Riverton, WY
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Riverton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wyoming. With a population of 10,997 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Riverton is the ninth largest community in Wyoming.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverton who work in office and administrative support (14.17%), sales jobs (12.69%), and food service (9.30%).

One of the benefits of Riverton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.65 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Even though Riverton is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of adults in Riverton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.26% of the adults in Riverton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Riverton in 2010 was $27,581, which is middle income relative to Wyoming, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,324 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 11.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Riverton include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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



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