Riverside is a borough in
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United
The population was 1,861 at the 2000
census. The current mayor is Dale E. Erb.
Riverside was established in 1871. It was merged with Gearhart
Township in 1950.
Riverside is located at .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the borough has a total area of
5.3 square miles
), of which,
4.8 square miles (12.5 km2
) of it is land and
0.5 square miles (1.2 km2
) of it (8.85%) is
Riverside is literally on the side of the Susquehanna River
, hence the name.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,861
people, 760 households, and 561 families residing in the borough.
The population density
people per square mile (148.5/km2
). There were 799
housing units at an average density of 165.0/sq mi
). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.19%
, 0.05% African American
, 0.11% from other races
, and 0.43% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.64%
of the population.
There were 760 households out of which 30.5% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married
living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 23.2% of all
households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living
alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size
was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the borough the population was spread out with 22.6% under the
age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45
to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $45,469, and
the median income for a family was $55,515. Males had a median
income of $38,929 versus $25,556 for females. The per capita income
for the borough was
$23,732. About 5.7% of families and 7.1% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 10.4%
of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.