Riverton is a tiny town located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 771 people and just one neighborhood, Riverton is the 241st largest community in Kansas.
Riverton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Riverton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverton who work in sales jobs (29.61%), business and financial occupations (23.03%), and teaching (20.07%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 34.04% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Riverton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Riverton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Being a small town, Riverton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Riverton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.96% of adults 25 and older in Riverton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Riverton in 2018 was $24,521, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,084 for a family of four. However, Riverton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Riverton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Riverton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Riverton include German, Scottish, Russian, Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Riverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and African languages.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Austrian and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 3.4% have Native American ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Riverton are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 46.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.1% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 35.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 33.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.0%), and 11.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% of households. Some people also speak Italian (5.2%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Riverton, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (13.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (9.4%), and residents who report English roots (6.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (4.5%), along with some Native American ancestry residents (3.4%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.