Riverton, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 285 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 153  (53.7%)
Females: 132  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  33.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51650.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,150 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Riverton:

$54,150
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,094 (it was $12,854 in 2000)

Riverton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $42,062 (it was $24,400 in 2000)
Riverton:

$42,062
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $46,402; Detached houses: $49,450; Mobile homes: $22,531

Median gross rent in 2013: $751.

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  • Races in Riverton, IA (2010)

    Riverton races chart
    • 28593.8%White alone
    • 113.6%Hispanic
    • 41.3%Two or more races
    • 20.7%Black alone
    • 20.7%Asian alone

Races in Riverton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Riverton: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.3%), English (12.7%), Polish (11.7%), Irish (11.3%), French (9.7%), United States (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/22/1876

Elevation: 1012 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 476 people per square mile   (low).

Riverton,IA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Riverton:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 0.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverton city:

  • Never married: 28.5%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 17.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $758 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $341 (2.3%)

Riverton satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Anderson, IA (2.9 miles) , Shenandoah, IA (3.4 miles ), Randolph, IA (3.6 miles ), Thurman, IA (3.7 miles ), Percival, IA (3.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $138,100
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $197,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $49,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.69 N, Longitude: 95.57 W

Area code: 712

Riverton household income distribution Riverton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.2%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-6.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (43%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Riverton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Riverton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Riverton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 99% 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 slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% 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 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 224.1 miles away from Riverton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 437.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 312.9 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 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 113.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), 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: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Riverton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Riverton:

  • THE AMBASSADOR SIDNEY INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SIDNEY, IA)
  • SOUTHWEST IOWA HOME HEALTH SER (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SIDNEY, IA)
  • GARDEN VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SHENANDOAH, IA)
  • ELM HEIGHTS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SHENANDOAH, IA)
  • SMC HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; SHENANDOAH, IA)
  • SHENANDOAH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SHENANDOAH, IA)
  • SHENANDOAH MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; SHENANDOAH, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverton:

  • Bellevue University (about 37 miles; Bellevue, NE; Full-time enrollment: 7,139)
  • Iowa Western Community College (about 43 miles; Council Bluffs, IA; FT enrollment: 5,344)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 43 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Creighton University (about 45 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 5,370)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 45 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 2,815)
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha (about 46 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,073)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 48 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)

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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 2013: 7.5%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic 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

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.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Iowa average:

10.3

Riverton travel time to work - commute Riverton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Riverton city (based on Fremont County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,06417
Catholic5602
Evangelical Protestant5237
Other--
None4,294-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Fremont County:

5.30 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Fremont County:

29.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.6%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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 2$434
Sewerage 0$0 2$911
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$1,041
Water Supply 0$0 2$911
Totals for Government 0$0 8$3,297

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($140.35)
    Regular Highways: $32,000 ($112.28)
    General - Other: $18,000 ($63.16)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($21.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($17.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($17.54)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($10.53)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($3.51)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($38.60)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($84.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($21.05)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($10.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($10.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($140.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000 ($84.21)
    General Support: $5,000 ($17.54)
  • Tax - Property: $33,000 ($115.79)
    Total General Sales: $16,000 ($56.14)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.51)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $124,000 ($435.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $118,000 ($414.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($21.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $47,000 ($164.91)

6.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,751 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Page County, IA  0.98% ($24,036 average AGI)
from Mills County, IA  0.87% ($29,920)
from Pottawattamie County, IA  0.59% ($31,882)


6.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,540 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Mills County, IA  0.90% ($33,615 average AGI)
to Otoe County, NE  0.83% ($43,375)
to Page County, IA  0.59% ($25,412)

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

Incident types - Riverton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Riverton, IA
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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