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Riverside, Alabama
(Saint Clair County)

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Welcome to Riverside ...

The town of Riverside is located in Saint Clair County.

When the people of Riverside refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Riversider<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2015, Riverside has a population of 2,300 people<2> (see below for details).

Riverside is 520 feet [158 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Riverside lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Riverside (for example, toward Tallapoosa (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The ZIP code for Riverside: 35135<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Riverside had a population of 2,208 people. This makes Riverside the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Riverside represents 0.05% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 166th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,208 people, the population of Riverside increased 41.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,564 people).

Taken from the 2015 Census Estimates, Riverside had an population of 2,300 people. This is an increase of 4.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 47.06% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Riverside.

Communities near Riverside ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2015
Argo   [Map]   4,196   W   18 miles [29 km]
Ashville   [Map]   2,256   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,524   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Margaret   [Map]   4,554   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moody   [Map]   12,593   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Odenville   [Map]   3,695   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Riverside.

Communities Also Named Riverside ...

While we believe that this Riverside is located in Saint Clair County, we know of another 3 Alabama communities named Riverside. Those communities are located in the following counties: Blount, Cullman and Etowah County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 195 communities that are also named Riverside - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas (4), British Columbia, California (6), Colorado (3), Connecticut (3), Delaware, Florida (6), Georgia (9), Idaho (4), Illinois, Indiana (5), Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky (3), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (6), Michigan (3), Minnesota (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri (5), Montana (6), Nebraska (3), Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire (2), New Jersey (6), New Mexico (5), New York (7), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Nova Scotia (4), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (7), Oregon (4), Pennsylvania (5), Rhode Island, South Carolina (4), South Dakota (2), Tennessee (9), Texas (3), Utah (4), Vermont (3), Virginia (7), Washington (6), West Virginia (7), Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Riverside.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Riverside. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Riverside. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverside.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Riverside:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riverside ...

Looking for more information about Riverside? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Riverside, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Riverside.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Riverside. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Riverside. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Riverside refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Riverside may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riverside.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Riverside). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Riverside or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Riverside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverside) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Riverside. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Riverside

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6170, Longitude: -86.2038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Riverside.


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