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Riverton, Wyoming - Basic Facts

The City of Riverton is the 9th largest city in Wyoming with a population of 10,551 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Riverton, WY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,551
Daytime Population: Workers 6,798
Daytime Population: Residents 5,478
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,276
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 10,268
Population in Familes 7,792
Population in Group Qrtrs 283
Population Density2 1,054
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $47,739
Average Household Income $60,852
Per Capita Income $25,601


Total Housing Units 4,658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,731 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,472 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 455 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $167,560
Average Home Value $180,412


Total Households 4,203
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 2,544
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.15% -0.57%
Households -0.27% -0.64%
Families -0.36% -0.84%
Median Household Income   0.21%
Per Capita Income   1.1%

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, 2017 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 Density # 43 79th
Diversity Index # 21 90th
Median Household Income # 169 18th
Per Capita Income # 166 19th

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