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Overview

Introduction to Riverton, Utah

Riverton, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 6 miles SW of Sandy, Utah (center to center) and is 347 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is located in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area.

Riverton History

Riverton was primarily an agricultural community. Archibald Gardner was the first settler of the area. In fact, in the mid - 1850s the area was named as Gardnersville. It became a part of the South Jordan Precinct in 1867. With the completion of the South Jordan Canal in 1876, farming developed in the area. The name of the city was changed to Riverton in 1879. The first one - room schoolhouse of the city was established in 1879. Riverton became incorporated in 1946.

Riverton and nearby Attractions

  • Living Planet Aquarium
  • Draper Historical Society Museum
  • Salt Lake Art Center
  • Utah Lake State Park
  • North American Museum of Ancient Life
  • Fort Douglas

Things To Do In Riverton

Riverton is home to several parks and playgrounds including the Centennial Park, Canyonview Park, Monarch Meadows, and Dr. O. Roy Hardy Park. The Jordan River Parkway Trail offers facilities for hiking and biking. History buffs should visit the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Church History and Art, Old Deseret Village, Fort Douglas, Barrick Mining Museum, and North American Museum of Ancient Life. The Utah Lake State Park provides facilities for camping, swimming, boating, and fishing. In addition, the city hosts the Arts Festival every year in the month of June.

Riverton Transportation

Salt Lake City International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Riverton Higher Education

University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College are in the neighborhood.

People

Total Population 40,912
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 7.2%
Employed Population 16+ 19,890
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 66.1%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.2%
Median Earnings25+ $43,623
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,291
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,525

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,438
% Above Poverty Level 96.8%
% Below Poverty Level 3.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 9.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,087
Median House Value $274,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 29.8%
Irish 4.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Riverton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Sandy, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 347 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Salt Lake
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84065, 84095
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.521
Longitude -111.938

Riverton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 95 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 15.7 inches
Station COTTONWOOD WEIR
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 41 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26.1 inches
Station UTAH LAKE LEHI
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 90 F
Oct Temp 34 to 65 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Riverton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Camp Williams (84065)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bluffdale 9,008 $92,438
Draper 45,469 $103,211
Herriman 26,721 $80,850
Sandy 91,533 $86,796
South Jordan 59,662 $100,379
West Jordan 109,549 $74,650

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Riverton High Schools

RIVERTON HIGH
12476 S SILVERWOLF WAY (2700 W
801-256-5800
Serves 2,277 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.4

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