Riverton, WY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
39,402
0.0811% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Barrasso
Republican Party
US Senator
Cynthia Lummis
Republican Party
US Representative
Harriet Hageman
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.9%
2.54% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,030
3.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$236,700
14% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,285
1.02% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Riverton, WY had a population of 39.4k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $60,030. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Riverton, WY declined from 39,434 to 39,402, a −0.0811% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,887 to $60,030, a 3.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Riverton, WY are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.9%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (18.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.95%), White (Hispanic) (2.46%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.1%).

None of the households in Riverton, WY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Riverton, WY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Riverton, WY are Central Wyoming College (337 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Riverton, WY was $236,700, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in Riverton, WY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Riverton, WY was 2 cars per household.

Riverton, WY borders Casper, WY, Jackson, WY-ID, and Rock Springs, WY.

Population & Diversity

Riverton, WY is home to a population of 39.4k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.49% of Riverton, WY residents were born outside of the country (588 people).

In 2022, there were 3.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.2k people) in Riverton, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.13k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Riverton, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Riverton, WY was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Riverton, WY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.2k ± 89
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    7.13k ± 246
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.56k ± 289
7.77%
Hispanic Population
3.06k people

In 2022, there were 3.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.2k people) in Riverton, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.13k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.77% of the people in Riverton, WY are hispanic (3.06k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Riverton, WY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    7,502 ± 2,113 people
  2. China
    1,001 ± 776 people
  3. Canada
    993 ± 773 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 7,502 Wyoming residents, followed by China with 1,001 and Canada with 993.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.49%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
588 people
1.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
634 people

As of 2022, 1.49% of Riverton, WY residents (588 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Riverton, WY was 1.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    986 ± 152
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    455 ± 148
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    303 ± 105

Riverton, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Riverton, WY employs 17.3k people. The largest industries in Riverton, WY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,659 people), Educational Services (2,119 people), and Retail Trade (1,831 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,194), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,059), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,341).

Males in Wyoming have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,942. The income inequality in Wyoming (measured using the Gini index) is 0.449, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.3k
2022 Value
± 760
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 6.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Riverton, WY grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 17.1k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Riverton, WY, are Management Occupations (2,167 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,674 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,344 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Riverton, WY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.3k
2022 Value
± 760
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 6.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Riverton, WY grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 17.1k employees to 17.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Riverton, WY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,659 people), Educational Services (2,119 people), and Retail Trade (1,831 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Riverton, WY, though some of these residents may live in Riverton, WY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,962
Median earning men ± $3,350
$31,228
Median earning women ± $2,483

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,038), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,916), and Public Administration ($63,484).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,316), Wholesale Trade ($45,074), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,958).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 283k people employed in Wyoming. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wyoming.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 521
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 285
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 209
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wyoming went to Donald J. Trump with 69.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.07%).

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing the state of Wyoming. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Riverton, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wyoming

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John Barrasso
Senator from Wyoming1
Assumed office on June 25, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the death of Craig L. Thomas.
Cynthia Lummis
Senator from Wyoming2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis are the senators currently representing Wyoming.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wyoming over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Riverton, WY

Harriet Hageman
Wyoming at-large Representative
Republican Party

Riverton, WY is currently represented by Harriet Hageman (Republican Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Riverton, WY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Riverton, WY awarded 337 degrees. The student population of Riverton, WY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 872 male students and 1,051 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Riverton, WY are White (220 and 65.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (42 and 12.6%), Unknown (31 and 9.28%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (27 and 8.08%).

The largest universities in Riverton, WY by number of degrees awarded are Central Wyoming College (337 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Riverton, WY are General Health & Wellness (30 and 8.9%), Registered Nursing (29 and 8.61%), and Computer & Computer Systems Technology (18 and 5.34%).

The median tuition cost in Riverton, WY for a public four year colleges is $3,150 for in-state students and $9,450 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,923 students enrolled in Riverton, WY, 45.3% men and 54.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,167 records, of which 54.6% were women and 45.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 29 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Riverton, WY was Registered Nursing with 29 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Riverton, WY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
337 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Wyoming College with 337 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Riverton, WY, which is 0.56 times less than the 216 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 220 degrees mean that there were 5.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,150) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,530) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.512% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.566% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (129k), Some college (119k), and Bachelors Degree (74.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Riverton, WY was $236,700 in 2022, which is 0.84 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $207,600 to $236,700, a 14% increase. The homeownership rate in Riverton, WY is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Riverton, WY have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Riverton, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Riverton, WY is $60,030. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Riverton, WY was Teton County, WY with a value of $108,279, followed by Campbell County, WY and Sublette County, WY, with respective values of $93,315 and $85,960.

Property

$236,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,884
$10,333
Median Property Taxes
±$558

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Riverton, WY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2022
71.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.7% of the housing units in Riverton, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Riverton, WY was Teton County, WY with a value of $108,279, followed by Campbell County, WY and Sublette County, WY, with respective values of $93,315 and $85,960.

The following map shows all of the counties in Riverton, WY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,030
Median Household Income
± $2,738
14.6k
Number of Households
± 672

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Riverton, WY grew to $60,030 from the previous year's value of $57,887.

The following chart displays the households in Riverton, WY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Riverton, WY is from Wyoming.
0.449
2022 Wage GINI in Wyoming
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Wyoming

In 2022, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.449 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0943% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.73%)
  3. Carpooled (8.2%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Riverton, WY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.73%) and those who carpooled to work (8.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Riverton, WY have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in Riverton, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Riverton, WY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Riverton, WY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Riverton, WY (5.32k out of 38.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Riverton, WY is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

80.6% of the population of Riverton, WY has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 9.45% on non-group plans, and 2.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see 1398 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.64% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1441 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 271 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,398 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wyoming

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,398 patients per year. This represents a 4.64% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wyoming in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

19.4%
Uninsured
38.8%
Employer Coverage
16.2%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
9.45%
Non-Group
2.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Riverton, WY declined by 0.607% from 19.5% to 19.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Riverton, WY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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