Riverton, UT
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Riverton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 41,900 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Riverton is the 17th largest community in Utah.

Riverton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Utah, but Riverton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Riverton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Riverton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Riverton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverton who work in office and administrative support (17.02%), management occupations (13.77%), and sales jobs (11.48%).

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.

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 terms of college education, Riverton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.44% of adults in Riverton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Riverton in 2010 was $28,093, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,372 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Riverton include German, European, Irish, and Danish.

The most common language spoken in Riverton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).