The City of Riverdale is located in Scott County in Iowa, United States. It is a small town with little over 400 people. The city is in an area of 2.2 square miles, of which about 0.36 square miles is water. The town saw a decline in population in the 2010 census, compared to the 2000 census, when it had more than 650 people.
Riverdale is a part of the Quad Cities metropolitan area and was incorporated at the end of 1950. This was challenged by the city of Bettendorf, but upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court after a legal battle of 3 years.
The biggest employer in the region is Alcoa, which has a giant aluminum rolling mill in Riverdale. The company employs around 2,000 people. Riverdale is surrounded on three sides by Bettendorf and the Mississippi River is on the fourth side.
The city was home to the Iowana Dairy Farms, started in 1912 by Col. G. W. French. The Holstein cattle in his farms soon became one of the largest and most outstanding in the United States. The Aluminum Company of America, (ALCOA), moved to Davenport, Iowa in 1946 and by the middle of 1948 the new plant’s construction was finished and operations began in 1949.
Riverdale also has several parks that serve its residents. The Bicentennial Park, Havens Acres Park and Volunteer Square Park are some of them.
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