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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population41,521
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens6.9%
Employed Population 16+19,758
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married63.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.8%
Median Earnings25+$45,364
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,043
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,613

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,936
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone11%
Median Gross Rent$1,238
Median House Value$284,200

Ancestry

English28.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.4%
German13.9%
Danishn5.5%
Irish4.7%
Swedish4.3%
Scottish3.7%
Italian2.7%
Dutch2.5%
Norwegian2.5%
Welsh1.9%
Swiss1.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Greek1.3%
African0.6%
Moroccan0.5%
Arab0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Polish0.4%
South African0.3%
Russian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Riverton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Salt Lake County
Standard Zip Codes84065, 84096, 84095
Phone Area Codes385,801
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude40.5
Approximate Longitude-111.94

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)

StationDRAPER POINT OF THE MTN
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 95 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip15.7 inches
StationCOTTONWOOD WEIR
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp41 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip26.1 inches
StationUTAH LAKE LEHI
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 90 F
Oct Temp34 to 65 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bluffdale9,809$96,833
Draper46,399$113,463
Herriman29,176$88,364
Sandy93,141$93,642
South Jordan62,751$104,328
West Jordan110,928$75,738

Riverton Hospitals

Riverton Hospital
(Non-profit)
3741 West 12600 South
(801) 285-4000

Riverton Public Schools

South Hills Middle
13508 S 4000 W
ZIP: 84065
(801) 412-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 998
Preschool (sp Ed)
2827 W 13400 S
ZIP: 84065
(801) 412-2510
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Kauri Sue Hamilton
2827 W 13400 S
ZIP: 84065
(801) 567-8500
Other
Total Enrollment 185
Riverton School
13150 S 1830 W
ZIP: 84065
(801) 254-8050
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Rosamond School
12195 S 1975 W
ZIP: 84065
(801) 254-8043
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Southland School
12675 S 2700 W
ZIP: 84065
(801) 254-8047
Primary
Total Enrollment 776
Oquirrh Hills Middle
12949 S 2700 W
ZIP: 84065
(801) 412-2350
Middle
Total Enrollment 1126
Rose Creek School
12812 S 3600 W
ZIP: 84065
(801) 254-8082
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Riverton High
12476 S Silverwolf Way (2700 W
ZIP: 84065
(801) 256-5800
High
Total Enrollment 2068
Foothills School
13717 S Shaggy Peak
ZIP: 84096
(801) 302-8599
Primary
Total Enrollment 1148
Midas Creek School
11901 S Park Haven Lane
ZIP: 84096
(801) 254-7407
Primary
Total Enrollment 985

Riverton Private Schools

Montessori At Riverton
12765 S 1400 W
ZIP: 84065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
St Andrew
11835 S 3600 W
ZIP: 84065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 233
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