Riverton is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,758 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Riverton is the 393rd largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Riverton was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.28% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Riverton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Riverton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Riverton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.04 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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. 45.83% 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 2018 was $49,718, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $198,872 for a family of four.
Riverton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Riverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.