Riverton, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 84 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -42.1%
Males: 45  (54.5%)
Females: 39  (45.5%)
Median resident age:

68.2 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip code: 68972

Estimated median household income in 2017: $21,163 (it was $19,750 in 2000)
Riverton:

$21,163
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,003 (it was $10,936 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $10,940 (it was $11,100 in 2000)
Riverton:

$10,940
NE:

$155,800
March 2019 cost of living index in Riverton: 71.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.2%
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  • Races in Riverton, NE (2010)
    • 8696.6%White alone
    • 33.4%Two or more races
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Ancestries: German (34.6%), Irish (23.1%), English (7.7%), Scottish (7.7%), Norwegian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1770 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 214 people per square mile   (very low).

Riverton, Nebraska map

3 residents are foreign born

This village:

5.5%
Nebraska:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $210 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $276 (2.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (120.6 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (516.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Inavale, NE (2.4 miles),
Franklin, NE (3.2 miles ),
Red Cloud, NE (3.5 miles ),
Campbell, NE (3.8 miles ),
Bloomington, NE (3.8 miles),
Cowles, NE (4.2 miles),
Upland, NE (4.2 miles),
Bladen, NE (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.09 N, Longitude: 98.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 308

Distribution of median household income in Riverton, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Riverton, NE in 2017

Riverton satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Most common industries in Riverton, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Truck transportation (10.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (9.1%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.8%)
  • Truck transportation (19.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (9.7%)
  • Public administration (9.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (9.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Food (6.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (25.0%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (20.8%)
  • Health care (20.8%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (8.3%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (8.3%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.3%)
Most common occupations in Riverton, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (10.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.9%)
  • Other financial specialists (9.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (19.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.7%)
  • Other financial specialists (9.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (9.7%)
  • Top executives (6.5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (6.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (25.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (16.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (12.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Other financial specialists (8.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.3%)

Average climate in Riverton, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Riverton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Riverton village center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.0 miles away from the village center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Riverton-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 681.6 miles away from Riverton center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 388.2 miles away from Riverton 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 185.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from Riverton center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from Riverton center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 287.2 miles away from Riverton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Riverton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Riverton:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - FRANKLIN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FRANKLIN, NE)
  • HERITAGE OF RED CLOUD (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; RED CLOUD, NE)
  • GRANDVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CAMPBELL, NE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverton:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 46 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 60 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 90 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 117 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 120 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 123 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 123 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Riverton: Riverton (A), Riverton Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Riverton include: Saint Catherine Catholic Church (A), United Church of Christ (B), Assembly of God Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Riverton and their reported violations in the past:

RIVERTON, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 89, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-13-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-21-2013), St Public Notif received (DEC-18-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-22-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-29-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-11-2013), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-05-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (DEC-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-10-2012 to DEC-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-10-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012)
  • 9 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
  • 54 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This village:

1.9 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

52.2%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

6.5%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Riverton:

Marital status in Riverton, NE
  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 36.0%
  • Separated: 8.1%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 30.9%

For population 25 years and over in Riverton:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Nebraska average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Riverton, NE (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,7128
Evangelical Protestant3585
Catholic2162
None939-
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: 3
This county:

9.52 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Franklin County:

9.52 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Franklin County:

9.8%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

28.6%
State:

28.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.9%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Riverton:

38.5%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
Riverton:

28.5
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.5%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Riverton:

9.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Riverton:

6.9
Nebraska:

6.8

Overweight people:
Riverton:

36.3%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Riverton:

47.5%
State:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Riverton:

71.3%
State:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Riverton, NE Residents
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 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,222
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,222
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 2$2,444

Riverton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $28,000 ($333.33)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($226.19)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($83.33)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($71.43)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($59.52)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($35.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($35.71)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($23.81)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($11.90)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($11.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($107.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,000 ($523.81)

Riverton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($23.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($11.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $20,000 ($238.10)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($35.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($309.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($202.38)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($178.57)
    Other: $2,000 ($23.81)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($47.62)

Riverton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $237,000 ($2821.43)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $221,000 ($2630.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,000 ($190.48)

Riverton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $130,000 ($1547.62)

Strongest AM radio stations in Riverton:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riverton:

  • KQKY (105.9 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLIQ (94.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KROR (101.5 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: ETERNAL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRNY (102.3 FM; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KLNE-FM (88.7 FM; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

TV broadcast stations around Riverton:

  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KGIN (Channel 11; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • KLNE-TV (Channel 3; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 53.7mTotal length
  • 2,160Total average daily traffic
  • 91Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,717Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Riverton, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 51990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Riverton, NE

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Frank DiRico, 765 41st Road (Lat: 40.097583 Lon: -98.783250), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com, Phone: (781) 319-1011
  • Frank DiRico, 765 41st Road (Lat: 40.097583 Lon: -98.783250), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m, Registrant: Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com, Phone: (781) 319-1011

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 1/2 Mi E S Side Of Hwy In (Lat: 40.082806 Lon: -98.708972), Call Sign: KNCM285, Licensee ID: L00060176,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.050 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/1997, Expiration Date: 03/28/2002, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2002, Registrant: R & J Farms Inc, Route 1, Riverton, NE 68972, Phone: (308) 425-6896

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • RIVERTON, 765 41st Road (Lat: 40.097583 Lon: -98.783250), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQSU381,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 11/15/2013, Expiration Date: 11/15/2023, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett, Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Riverton, NE
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 19.4%Electricity
  • 16.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Riverton, NE
  • 50.0%Utility gas
  • 50.0%Electricity


Riverton compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
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