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Fremont County

Population in 2012: 287 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 

Males: 148  (51.6%)
Females: 139  (48.4%)

Median resident age:  40.2 years
Iowa median age:  42.7 years

Zip codes: 51650.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $50,544 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Riverton:

$50,544
Iowa:

$49,427
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $17,657

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $35,504 (it was $24,400 in 2000)
Riverton:

$35,504
Iowa:

$123,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $40,252; Detached houses: $42,949; Mobile homes: $28,250

Median gross rent in 2011: $567.

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  • White alone - 285 (93.8%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.7%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Riverton: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.1%), United States (16.3%), English (10.8%), Irish (9.5%), Polish (8.2%), French (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/22/1876

Elevation: 1012 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 480 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Riverton:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverton city:

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 20.2%

0 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.0%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $617 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $333 (2.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (42.2 miles , pop. 58,268).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (46.0 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (417.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Farragut, IA (2.3 miles ), Sidney, IA (2.4 miles ), Hamburg, IA (2.7 miles ), Shenandoah, IA (3.4 miles ), Randolph, IA (3.6 miles ), Thurman, IA (3.7 miles ), Watson, MO (3.8 miles) , Imogene, IA (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $197,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $49,900

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Latitude: 40.69 N, Longitude: 95.57 W

Area code: 712

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-6.2%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Riverton-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 195% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/22/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Riverton city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/5/1954, a category F4 tornado 13.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Riverton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 3.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.7 miles away from Riverton center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fremont County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Riverton:

  • SHENANDOAH MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 12 miles away; SHENANDOAH, IA)
  • ST MARY'S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, about 16 miles away; NEBRASKA CITY, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverton:

  • Bellevue University (about 38 miles; Bellevue, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,237)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 43 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 3,574)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 43 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 45 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Creighton University (about 45 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 6,479)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 46 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 9,853)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 48 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 7,095)

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Notable location: Riverton Volunteer Fire and Rescue (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Riverton: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Fremont County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.0%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.2%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Riverton, IA

Riverton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Riverton (2011 data):

  • Great Western Bank: Riverton Branch at 816 Summer Street, branch established on 1982/09/21. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Riverton travel time to work - commute


Riverton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Riverton (based on Fremont County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.03%
Here46.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents38.4%19.6%12.0%8.4%7.2%
Congregations34.6%7.7%7.7%15.4%11.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneLutheran Church Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents4.0%3.6%2.8%2.5%1.6%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%7.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Fremont County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Fremont County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Fremont County:

29.2%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fremont County:

19.6%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$170
Sewerage 0$0 1$357
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$408
Water Supply 0$0 1$357
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,292

Riverton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($139.37)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($111.50)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($62.72)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($20.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($17.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($17.42)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($10.45)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($3.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($38.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($83.62)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($20.91)

Riverton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($10.45)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($10.45)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($139.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($83.62)
    General Support: $5,000 ($17.42)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($114.98)
    Total General Sales: $16,000 ($55.75)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.48)

Riverton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($432.06)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $118,000 ($411.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($20.91)

Riverton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $47,000 ($163.76)

7.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.05%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Page County, IA  1.03% ($32,069 average AGI)
from Mills County, IA  0.78% ($34,591)
from Douglas County, NE  0.64% ($34,056)


7.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,627 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Page County, IA  1.45% ($31,878 average AGI)
to Pottawattamie County, IA  0.78% ($22,818)
to Douglas County, NE  0.67% ($24,579)

Strongest AM radio stations in Riverton:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLNG (1560 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA)
  • KOZN (1620 AM; 10 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riverton:

  • KEFM (96.1 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WEBSTER COMMUNICATIONS CO.)
  • KNCY-FM (103.1 FM; AUBURN, NE; Owner: RADIO 2000 NE, INC.)
  • KBBX-FM (97.7 FM; NEBRASKA CITY, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLTQ (101.9 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGBI-FM (100.7 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMLV (88.1 FM; RALSTON, NE; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KFRX (102.7 FM; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LINCOLN, INC.)
  • KRSS (93.5 FM; TARKIO, MO; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KXKT (103.7 FM; GLENWOOD, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOR (99.9 FM; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKBZ (99.3 FM; CLARINDA, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KCSI (95.3 FM; RED OAK, IA; Owner: HAWKEYE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Riverton:

  • KPTM (Channel 42; OMAHA, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE MIDLANDS)
  • KXVO (Channel 15; OMAHA, NE; Owner: MITTS TELECASTING COMPANY)
  • KYNE-TV (Channel 26; OMAHA, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KMTV (Channel 3; OMAHA, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KETV (Channel 7; OMAHA, NE; Owner: KETV HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUON-TV (Channel 12; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA)
  • KHIN (Channel 36; RED OAK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOWT-TV (Channel 6; OMAHA, NE; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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Most common first names in Riverton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles579.8 years
Anna589.8 years
James469.2 years
Mary478.0 years
Robert478.2 years
Wilbur476.7 years
Edith385.3 years
Richard377.3 years
Paul367.7 years
Ray387.7 years
Most common last names in Riverton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barton685.5 years
Shull681.5 years
Cooper574.8 years
Randolph574.2 years
Brown481.8 years
Athen487.3 years
Smith483.2 years
Cowden473.8 years
Butts477.2 years
Mcmullen487.0 years

Riverton on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Department and other general merchandise stores"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations:"
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