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Population in 2012: 117 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.7%
 

Males: 51  (43.8%)
Females: 66  (56.2%)

Median resident age:  42.2 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 56401

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,390 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Riverton:

$46,390
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,976

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $94,112 (it was $72,300 in 2000)
Riverton:

$94,112
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,495; Detached houses: $108,893; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $417,639

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,094.

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  • White alone - 114 (97.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.9%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Riverton: 92.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (24.1%), Norwegian (16.0%), Swedish (10.4%), Scottish (6.6%), United States (6.6%), French Canadian (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1228 feet

Land area: 0.79 square miles.

Population density: 149 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Riverton:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverton city:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 50.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $900 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $443 (0.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (62.9 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (110.2 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (449.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Ironton, MN (1.8 miles ), Trommald, MN (1.8 miles) , Crosby, MN (2.1 miles ), Merrifield, MN (2.4 miles) , Deerwood, MN (2.6 miles ), Cuyuna, MN (2.6 miles ), Brainerd, MN (3.2 miles ), Nisswa, MN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 46.46 N, Longitude: 94.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 218

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-9.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (21%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Riverton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 10% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Riverton city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 tornado 23.5 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crow Wing County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Riverton:

  • HOMEHEALTH PARTNERSHIP (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; CROSBY, MN)
  • CUYUNA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CROSBY, MN)
  • WOODHAVEN SENIOR COMM (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BRAINERD, MN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverton:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 12 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • Saint Cloud Technical College (about 62 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,740)
  • Saint Cloud State University (about 64 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 12,908)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 64 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)
  • Rasmussen College-St Cloud (about 64 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 2,762)
  • Bemidji State University (about 81 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 3,658)
  • Lake Superior College (about 94 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)

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Crow Wing County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.5. This is about average.
City:

27.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 15.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

24.5
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 7.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.00
U.S.:

9.59


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.3%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.5%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Riverton compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Riverton travel time to work - commute


Riverton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (25%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Utility gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Riverton city (based on Crow Wing County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.62%
Here68.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Free Church of America
Adherents43.4%29.6%7.0%3.1%2.9%
Congregations17.4%17.4%10.1%5.8%4.3%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents2.1%1.7%1.5%1.2%7.4%
Congregations5.8%4.3%2.9%2.9%29.0%
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: 13
Crow Wing County:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Crow Wing County:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 71
This county:

11.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Crow Wing County:

6.7%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Crow Wing County:

27.2%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.0%
State:

13.0%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$120
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$680
Water Supply 0$0 1$500
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,300

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $26,000 ($222.22)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($196.58)
    Water Utilities: $13,000 ($111.11)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($59.83)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($42.74)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($34.19)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($25.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($17.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($25.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $39,000 ($333.33)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($68.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $8,000 ($68.38)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($8.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($102.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $24,000 ($205.13)
  • Tax - Property: $27,000 ($230.77)
    NEC: $1,000 ($8.55)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $57,000 ($487.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $51,000 ($435.90)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $6,000 ($51.28)

7.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Crow Wing County:

0.05%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cass County, MN  0.99% ($33,629 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.87% ($62,261)
from Anoka County, MN  0.37% ($81,376)


6.22% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,058 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

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 Cass County, MN  0.91% ($39,462 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.65% ($31,773)
to Stearns County, MN  0.25% ($25,070)

Strongest AM radio stations in Riverton:

  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KVBR (1340 AM; 1 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • KKIN (930 AM; 3 kW; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KLTF (960 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE FALLS, MN; Owner: KLTF/KFML, INC.)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riverton:

  • KUAL-FM (101.5 FM; CROSBY, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLIZ-FM (107.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • WJJY-FM (106.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFGI (103.5 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KTIG (102.7 FM; PEQUOT LAKES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • KLKS (104.3 FM; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • K204ES (88.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKIN-FM (94.3 FM; AITKIN, MN; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • KBKK (95.9 FM; PILLAGER, MN; Owner: DJ BROADCASTING C0RPORATION)
  • K216FS (91.1 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Riverton:

  • K25GD (Channel 25; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • K33ET (Channel 33; AITKIN, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • K27EV (Channel 27; AITKIN, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • K16BQ (Channel 16; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K28DF (Channel 28; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K57BJ (Channel 57; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • K39GG (Channel 39; AITKIN, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • KLKS-LP (Channel 46; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Mn Pwr 230 Kv Substn At Sw Corner Of City Limits (Lat: 46.452778 Lon: -94.064444), Type: 88.3, Overall height: 82.3 m
    Registrant: 2187222641, Www.Mpelectric.Com, 30 W SUPERIOR ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 230kv Substation (Lat: 46.452750 Lon: -94.064444), Call Sign: KAB401, Licensee ID: L00001853
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/25/1998, Expiration Date: 10/18/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/03/2002
    Registrant: Minnesota Power Inc, 30 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802
  • Riverton 230 Kv Substation (Lat: 46.452750 Lon: -94.064444), Call Sign: KTE861, Licensee ID: L00001853
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/17/2001, Expiration Date: 11/12/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2012
    Registrant: Minnesota Power Inc, 30 W Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802, Phone: (218) 720-2780
  • 1 Mi Se (Lat: 46.452750 Lon: -94.064444), Call Sign: WGM422
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2011, Expiration Date: 05/06/2021, Certifier: James L Goodin
    Registrant: B V Larson Inc., 1082 West Bone Lake Ln, Milltown, WI 54858, Phone: (715) 857-5557, Fax: (715) 857-5557, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RIVERTON, Sw Crnr Riverton Vlg Cty Lmts At Mn Pwr 230 Kv Substation (Lat: 46.452722 Lon: -94.064417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WAY529
    Assigned Frequencies: 6705.00 MHz, 6378.22 MHz, 6386.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/15/2009, Expiration Date: 07/21/2019
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • MS03NP273, Mn Pwr 230 Kv Substn At Sw Corner Of City Limits (Lat: 46.452778 Lon: -94.064444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 82.3 m, Overall height: 88.3 m, Call Sign: WQQC543
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/25/2012, Expiration Date: 10/25/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • STATION, Within Mp Riverton 230 Kv Substation (Lat: 46.452722 Lon: -94.064417), Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WHH776
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.537 MHz, 928.537 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/08/2002, Expiration Date: 08/13/2012, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2012
    Registrant: Phone: (218) 722-2641

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0MJA, Licensee ID: L00469288
    Grant Date: 04/18/2012, Expiration Date: 02/19/2022, Certifier: Warren C Turnbloom
    Registrant: Warren C Turnbloom, 20886 County Rd 59, Riverton, MN 56455-2166


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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