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Welcome to Riverside ...

The city of Riverside is located in Platte County<1>.

The location of Riverside has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Riverside refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Riversider<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Riverside has a population of 3,505 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Riverside.

Riverside is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Riverside lies within the (816) area code.

The ZIP code for Riverside: 64150<6>

Websites for Riverside ...

Official Website: www.cityofriversidemo.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Riverside had an population of 3,505 people. This is an increase of 19.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Riverside had a population of 2,937 people. This makes Riverside the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Riverside represents 0.05% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 190th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,937 people, the population of Riverside decreased 1.41% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,979 people).

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

Communities Also Named Riverside ...

While we believe that this Riverside is located in Platte County, we know of another 4 Missouri communities named Riverside. Those communities are located in the following counties: Dunklin, Jefferson, Miller and Reynolds County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 195 communities that are also named Riverside - they are located in Alabama (4), 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), 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.

Communities near Riverside ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Riverside.

  • Kansas City [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas City
    • Kansas City [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southeast of Riverside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 495,327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<8>
  • Overland Park [Johnson County]
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    • Overland Park [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Riverside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Overland Park<8>
  • Independence [Jackson County]
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    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Riverside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,672 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<8>
  • Shawnee [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawnee
    • Shawnee [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Riverside
    • Estimated population in 2019: 65,807 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawnee<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lenexa [Johnson County]
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      • Lenexa [Johnson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenexa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenexa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenexa<8>
    • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County]
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      • Leavenworth [Leavenworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northwest of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
      • Former name for Leavenworth:
      • Leavenworth City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leavenworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leavenworth<8>
    • Leawood [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leawood
      • Leawood [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leawood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leawood<8>
    • Liberty [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<8>
    • Raytown [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raytown
      • Raytown [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,991 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raytown<8>
    • Gladstone [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
      • Gladstone [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Riverside
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Riverside. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Riverside.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Riverside.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverside. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Riverside, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Riverside.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Riverside: www.cityofriversidemo.com/

The official website for Platte County: www.co.platte.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Platte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 city'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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riverside.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverside - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 city (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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Riverside

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1700, Longitude: -94.6303       In this case, the coordinates for Riverside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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