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
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Riverton
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods
The Riverton neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (64.0%) than found in
96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, the Riverton neighborhood is unique for having just
3.3% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 97.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the Riverton
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 52.0% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Riverton neighborhood has more
African and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 1.7% have Slovak ancestry.
Riverton is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Riverton neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
35.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the Riverton neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 14.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!