Riverview, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverview, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Riverview had a population of 12,173 as of July 1, 2017. Riverview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverview is located at latitude 42.1739 and longitude -83.1916 in Wayne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riverview (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Wayne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The City of Riverview (GNIS ID: 1626986) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Riverview, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,173
Daytime Population: Workers 4,385
Daytime Population: Residents 6,216
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,601
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 11,655
Population in Familes 9,252
Population in Group Qrtrs 518
Population Density2 2,770
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $51,762
Average Household Income $68,761
Per Capita Income $30,039


Total Housing Units 5,474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,100 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,008 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 366 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $143,214
Average Home Value $156,863


Total Households 5,108
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 3,217
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.35%
Households -0.15% -0.26%
Families -0.38% -0.42%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Riverview, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverview to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 85 88th
Population Density # 84 88th
Diversity Index # 207 70th
Median Household Income # 230 67th
Per Capita Income # 150 78th

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