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 91.56% 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 (17.46%), sales jobs (14.02%), and office and administrative support (11.16%).

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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

In Riverton, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Riverton is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Riverton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 46.63% 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 $43,159, 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 $172,636 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 German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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