Overview

Introduction to Riverton, Wyoming

Riverton, Wyoming, in Fremont county, is 187 miles E of Idaho Falls, Idaho and 287 miles NW of Denver, Colorado.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,069
Male Share of the Population51.2%
Female Share of the Population48.8%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+4,989
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,665
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,386

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,146
% Above Poverty Level86.7%
% Below Poverty Level13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$755
Median House Value$162,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.5%
Irish10.6%
English9.1%
French Except Basque3.8%
Scottish3.2%
Italian2.7%
Norwegian2.2%
Swedish2.2%
Welsh1.4%
Czech1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Danishn1.2%
Polish1.1%
Russian1%
Finnish0.5%
Serbian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
German0.1%
Australian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Riverton Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyFremont County
Standard Zip Codes82501
Phone Area Codes307
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude43.03
Approximate Longitude-108.41

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)

StationRIVERTON
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp-0 to 30 F
Apr Temp28 to 60 F
Jul Temp52 to 89 F
Oct Temp28 to 62 F
Annual Precip8.6 inches
StationPAVILLION
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp53 to 85 F
Oct Temp33 to 60 F
Annual Precip7.8 inches
StationLANDER AP
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp9 to 32 F
Apr Temp31 to 57 F
Jul Temp55 to 86 F
Oct Temp33 to 60 F
Annual Precip13.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hudson498$65,893
Lander7,621$65,919
Pavillion219$63,750
Shoshoni505$51,250

Riverton Hospitals

Riverton Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
2100 West Sunset Drive
(307) 856-3401

Riverton Public Schools

Arapahoe Charter High School
189 Left Hand Ditch Rd
ZIP: 82501
(307) 856-3862
High
Total Enrollment 57
Ashgrove Elementary
510 North First St
ZIP: 82501
(307) 856-2626
Primary
Total Enrollment 207
Aspen Park Elementary
1620 East Sunset Ave
ZIP: 82501
(307) 856-2625
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Jackson Elementary
720 West Jackson Ave
ZIP: 82501
(307) 856-9495
Primary
Total Enrollment 157
Rendezvous Elementary
413 North 4th West
ZIP: 82501
(307) 857-7070
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Riverton High School
2001 West Sunset
ZIP: 82501
(307) 856-9491
High
Total Enrollment 787
Riverton Middle School
840 Major Ave
ZIP: 82501
(307) 856-9443
Middle
Total Enrollment 543

Riverton Private Schools

Smart Start Academy
1014 N 8th St W
ZIP: 82501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Trinity Lutheran School
419 E Park Ave
ZIP: 82501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
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