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NWS weather balloon station, Riverton
Location of Riverton, Wyoming
|- Total||9.8 sq mi (25.3 km2)|
|- Land||9.8 sq mi (25.3 km2)|
|- Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||4,951 ft (1,509 m)|
|- Density||952.2/sq mi (367.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|- Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1593489|
Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. It is both the largest city in the county and the largest within the historical boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The city's population was 9,310 at the 2000 census. The city is an incorporated entity of the state of Wyoming, 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.
Riverton is located at .(43.027838, -108.395077)
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,311 people, 3,816 households, and 2,407 families residing in the city. The population density was 952.2 people per square mile (367.5/km²). There were 4,254 housing units at an average density of 435.1/sq mi (167.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.81% White, 0.17% African American, 8.08% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.09% of the population.
There were 3,816 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,531, and the median income for a family was $37,079. Males had a median income of $31,685 versus $19,157 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,720. About 11.0% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.3% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.
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, & Jackson), Rendezvous Elementary School (grades 4-5), Riverton Middle School (grades 6-8), and Riverton High School (grades 9-12).