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Riverton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Riverton is the 9th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 10,725 as of July 1, 2016. Riverton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wyoming. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverton is located at latitude 43.0263 and longitude -108.3813 in Fremont County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riverton (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fremont County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,951 feet.

The City of Riverton (GNIS ID: 2410968) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Wyoming is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Riverton is located within of Fremont County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Riverton, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,725
Population in Households 10,435
Population in Familes 7,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 290
Population Density1 1,071
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 4,298
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,605
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,700 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,756 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,542 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 402 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $158,374
Average Home Value $174,646


Median Household Income $44,568
Average Household Income $58,525
Per Capita Income $24,810
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% -0.11%
Households 0.05% -0.12%
Families -0.04% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Riverton, WY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverton to the other 204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wyoming by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 96th
Population Density1 # 42 80th
Diversity Index2 # 23 89th
Median Household Income # 176 14th
Per Capita Income # 168 18th

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