Census Data for Riverview ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2016 and it gives Riverview a population of 182 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Riverview a population of 184 people.
The town of Riverview is located in Escambia County. The 2010 Census gave Escambia County a population of 38,319 people. This means that Riverview had 0.48% of the county's total population, making it Escambia's 5th most populous community.
At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a town like Riverview, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the town.
Things like the population, area and housing for Riverview reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Riverview might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.
The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Riverview has a total area of 1.47 square miles [3.8 km²]. Of this total, 1.45 square miles [3.7 km²] is land, with the balance (1.43%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).
Escambia County has a land area of 945 square miles [2,447.7 km²]. At 1.45 square miles [3.7 km²], Riverview has 0.15% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 31° 3' 40" (or 31.06°) [Map]
Lon: -87° 4' 38" (or -87.08°)
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (184 people) and land area (1.45 square miles [3.7 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Riverview had a population density of 125.4 people per square mile [48.43 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Riverview had a population of 99 people and a land area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a population density of 240 people per square mile [92.7 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Riverview. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to an apple-to-oranges comparison. More information about these differences can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Riverview had 79 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 184 people, this averages 2.33 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Riverview had a land area of 1.45 square miles [3.7 km²]. This translates to 53.9 Housing Units per square mile [20.79 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Riverview had 48 Housing Units, a population of 99 people and a land area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a density of 2.06 people per Housing Unit and 116.4 Housing Units per square mile [44.93 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Riverview and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Escambia County ...
The community of Riverview is located in Escambia County.
The county had a population of 38,319 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 184 people, Riverview represented 0.48% of the county's total.
In addition, where the town of Riverview has a population density of 125.4 people per square mile [48.43 people/km²], Escambia County averages 40.55 people per square mile [15.65 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Escambia County.
Population Rings for Riverview ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Riverview and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Riverview. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
| Radius ||No of|
|5 mi [8 km]||3||8,029||-0.51%|
|10 mi [16 km]||5||8,754||+0.16%|
|15 mi [24 km]||7||11,948||+0.59%|
|20 mi [32 km]||8||12,499||+0.3%|
|25 mi [40 km]||9||22,521||-0.59%|
|30 mi [48 km]||13||36,984||+1.52%|
US Census QuickFacts ...
The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Although they haven't created a QuickFact for Riverview, there are QuickFacts available for the following nearby communities:
For more about neighboring communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Riverview. For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Riverview, see our County-by-County Page for Riverview.
A Census QuickFact is available for Escambia County (QF-12053).
Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Escambia County.
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Riverview, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Riverview. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.
If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 255.63% larger than the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Riverview was 1.47 square miles [3.8 km²]. Of this total, 1.45 square miles [3.7 km²] is land, with the balance (1.43%) being water (0.02 square miles [0.1 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Riverview, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Riverview.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 31.061143° (or 31°3'40" N) [Map]
Lon: -87.077437° (or -87°4'38" W)
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 31.058641° (or 31°3'31" N) [Map]
Lon: -87.056688° (or -87°3'24" W)
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 6,544 feet to the west<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2407226) to Riverview. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Riverview. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 31.058022° (or 31°3'28" N) [Map]
Lon: -87.057709° (or -87°3'27" W)
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 6,265 feet to the west<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Riverview. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Riverview.
Miscellaneous Information for Riverview ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Escambia County or the town of Riverview:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Riverview:
GNIS ID for Riverview: 2407226
GNIS ID for Escambia County: 161552
GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 01 (Alabama)
County Code: 053 (Escambia County)
Place Code: 65016 (Riverview)
State & County Code: 01/053 (Alabama / Escambia County)
State & Place Code: 01/65016 (Alabama / Riverview)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Riverview is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Riverview.
|<1>||Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.|
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|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
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|<3>||A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).|
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|<4>||The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.|
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|<5>||The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the 2010 Census location is 81 degrees.|
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|<6>||The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the GNIS point is 79 degrees.|
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