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Riverside, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Riverside had a population of 304 as of July 1, 2020. Riverside ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverside is located at latitude 48.5024 and longitude -119.5064 in Okanogan County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Riverside encompass a land area of 0.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Okanogan County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 866 feet.

The Town of Riverside (GNIS ID: 2412556) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Riverside is located within Conconully-Riverside Division of Okanogan County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riverside: Republic Landing.


Riverside, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 304 (100%)
Population in Households 302 (99.3%)
Population in Families 248 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 343
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $54,818
Average Household Income $62,777
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $25,988
Wealth Index5 60


Total HU (Housing Units) 162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $171,429
Average Home Value $205,425
Housing Affordability Index3 205


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 97
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.81% 0.84%
Households 0.88% 0.84%
Families 2.15% 0.81%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
Owner Occupied HU   0.92%


Riverside, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverside to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 518 17th
Population Density # 473 24th
Median Household Income # 413 34th
Housing Affordability Index # 579 93rd
Per Capita Income # 480 23rd
Diversity Index # 220 65th

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