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.
Riverton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
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 15.65 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Despite being a small city, Riverton has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other 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.