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Population in 2012: 10,971 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.8%
Males: 5,465  (49.8%)
Females: 5,506  (50.2%)

Median resident age:  35.4 years
Wyoming median age:  42.3 years

Zip codes: 82501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,203 (it was $31,531 in 2000)
Riverton:

$38,203
WY:

$54,901
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,369

Riverton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,408 (it was $80,000 in 2000)
Riverton:

$150,408
WY:

$187,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $150,475; Detached houses: $166,885; Townhouses or other attached units: $135,896; Mobile homes: $28,081

Median gross rent in 2012: $652.

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Riverton races chart
  • White alone - 7,981 (75.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,152 (10.8%)
  • Hispanic - 959 (9.0%)
  • Two or more races - 357 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 113 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 70 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 14 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Riverton: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.7%), Irish (10.6%), English (8.5%), United States (5.5%), Swedish (2.9%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 9.78 square miles.

Population density: 1,122 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Riverton:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverton city:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

146 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Wyoming:  2.7%



According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists there were 99 registered sex offenders living in Riverton, Wyoming as of October 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Riverton to the number of sex offenders is 111 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,023 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,134 (0.8%)

Riverton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (186.0 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Denver, CO (289.5 miles , pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (686.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Arapahoe, WY (2.0 miles ), Hudson, WY (3.6 miles ), Wind River, WY (3.8 miles) , Johnstown, WY (4.1 miles ), Ethete, WY (4.2 miles ), Shoshoni, WY (4.5 miles ), Pavillion, WY (4.6 miles) , Lander, WY (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $87,000
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2004: 31 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2005: 15 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2007: 35 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $246,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.03 N, Longitude: 108.40 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,781 (+16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,290 (68.7%)

Area code: 307

Riverton household income distribution Riverton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Riverton by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000310011221
per 100,000 9.00.00.00.031.910.60.00.010.19.918.818.79.1
Rapes 964816571025415
per 100,000 81.164.442.584.310.663.652.471.5100.919.847.137.4136.1
Robberies 5864163132713
per 100,000 45.085.863.842.110.663.631.510.230.319.866.09.327.2
Assaults 17191830311730241926293223
per 100,000 153.1203.8191.4316.1329.4180.1314.6245.0191.8256.8273.2299.1208.6
Burglaries 82618073636155493145583030
per 100,000 738.7654.4850.9769.1669.4646.2576.8500.3312.9444.5546.5280.4272.1
Thefts 376410337379395462303337414474462440500
per 100,000 3387.14398.23584.33993.34196.84894.13177.43440.54178.94682.44353.24112.14535.1
Auto thefts 13302727351922311521153324
per 100,000 117.1321.8287.2284.5371.9201.3230.7316.5151.4207.4141.3308.4217.7
Arson 4138209251021
per 100,000 36.010.731.984.321.20.094.420.450.59.90.018.79.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 325.9368.1319.7382.3388.6387.0302.4309.4352.1330.2376.2341.1397.6

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Crime rate in Riverton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 39 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
US average:

3.00

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Riverton, Wyoming accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Wyoming:

4.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Riverton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wyoming state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/28/1993 at 21:02:28, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.7 ML, Depth: 5.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/10/1992 at 15:40:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.4 miles away from Riverton center
On 9/27/2001 at 22:05:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/26/2000 at 21:58:46, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/31/2007 at 05:23:23, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from Riverton center
On 6/1/1993 at 21:33:22, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 65.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fremont County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Riverton topographic map

Birthplace of: Bucky Jacobsen - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners, born: Aug 30, 1975), Chance Phelps - Marine, Lance Deal - Athletics competitor, Ashlynn Yennie - Actor, Nick Bebout - Football player.

Main business address for: US ENERGY CORP (METAL MINING), CRESTED CORP (BITUMINOUS COAL & LIGNITE MINING).


Hospitals/medical centers in Riverton:

  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF RIVERTON (Home Health Center, 514 E PERSHING AVENUE, SUITE C)
  • LITTLE WIND HOSPICE, AN AMEDISYS COMPANY (Hospital, 716 COLLEGE VIEW DRIVE, SUITE C)
  • RIVERTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, 2100 W SUNSET DR)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION - WIND RIVER (Nursing Home, 1002 FOREST DRIVE)

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Local government website: riverton.wyoming.com

College/University in Riverton:

  • Central Wyoming College (Full-time enrollment: 965; Location: 2660 Peck Avenue; Public; Website: www.cwc.edu/)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverton:

  • Casper College (about 106 miles; Casper, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,078)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 179 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 12,325)
  • University of Wyoming (about 187 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 9,610)
  • Montana State University-Billings (about 192 miles; Billings, MT; FT enrollment: 2,629)
  • Utah State University (about 196 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 12,584)
  • Utah State University-Regional Campuses and Distance Education (about 196 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 3,048)
  • Idaho State University (about 206 miles; Pocatello, ID; FT enrollment: 8,867)

Public high school in Riverton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Riverton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Riverton:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 121; Location: 419 E PARK AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SMART START ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 1014 N 8TH ST W; Grades: PK - TK)
  • ST MARGARET CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 119; Location: 220 N 7 E; Grades: PK - 8)
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Notable locations in Riverton: Riverton Country Club (A), Wyoming Penitentiary Farm (B), Riverton Regional Airport Fire Station (C), Wyoming Fire Academy (D), Fremont County Emergency Medical Services (E), Fremont County Fire Protection District Headquarters (F), Riverton Volunteer Fire Department (G), Riverton Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Riverton Museum (700 East Park Avenue) (1), Wind River Heritage Center (Museums; 412 East Fremont Avenue) (2), Libraries - Riverton (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1330 West Park Avenue) (3), Goodbuddy's Coin Op CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 810 Belinda Drive) (4), Electric Game Place (Amusement & Theme Parks; 112 South 3rd Street East) (5), Mustang Music & Vending (Amusement & Theme Parks; 880 Freedom Drive) (6), Timberline Wildlife Taxidermy (Tours & Charters; 12553 USHighway 26) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Mountain View Motel (720 West Main Street) (1), Jackpine Motel (120 South Federal Boulevard) (2), Days Inn (909 West Main Street) (3), Thunderbird Motel (302 East Fremont Avenue) (4), Driftwood Inn Inc (611 West Main Street) (5), Comfort Inn & Suites (2020 North Federal Boulevard) (6), Sundowner Station Motel (1616 North Federal Boulevard) (7), Driftwood Inn Motel (611 West Main Street) (8), Hi-Lo Motel (414 North Federal Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Fremont County Wyoming - Circuit Court (818 South Federal Boulevard) (1), Riverton Wyoming - Municipal Court (816 North Federal Boulevard) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Fremont County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.4. This is better than average.
City:

26.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.42
U.S.:

9.59

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

RIVERTON, CITY OF (Population served: 9900, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JUL-2004 and SEP-2004, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2005)
HUDSON, TOWN OF (Population served: 450, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Failure to Filter (SWTR) - Between JAN-31-2006 and DEC-31-2025. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (JUN-09-2006)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JUL-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (SEP-21-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (SEP-21-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-23-2005), Fed FAO issued (JUN-09-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2005), St Compliance achieved (NOV-23-2005), Fed FAO issued (JUN-09-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
SOUTH THERMOPOLIS WAT/SEW DIS (Population served: 300, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MOUNTAIN VIEW ACRES (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform
WY TRANS DEPT SWEETWATER RA (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
NORTH RIVERTON WTR & SWR DIST. (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1999, Contaminant: Coliform
COZY MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-23-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-23-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-20-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-23-2005)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 75 regular monitoring violations
B&K MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2006 and DEC-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 14 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Riverton that have no violations reported:

  • GARDENS NORTH HOMEOWNERS ASSN (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUNRIDGE ESTATES (Population served: 220, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FIRST FIKE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • JUNIPER PARK WTR. ASSN. (Population served: 36, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SECOND FIKE SUBDIVISION (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FARVIEW WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 31, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OWL CREEK KAMPGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.6%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Black residents, 39.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.1% for American Indian residents, 8.2% for other race residents, 36.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Wyoming:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.1%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.9%
Whole state:  7.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Riverton, WY

People in group quarters in Riverton in 2010:

  • 210 people in state prisons
  • 206 people in college/university student housing
  • 75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 37 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Riverton in 2000:

  • 129 people in state prisons
  • 112 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 81 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Riverton compared to Wyoming state average:

Riverton, Wyoming environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Riverton (2011 data):

  • Wyoming National Bank: at 1700 North Federal Boulevard, branch established on 1999/06/14; Downtown Branch at 304 East Main Street, branch established on 2001/06/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $112.5 mil, Deposits: $98.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Wyoming National Bancorporation, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Riverton Branch at 215 N Broadway, branch established on 1961/11/08. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Riverton Main Branch at 616 North Federal Boulevard, branch established on 1977/07/11. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of the West: Riverton Main Branch at 123 East Main Street, branch established on 1985/06/11. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Central Bank and Trust: Riverton Branch at 220 North Federal, branch established on 1999/12/01. Info updated 2009/09/25: Bank assets: $150.0 mil, Deposits: $127.6 mil, headquarters in Lander, WY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Central Trust Company
  • First Interstate Bank: Riverton Branch at 323 East Main Street, branch established on 1934/04/12. Info updated 2009/10/09: Bank assets: $7,294.7 mil, Deposits: $5,827.2 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: First Interstate Bancsystem, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Riverton, Wyoming:

  • Days Inn Riverton, 909 W Main, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 856-9677
  • Mountain View Motel, 720 W Main, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 856-2418
  • Super 8 Motel, 1040 N Federal Blvd, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 857-2400
  • Driftwood Inn Motel Riverton, 611 W Main St, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 856-4811
  • Sundowner Station Riverton, 1616 N Federal Blvd, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 856-6503, Fax: (307) 856-6503
  • Holiday Inn-riverton, 900 E Sunset Dr, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 856-8100
  • Riverton Comfort Inn & Suites, 2020 N Federal Blvd, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 856-8900, Fax: (307) 856-5444
  • Holiday Inn-Riverton Convention Center, 900 E Sunset Blvd, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 856-8100, Fax: (307) 856-0266
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 2500 N Federal Blvd, Riverton, WY 82501 , Phone: (307) 856-3500, Fax: (307) 856-3501
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Riverton, Wyoming

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 (69%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.07%
Here42.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents27.2%18.4%9.6%8.1%7.8%
Congregations13.5%13.5%9.5%6.8%4.1%
NameEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodChurch of the NazareneOther
Adherents6.8%4.3%3.2%2.3%12.4%
Congregations10.8%2.7%6.8%5.4%27.0%
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: 10
Fremont County:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Fremont County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Fremont County:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Here:

9.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Fremont County:

26.0%
Wyoming:

24.4%

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 6$20,010$40,0201$948
Other Government Administration 2$8,759$52,5546$2,491
Judicial and Legal 3$7,685$30,7400$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$94,666$51,6360$0
Police - Other 14$38,902$33,3450$0
Streets and Highways 12$30,879$30,8790$0
Airports 4$12,892$38,6761$394
Solid Waste Management 4$9,806$29,4180$0
Sewerage 5$14,159$33,9820$0
Parks and Recreation 8$20,028$30,0420$0
Water Supply 12$35,298$35,2980$0
Other and Unallocable 14$42,573$36,4910$0
Totals for Government 106$335,657$37,9998$3,833

Riverton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $279,000 ($25.43)
    Regular Highways: $242,000 ($22.06)
    Parking Facilities: $104,000 ($9.48)
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,000 ($3.46)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($1.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($1.00)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($0.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.36)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,423,000 ($220.85)
    Water Utilities: $1,637,000 ($149.21)
    General - Other: $1,140,000 ($103.91)
    Sewerage: $965,000 ($87.96)
    Air Transportation: $814,000 ($74.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $707,000 ($64.44)
    Regular Highways: $674,000 ($61.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $621,000 ($56.60)
    General Public Buildings: $379,000 ($34.55)
    Central Staff Services: $367,000 ($33.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $236,000 ($21.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $151,000 ($13.76)
    Health - Other: $148,000 ($13.49)
    Financial Administration: $104,000 ($9.48)
    Public Welfare - Other: $68,000 ($6.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000 ($2.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($0.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($8.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $50,000 ($4.56)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($3.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($3.92)
    Water Utilities: $43,000 ($3.92)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($0.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.36)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,123,000 ($375.81)

Riverton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,375,000 ($125.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $958,000 ($87.32)
    All Other: $94,000 ($8.57)
    Air Transportation: $19,000 ($1.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $703,000 ($64.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $109,000 ($9.94)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $202,000 ($18.41)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $959,000 ($87.41)
    Interest Earnings: $213,000 ($19.41)
    Rents: $93,000 ($8.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $58,000 ($5.29)
    Special Assessments: $39,000 ($3.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,849,000 ($168.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,561,000 ($324.58)
    All Other: $679,000 ($61.89)
    Highways: $214,000 ($19.51)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $550,000 ($50.13)
    Other License: $459,000 ($41.84)
    Property: $250,000 ($22.79)
    Motor Vehicle License: $121,000 ($11.03)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $59,000 ($5.38)

Riverton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $735,000 ($66.99)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $639,000 ($58.24)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,000 ($8.75)

Riverton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,975,000 ($818.07)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $48,000 ($4.38)

7.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Wyoming average:

9.04%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($241 average AGI)
Fremont County:

0.07%
Wyoming average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Natrona County, WY  0.49% ($35,955 average AGI)
from Sweetwater County, WY  0.27% ($47,500)
from Albany County, WY  0.25% ($34,394)


6.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,889 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Wyoming average:

8.50%

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 Natrona County, WY  0.49% ($33,154 average AGI)
to Albany County, WY  0.37% ($21,388)
to Sweetwater County, WY  0.19% ($34,577)

Strongest AM radio stations in Riverton:

  • KVOW (1450 AM; 1 kW; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS, LC)
  • KOVE (1330 AM; 5 kW; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riverton:

  • KDNO (101.7 FM; THERMOPOLIS, WY; Owner: CARJIM, LLC)
  • KWRR (89.5 FM; ETHETE, WY; Owner: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF THE NORTHERN ARAPAHO TRIBE)
  • KWYW (99.1 FM; LOST CABIN, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • KTAK (93.9 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: EDWARDS COMMUNICATIONS, LC)
  • KCWC-FM (88.1 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE)
  • KTRZ (93.1 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: JIMMY RAY CARROLL)
  • K276DV (103.1 FM; EDEN, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • KDLY (97.5 FM; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K260AE (99.9 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: P. ANTHONY REED)
  • K219DO (91.7 FM; RIVERTON, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL B/CASTERS,INC)
  • K244DP (96.7 FM; LANDER, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Riverton:

  • K07UZ (Channel 7; RIVERTON, ETC., WY; Owner: RIVERTON FREMONT TV CLUB, INC.)
  • K08GO (Channel 8; RIVERTON, ETC., WY; Owner: RIVERTON FREMONT TV CLUB, INC.)
  • K12MJ (Channel 12; RIVERTON, ETC., WY; Owner: RIVERTON FREMONT TV CLUB, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Riverton, Wyoming:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 27
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 49
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Wyoming average:
  • Fatal accident count: 67
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 94
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 35
  • Fatalities: 74
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 169
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6

See more detailed statistics of Riverton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Riverton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Riverton, WY)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Riverton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Riverton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 68 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 113
  • Hazardous Condition: 27
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Riverton


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

Most common first names in Riverton, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10172.9 years
William9174.5 years
Mary7879.4 years
Robert7567.9 years
Charles6876.6 years
George6176.1 years
James5970.3 years
Helen4277.2 years
Edward4273.0 years
Dorothy4077.9 years
Most common last names in Riverton, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4174.5 years
Johnson3771.1 years
Brown2873.6 years
Anderson2877.2 years
Jones2374.3 years
Davis2378.1 years
Williams2070.9 years
Peterson1571.0 years
Moore1578.3 years
Weber1581.7 years
Businesses in Riverton, WY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Big O Tires1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Comfort Inn1Motel 61
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx2Safeway1
GameStop1Sears1
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kmart1UPS3
Kroger2Vons1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Riverton, WY

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