Riverton, WY


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Riverton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 10,873 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Riverton is the ninth largest community in Wyoming.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Riverton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Riverton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverton who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), sales jobs (11.04%), and food service (10.26%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.39 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Riverton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.23% of the adults in Riverton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Riverton in 2010 was $24,482, which is lower middle income relative to Wyoming, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,928 for a family of four. However, Riverton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Riverton is a very 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 Native American. Riverton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Riverton include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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

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