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Population in 2012: 89 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -38.6%
Males: 40  (45.7%)
Females: 49  (54.3%)

Median resident age:  51.8 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip code: 68972

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,446 (it was $19,750 in 2000)
Riverton:

$23,446
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,879

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $10,125 (it was $11,100 in 2000)
Riverton:

$10,125
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $20,944; Detached houses: $19,822; Mobile homes: $35,815
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  • White alone - 86 (96.6%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (3.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Riverton: 73.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (53.5%), English (25.3%), Irish (8.1%), Dutch (6.1%), Italian (3.0%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1770 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 226 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Riverton:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverton village:

  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 17.1%
  • Divorced: 18.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $341 (3.4%)

Riverton satellite photo by USGS

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

Riverton household income distribution Riverton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Nebraska:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-10.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (36%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Public administration (30%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Other financial specialists (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (25%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (17%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Other financial specialists (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)


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Tornado activity:

Riverton-area historical tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 207% 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 below Nebraska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from Riverton center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from Riverton center
On 7/18/1990 at 02:47:03, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Riverton, NE

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverton:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 46 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 59 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 90 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 120 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 123 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Kansas State University (about 132 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 147 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)

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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: 145, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-28-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-09-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-2004), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-25-2003), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-06-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-06-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2002)
  • 6 other older health violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.7%
(19.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Riverton, NE

Riverton compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below 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:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Other fuel (6%)
  • No fuel used (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Riverton village (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.58%
Here80.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents26.1%19.8%17.2%11.6%25.3%
Congregations11.1%22.2%16.7%11.1%38.9%
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: 3
Franklin County:

9.52 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

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

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

3.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

28.6%
Nebraska:

28.0%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$555
Water Supply 0$0 1$555
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,110

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($179.78)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($179.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($67.42)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($56.18)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($44.94)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($11.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($101.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($89.89)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($235.96)
    All Other: $17,000 ($191.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($202.25)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($33.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,000 ($179.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($191.01)
    General Support: $11,000 ($123.60)
    All Other: $3,000 ($33.71)
  • Tax - NEC: $10,000 ($112.36)
    Property: $4,000 ($44.94)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $144,000 ($1617.98)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $139,000 ($1561.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,000 ($56.18)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $89,000 ($1000.00)

5.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Nebraska average:

7.03%

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 Buffalo County, NE  0.93% ($19,667 average AGI)
from Kearney County, NE  0.78% ($29,700)


7.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,914 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Nebraska average:

7.41%

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 Buffalo County, NE  1.29% ($24,412 average AGI)
to Adams County, NE  0.91% ($32,333)
to Kearney County, NE  0.76% ($21,600)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total average daily traffic: 615
Total average daily truck traffic: 79
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 800


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: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Frank DiRico, 765 41st Road (Lat: 40.097583 Lon: -98.783250), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Private 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


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