Riverton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 44,419 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 85.86% 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 (14.38%), sales jobs (14.24%), and management occupations (13.04%).
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: 8.05% 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 city’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.
The education level of Riverton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.47% of adults in Riverton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Riverton in 2010 was $31,466, which is wealthy relative to Utah, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,864 for a family of four.
Riverton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Chinese.