Riverton, WY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 9,310. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,430 (+1.3% change)
Males: 4,511 (48.5%), Females: 4,799 (51.5%)

Fremont County

Zip code: 82501

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $31,531 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,200 (year 2000)

Races in Riverton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.1%)
  • American Indian (9.6%)
  • Hispanic (7.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • Other race (1.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (30.4%), English (15.5%), Irish (13.7%), United States (5.9%), French (4.5%), Scottish (4.1%).

Land area: 9.8 square miles

Map of Riverton, WY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Riverton

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverton city

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -353 (-3.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Riverton:

  • RIVERTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2100 W SUNSET DR)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Riverton:

  • LANDER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 27 miles; LANDER, WY)
  • HOT SPRINGS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 47 miles; THERMOPOLIS, WY)
  • WASHAKIE MEDICAL CENTER (about 73 miles; WORLAND, WY)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Riverton:

  • RIVERTON REGIONAL (about 5 miles; RIVERTON, WY; ID: RIW)
  • WORLAND MUNI (about 71 miles; WORLAND, WY; ID: WRL)
  • ROCK SPRINGS-SWEETWATER COUNTY (about 110 miles; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; ID: RKS)

Other public-use airports nearest to Riverton:

  • SHOSHONI MUNI (about 25 miles; SHOSHONI, WY; ID: 49U)
  • HUNT FIELD (about 28 miles; LANDER, WY; ID: LND)
  • HOT SPRINGS CO-THERMOPOLIS MUNI (about 45 miles; THERMOPOLIS, WY; ID: THP)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Riverton:

  • CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,071; Location: 2660 PECK AVE; Public; Website: www.cwc.cc.wy.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverton:

  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 146 miles; CASPER, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,564)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 187 miles; BILLINGS, MT; FT enrollment: 3,105)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 202 miles; LARAMIE, WY; FT enrollment: 9,665)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 234 miles; REXBURG, ID; FT enrollment: 8,670)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 249 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; FT enrollment: 10,380)
  • COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE (about 253 miles; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; FT enrollment: 3,400)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 261 miles; LOGAN, UT; FT enrollment: 16,384)

Schools

Public high school in Riverton:

  • RIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 773; Location: 2001 WEST SUNSET DRIVE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Riverton:

  • RIVERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 634; Location: 840 MAJOR AVE.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RENDEVOUS ELEMENTARY (Students: 347; Location: 413 NORTH 4TH STREET WEST; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (Students: 256; Location: 1304 EAST LINCOLN AVENUE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • ASHGROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 239; Location: 510 NORTH 1ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • JACKSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 176; Location: 720 WEST JACKSON AVENUE; Grades: KG – 03)

Private primary/middle schools in Riverton:

  • ST MARGARETS SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 220 N 7TH E STREET; Grades: PK – 5)
  • SMART START ACADEMY (Students: 80; Location: 1014 NORTH 8TH WEST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 419 EAST PARK; Grades: PK – 8)