dairy cattle.

On the south side of Riverdale is Hill Air Force Base, a major local employer and contributor to the tax base.

Fast Facts about Riverdale, Utah
Riverdale, Weber County, UT 84405
Latitude: 41.1787°N
Longitude: 112.0041°W
Incorporated: 1946
Elevation: 4,370'

Education:
High School or Higher: 86.0%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 13.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.2%
Cost of Living Index for Riverdale: 86.8
Median Resident Age: 29.4 Years

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $56,000
Median Home Value: $175,000
Major Industries:
Government, Health Care, Construction, Educational Services, Transportation Equipment, Lodging & Food Services, Repair & Maintenance, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Waste Management Services, Retail Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 4.4%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
8,426
Males
4,212
Females
4,214
Population by Age
Under 18
2,352
18 & over
6,074
20-24
683
25-34
1,319
35-49
1,504
50-64
1,356
65 & over
981
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
1,079
Non Hispanic or Latino
7,347
Population by Race
White
7,390
African-American
113
Asian
136
Native American
64
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
38
Other
449
Two or more
236
 
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