Riverside is a neighborhood and census-designated place located in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. The town of Greenwich consists of several distinct sections or neighborhoods with their own mailing addresses and ZIP codes such Riverside, Byram, Cos Cob, Glenville, Mianus, Old Greenwich and Greenwich. Riverside’s Zip Code is 06878
Riverside was originally a community of farmers, fisherman and oystermen known as Mianus Neck until 1870. Today it is a suburban community between Old Greenwich and Cos Cob featuring an abundance of waterfront on the river, harbor, and Long Island Sound.
Riverside has two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Riverside Avenue Bridge, built in 1894 (listed in 1977) and Samuel Ferris House, built in about 1760 (listed in 1989).
The residents of Riverside, CT are wealthy, educated and family oriented and similar to Old Greenwich, the neighborhood’s access to nearby train stations makes it a great residence for commuting to New York City.
Riverside, CT Climate
Riverside, CT gets 50 inches of rain per year. Snowfall is 2 inches. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 118. On average, there are 208 sunny days per year in Riverside. July highs are around 85 degrees and January lows are around 19 degrees.
Riverside, CT Population
As of 2011, Riverside’s population is 7,822. There are 3,112 people per square mile (population density). The median age in Riverside is 40.7. 65.55% of people are married and 8.65% are divorced. The average household size is 2.87 people. 55.05% of the people in Riverside are married with children and 49.42% have children and are single.
Riverside, CT Economy
The unemployment rate in Riverside is 6.70%, with job growth of 1.22%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 35.74%. Riverside sales tax rate is 6.00% and income tax is 5.00%. Income per capita in Riverside is $73,125, which includes all adults and children. Median household income is approximately $159,068.
Riverside, CT Population by Employment
- Management, Business, and Financial Operations 32.77%
- Professional and Related Occupations 26.73%
- Service 7.58%
- Sales and Office 24.33%
- Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.03%
- Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 4.04%
- Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 4.52%
Riverside, CT Real Estate and Housing Statistics
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The median home value in Riverside is $1,063,200. Home appreciation is -1.96% over the last year. The median age of Riverside, CT real estate is 54 years. Renters make up 14.77% of Riverside’s population and 5.31% of houses and apartments are unoccupied.
Riverside, CT Public Schools and Education
Riverside is served by Greenwich Public Schools. Riverside schools spend $11,605 per student. There are 13 pupils per teacher, 243 students per librarian and 341 children per counselor.
Public Schools in Riverside, CT include:
- North Mianus School
- Riverside School
- Eastern Middle School
- Stamford High School (located in Stamford)
Colleges/Universities in or nearest to Riverside, CT
- SUNY at Purchase College (Purchase, NY)
- SUNY Westchester Community College (Valhalla, NY)
- Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT)
- Iona College(New Rochelle, NY)
- The College of New Rochelle (New Rochelle, NY)
- Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Educational Attainment in Fairfield County, CT
- Population 25 years and over 596,371
- Less than 9th grade 36,948
- 9th to 12th grade, no diploma 56,287
- High school graduate 140,262
- Some college, no degree 91,775
- Associate’s degree 33,425
- Bachelor’s degree 237,674
- Graduate or professional degree 39.9
- Percent high school graduate or higher 84.4
- Percent bachelor’s degree or higher 137,383
Hospitals/Medical Centers nearest to Riverside, CT
- Greenwich Hospital
- Stamford Hospital
- Huntington Hospital
- Four Winds Hospital
- Westchester Medical Center
- Norwalk Hospital
- North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove
- Winifred Masterson Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
- White Plains Hospital
Riverside, CT Transportation
The neighborhood is served by the Riverside Railroad Station on the Metro-North line, although some residents are closer to the Old Greenwich Train Station. Interstate 95 cuts through Riverside.
Greenwich, CT is served by the Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line and is approximately a 40 minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on the express train and a 50 minute ride on the local. Amtrak stops in the adjacent city of Stamford.
The average one-way commute in Riverside takes 38 minutes. 58% of commuters drive their own car alone, 3% carpool with others and 25% take mass transit.
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