Riverton, UT
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Riverton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 43,344 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Riverton is the 17th largest community in Utah.

Housing costs in Riverton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Utah.

Riverton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (15.54%), sales jobs (14.50%), and management occupations (13.71%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.92% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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.

The education level of Riverton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.24% of adults in Riverton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Riverton in 2010 was $29,531, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,124 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 English, German, Danish, Swedish, and European.

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