Riverton, NJ
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Riverton is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,748 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Riverton is the 396th largest community in New Jersey. Riverton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Riverton is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 92.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Riverton is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverton who work in management occupations (17.33%), sales jobs (12.51%), and office and administrative support (12.44%).

Also of interest is that Riverton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Riverton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Riverton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Riverton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Riverton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Even though Riverton is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Riverton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.05% of adults in Riverton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Riverton in 2010 was $41,716, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,864 for a family of four.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Riverton include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Riverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.