Riverton, Illinois

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Riverton, Illinois

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High Points

Riverton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 10% Riverton Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Riverton Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Riverton, Illinois

Comparing Riverton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Age of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 5
Portion of People Married 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 8
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Riverton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 92 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62561
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.844
Longitude -89.539

Riverton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 26 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
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Riverton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,048 100%
Male 1,469 48.2%
Female 1,579 51.8%
Under 18 832 27.3%
18+ 2,216 72.7%
65+ 333 10.9%
Median Age 35.4
Average Family Size 2.98
White 3,015 98.9%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 22 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 0.9%

Estimated Riverton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,043
Growth -5
Growth % -0.2%

Riverton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25.7%
Italian 18.3%
English 13.9%
Irish 11.4%
US/American 9.4%
Scotch-Irish 4%
Scottish 2.8%
Polish 2.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Dutch 2%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Norwegian 1.1%
Danish 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Slovak 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Riverton 3,048 $49,150
Dawson 466 $59,375
Grandview 1,537 $39,485
Rochester 2,893 $73,191
Sherman 2,871 $75,164
Spaulding 559 $70,455
Springfield 111,454 $51,298

Riverton Public Libraries

Riverton Village Library
Riverton, Illinois
(217) 629-6353

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Riverton High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 560
Serves 417 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

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