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, 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 (14.85%), sales jobs (9.24%), and food service (9.00%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Riverton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.44 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Riverton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.37% of adults 25 and older in Riverton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Riverton in 2010 was $22,767, which is low income relative to Wyoming, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,068 for a family of four. However, Riverton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Riverton include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

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

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