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  •   State: 
    Fremont County
      County FIPS: 
    43°1′30″N 108°22′48″W
      Area total: 
    10.34 sq mi (26.78 km²)
      Area land: 
    10.34 sq mi (26.77 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.01 km²)
    4,951 ft (1,509 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Riverton, WY
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,042.28 residents per square mile of area (402.42/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The city's population was 10,682 at the 2020 census, making it the largest city in the county. The community was named Riverton because of the four rivers that meet there. The town was built on land ceded from the Wind River Indian Reservation, a situation that often makes it subject to jurisdictional claims by the nearby Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. Riverton Regional Airport (now Central Wyoming Regional Airport) is home to a National Weather Service Forecast Office and NEXRAD radar site which is responsible to cover all of western and central Wyoming. On August 21, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse was observed in Riverton. A legal ruling on November 7, 2017, by the 10th Circuit Court, ruled again in the EPA reservation boundary dispute. Though the decision was complex, the 10 fourth Circuit Court of Appeals answered plainly: Riverton is not on the reservation. The ruling ends the dispute, bringing the debate and controversy to an end. In 2010, there were 10,615 people, 4,252 households, and 2,600 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 83.5% White, 0.5%, African American, 10.4% Native American, 0,3% Asian, 0, 1% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 3.5%. The median age in theCity was 35.4 years.


Riverton is the primary city name, but also Gas Hills, Lucky Maccamp, Midval, Morton, Sand Draw are acceptable city names or spellings. Riverton is an incorporated entity of the state of Wyoming. The community was named Riverton because of the four rivers that meet there. The town was built on land ceded from the Wind River Indian Reservation, a situation that often makes it subject to jurisdictional claims by the nearby Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. Riverton Regional Airport (now Central Wyoming Regional Airport) is home to a National Weather Service Forecast Office and NEXRAD radar site which is responsible to cover all of western and central Wyoming. On August 21, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse was observed in Riverton. A legal ruling on November 7, 2017, by the 10th Circuit Court, ruled again in the EPA reservation boundary dispute. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the EPA, and held that the land had been ceded in 1905 by an Act of Congress. This ruling ends the dispute, bringing the debate and controversy to an end. The 10th circuit's decision is now official and final. The city, founded in 1906, is now an incorporated entities of theState of Wyoming, and is located near the town of Casper. It is located on the Wyoming-Wyoming border and is known as the "Gate City" of the U.S. West. It was named after the Riverton River, which runs through the center of the town. It has a population of about 2,000 people, and was once the largest town in the state.


As of the census of 2010, there were 10,615 people, 4,252 households, and 2,600 families living in the city. There were 4,567 housing units at an average density of 463.2 per square mile (178.8/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 83.5% White, 0.5%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.0%. The city's median income was $31,531, and the median income for a family was $37,079. About 11.0% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under 18 and 11.5. of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was2.96. The median age in theCity was 35.4 years, with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0%, and 16.4%, respectively. The city has a population density of 1,076.6 inhabitants per sq mi (415.7/ km²) and a population growth rate of 1.7%. The median household income in the City was $30,000, and $19,157 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,720. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population was 9,311 at the 2010 census.


Riverton is located directly north of the Wind River. U.S. Route 26 and Wyoming Highway 789 pass through the city. The hottest temperature recorded in Riverton was 104 °F (40 °C) on July 12, 1954. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Riverton has a cold semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps. The city has a total area of 9.87 square miles (25.56 km²), of which 9.86 square miles of it is land and 0.01 sq miles (0.03 km²) is water. The coldest temperature recorded was 46°F (43 °C), on January 17, 1930, January 12, 1963, December 31, 1978, January 1, 1979, and December 23, 1983. It is located on the eastern side of the Big Horn River, a tributary of the Wyoming River. It has a population of about 2,000. The town is located near the junction of the Little and Little Wind Rivers, which flow into the Little Wind River, which flows into the Great Lakes River, and the Snake River. Riverton is the only town in the state to have a post office, which was established in 1883. It was named after the town of Riverton, Wyoming, where the first post office opened in 1881. The post office is located in the town's central business district, on the east bank of the River River.


Brunton, Inc. is home to the manufacturer of the Brunton compass. Brunton is a manufacturer of navigation devices. The company was founded in 1847. Bruntons are based in the town of Brunton, Pennsylvania. The Brunton company was established in 1848. The compass was first made in 1851 and is still made in Brunton's home town of Pleasant Hill. The firm was founded by William Brunton in 1852. It is now based in Pleasant Hill, Pennsylvania, and has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. It was founded as Brunton Inc. in 1854. It went on to become Brunton International in 1881. It has since been sold to Brunton and is now a privately held company, Brunton Group, Inc., which makes Brunton compasses and other products. It also owns Brunton USA, which is based in New Jersey and sells Brunton-branded clothing. It manufactures Brunton watches and Brunton radios and other items, including Brunton Taschen watches, Bruntons and Bruntons of all shapes and sizes, and Bruntons of all sizes. It's also a Brunton partner in Bruntons International, which produces Brunton taschenware, a range of watches and clocks, and other household items. It sells Bruntons in the U.S. and around the world. It produces Bruntons for the European Union, the UK, Australia, and Asia.

Airline service

A daily passenger service is available to Denver at Central Wyoming Regional Airport, with service provided by SkyWest Airlines operating as United Express. The airport also provides rental car services through Hertz as well as general aviation services. There are no direct flights to Denver from the airport. There is no direct flight from Denver to the airport to Denver International Airport, however, there is a direct flight to and from the Denver airport to Colorado Springs. The Denver airport is located on the Colorado-Wyoming border. It is the only airport in the state to offer direct flights from the U.S. to Denver. It also has a direct connection to Denver's international airport, which is located at the other end of the state. It has a total of 12,000 passengers a day, with the majority of those arriving and departing on United Express and SkyWest flights. There also are a number of non-United Express flights that operate through the airport, such as Southwest Airlines, which operates through Denver International and Denver International. There has been no direct service from Colorado to Denver since the opening of the airport in 1996. There have been no flights from Denver and Denver to Colorado since the start of the year, but there are plans to open a direct link between the two airports in the future. There will also be a direct service between Denver and Colorado Springs in the near future, as part of the Denver-Cypress International Airport in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. There were no direct services from Denver in the early 1990s.


Public education in the city of Riverton is provided by Fremont County School District #25. Central Wyoming College is located in Riverton, with off-campus sites in Jackson, Lander, Thermopolis, Dubois, and the Wind River Indian Reservation. The Northern Arapaho Language Immersion School had 20 students in 2009. It was meant to open in August 2008. Another school, Arapahoe School, received a federal grant intended to last for five years to have a bilingual program. Riverton has a public library, a branch of the Fremont county Library System. The city has a population of 2,000. It is located on the Wyoming-Wyoming border and is home to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, which has a reservation in the area. It also has a chapter of the National Council of American Indians, which is based in the town of Dubois. The town has a post office with a ZIP code of 7053. It has a high school with grades 912 to 915. The school district also has three elementary schools and a middle school withgrades 45 to 68. The high school has three K3 elementary schools (Ashgrove, Willow Creek, and Jackson), Rendezvous Elementary School (grades 45), Riverton Middle School (grades 68), and Riverton High School (grade 912) It has one K3 middle school (grades 68 to 913) and two K3 high schools (grades 912 and 915).

Emergency Services

Emergency services are provided by the Riverton Police Department, Riverton Volunteer Fire Department, Fremont County Fire Protection District Battalion 1, and Frontier Ambulance. Riverton is located on the banks of the Fremont River. The town is home to a population of around 1,000 people. The Riverton area is known as one of the most scenic areas in the state. The river runs through the town, and the town is known for its scenic scenery. The city is also known for being a popular destination for tourists. The community has a reputation for being very active on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


United States Highway 26 and Wyoming State Highway 789 are highways in the U.S. The highways were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They were built as part of the Interstate Highway System. The highway system was established in the 1930s to help build the nation's first interstate highway system. It was designed to connect the East and West coasts of the United States. It is the only highway system in the state of Wyoming. It runs from the east to the west of the state, with a total length of 789 miles (1.2 million kilometers) The highway was created in the 1950s and 1960s. It's one of the busiest in the country, with more than 100,000 vehicles per day. It also provides access to the town of Cheyenne, the state's largest city, which has a population of 1.3 million. The state's highway system is the largest in the nation, covering more than 1.5 million miles (2.6 million km) It was built to help connect the state with the rest of the country and the West. It has been designated as a National Highway System by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) It's also known as the "Wyoming Highway System" because of the number of miles it covers in the Wyoming-WY state line. The NTSB is the second-widest state highway system, after the "Dakota Highway" (Dakotas).

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming = 45.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 56. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Riverton = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 10,682 individuals with a median age of 38.1 age the population grows by 5.77% in Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,042.28 residents per square mile of area (402.42/km²). There are average 2.26 people per household in the 4,159 households with an average household income of $41,773 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.90% of the available work force and has dropped -1.58% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.94%. The number of physicians in Riverton per 100,000 population = 232.9.


The annual rainfall in Riverton = 6.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 16 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 36. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 231. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 11.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 67, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming which are owned by the occupant = 61.45%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36 years with median home cost = $118,800 and home appreciation of -1.30%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.97 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,475 per student. There are 14.9 students for each teacher in the school, 190 students for each Librarian and 137 students for each Counselor. 8.34% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.82% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.71% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Riverton's population in Fremont County, Wyoming of 3,497 residents in 1900 has increased 3,05-fold to 10,682 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.84% female residents and 49.16% male residents live in Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming.

    As of 2020 in Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming are married and the remaining 42.85% are single population.

  • 14.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Riverton require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.61% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 13.43% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.16% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.81% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming, 61.45% are owner-occupied homes, another 30.04% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.51% are vacant.

  • The 38.65% of the population in Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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