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Riverton, Wyoming Information

Riverton (Arapaho: Hóóxonó’oo) is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The city’s population was 10,615 at the 2010 census.

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,615 people, 4,252 households, and 2,600 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,076.6 inhabitants per square mile (415.7 /km2). 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% African American, 10.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.8% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.0% of the population.

There were 4,252 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

Riverton is located at 43°1′40″N 108°23′42″W (43.027838, −108.395077). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.87 square miles (25.56 km2), of which, 9.86 square miles (25.54 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Riverton experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with cold, dry winters and warm, slightly wetter summers.

Public education in the city of Riverton is provided by Fremont County School District #25. The district operates three K–3 elementary schools (Ashgrove, Aspen Park, and Jackson), Rendezvous Elementary School (grades 4–5), Riverton Middle School (grades 6–8), and Riverton High School (grades 9–12).

Central Wyoming College is located in Riverton, with off-campus sites in Wyoming in Jackson, Lander, Thermopolis, Dubois, and the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The city 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 reservation in 1906, a situation that often makes it subject to jurisdictional claims by the nearby Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.

In December 2013, the US Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior and Department of Justice declared to be a part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, undoing the 1905 law passed by Congress.

Brunton, Inc. is home to the manufacturer of the Brunton compass