Introduction to Riverton, Wyoming

Riverton, Wyoming, in Fremont county, is 187 miles E of Idaho Falls, Idaho and 287 miles NW of Denver, Colorado. The city’s population is approximately 9,310.

Riverton History

Riverton was originally inhabited by the Arapaho and Shoshone Native Americans. It is named because four rivers meet near the city. The town of Riverton was established in 1906. The area was originally served by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, and became its supplier of railroad ties in 1914.

Riverton and nearby Attractions

  • Riverton Museum
  • Wind River Heritage Center
  • Boysen State Park
  • Pioneer Association Museum of the American West
  • Sinks Canyon State Park
  • South Pass City State Historic Site

Things To Do In Riverton

The Lander Children's Museum, the Pioneer Association Museum of the American West and the Fremont County Pioneer Museum are all accessible from Riverton. The Riverton Museum and Wind River Heritage Center provide insights into the area’s history. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Riverton Country Club. Apart from these, the city also hosts the Wild West Winter Carnival every February.

Riverton Transportation

Riverton Regional Airport is nearby.

Riverton Higher Education

Central Wyoming College is located in Riverton. Casper College, the University of Wyoming and Montana State University-Billings are some of the other local colleges and universities.


Total Population 10,915
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,125
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.2%
Median Earnings25+ $27,375
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,987
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,938


Median Family Income $61,771
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%


People Living Alone 31.3%
Median Gross Rent $709
Median House Value $162,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 10.8%

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

Riverton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 187 miles E of Idaho Falls, Idaho (center to center)
Nearest Large City 287 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Fremont
Standard Zip Codes 82501
Phone Area Codes 307
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.025
Longitude -108.379

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 0.9 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 30 F
Apr Temp 28 to 60 F
Jul Temp 52 to 89 F
Oct Temp 28 to 62 F
Annual Precip 8.6 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 53 to 85 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 7.8 inches
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 31 to 57 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 33 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Gas Hills (82501)

Lucky Maccamp (82501)

Midval (82501)

Morton (82501)

Sand Draw (82501)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hudson 517 $56,250
Lander 7,758 $68,589
Pavillion 244 $53,750
Shoshoni 530 $52,813

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

Riverton Hospitals

(Government - State)
(307) 856-4161
Emergency Service: Yes

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Riverton High Schools

Serves 773 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

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