Riverton, WY

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Population

11,113

0.625% growth

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$51,102

2.16% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

5,450

3.26% growth

Median Property Value

$154,600

3.56% decline

About

In 2017, Riverton, WY had a population of 11.1k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $51,102. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Riverton, WY grew from 11,044 to 11,113, a 0.625% increase and its median household income grew from $50,020 to $51,102, a 2.16% increase.

The population of Riverton, WY is 77.7% White Alone, 12.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.72% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Riverton, WY speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Riverton, WY are Central Wyoming College (299 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Riverton, WY is $154,600, and the homeownership rate is 64.6%. Most people in Riverton, WY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Riverton, WY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Riverton, WY employs 5.45k people. The largest industries in Riverton, WY are Retail Trade (960 people), Educational Services (714 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (561 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,866).

Median household income in Riverton, WY is $51,102. Males in Riverton, WY have an average income that is 1.49 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,789. The income inequality in Riverton, WY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,102

2017 value

± $6,929

2.16%

1 Year Growth

± 16.9%

Households in Riverton, WY have a median annual income of $51,102, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,020 in 2016, which represents a 2.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,351

Average Male Salary

± $3,660

$41,789

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wyoming made 1.49 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $47,441 ± $2,313

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,258 ± $27,938

  3. Asian

    $43,395 ± $26,059

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wyoming workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Riverton, WY is from Wyoming.

0.44

2017 Wage GINI

0.442

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wyoming was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.416% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wyoming was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wyoming in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9402.01

  2. Census Tract 9404

  3. Census Tract 9403

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Riverton, WY was Census Tract 9402.01 with a value of $64,760, followed by Census Tract 9404 and Census Tract 9403, with respective values of $56,997 and $48,169.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Riverton, WY (1.41k out of 10.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,093 ± 230

  2. Hispanic

    324 ± 124

  3. Two Or More

    163 ± 112

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.45k

2017 Value

± 467

3.26%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Riverton, WY grew at a rate of 3.26%, from 5.28k employees to 5.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Riverton, WY, are Sales & Related Occupations (692 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (686 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (491 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Riverton, WY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Riverton, WY, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (692 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (686 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (491 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Riverton, WY has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.63 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.58 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Riverton, WY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($125,156), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($80,313), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.45k

2017 Value

± 467

3.26%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Riverton, WY grew at a rate of 3.26%, from 5.28k employees to 5.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Riverton, WY, are Retail Trade (960 people), Educational Services (714 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (561 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Riverton, WY, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (960 people), Educational Services (714 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (561 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Riverton, WY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (16.6 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.84 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.62 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Riverton, WY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($71,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,000), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,866).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wyoming to other states, or from other states to Wyoming.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.2B

  2. $7.71B

  3. $5.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $27.2B, followed by Crude petroleum ($7.71B) and Fuel oils ($5.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wyoming products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$63.9B

2020 Value

$79.1B

Projected 2045 Value

23.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wyoming trade was $63.9B. This is expected to increase 23.8% to $79.1B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wyoming trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wyoming to other states, or from other states to Wyoming.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $10.7B

  2. $7.52B

  3. $4.49B

In 2015, the top outbound Wyoming domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Utah with $10.7B, followed by Colorado with $7.52B and Nebraska and $4.49B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wyoming shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.1% of the population of Riverton, WY has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 9.66% on non-group plans, and 2.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Riverton, WY was $8,320 in 2014. This is a 4.51% increase from the previous year ($7,961).

Primary care physicians in Riverton, WY see 1499 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1460 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1557 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 334 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.9%). Additionally, Campbell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,499 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wyoming see an average of 1,499 patients per year. This represents a 2.67% increase from the previous year (1,460 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,320

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,957

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,698

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,050

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wyoming (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.51%, from $7,961 to $8,320.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.9%

Uninsured

47.6%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

9.66%

Non-Group

2.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Riverton, WY declined by 12.8% from 14.8% to 12.9%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.9% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.5% prevalence

Big Horn County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming, at 11.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Wyoming by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Riverton, WY is home to a population of 11.1k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.77% of Riverton, WY residents were born outside of the country (197 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Riverton, WY is composed of 8.63k White Alone residents (77.7%), 1.36k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.2%), 747 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (6.72%), 260 Two or More Races residents (2.34%), 98 Black or African American Alone residents (0.882%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.144%), 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.018%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.8

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Riverton, WY was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Riverton, WY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Riverton, WY residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

197 people

1.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

170 people

As of 2017, 1.77% of Riverton, WY residents (197 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Riverton, WY was 1.54%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    8,138 ± 2,199 people

  2. Canada

    1,016 ± 782 people

  3. Philippines

    1,012 ± 780 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wyoming was Mexico, the natal country of 8,138 Wyoming residents, followed by Canada with 1,016 and Philippines with 1,012.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Riverton, WY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Riverton, WY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.63k ± 293

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.36k ± 328

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    747 ± 210

In 2017, there were 6.36 times more White Alone residents (8.63k people) in Riverton, WY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.36k Hispanic or Latino and 747 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Riverton, WY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    280 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    82 ± 46

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    80 ± 59

Riverton, WY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Riverton, WY awarded 299 degrees. The student population of Riverton, WY is skewed towards women, with 848 male students and 1,082 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Riverton, WY are White (241 and 81.7%), followed by Unknown (13 and 4.41%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 4.07%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (12 and 4.07%).

The largest universities in Riverton, WY by number of degrees awarded are Central Wyoming College (299 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Riverton, WY are Entrepreneurial Studies (29 and 9.7%), Registered Nursing (28 and 9.36%), and Equestrian Studies (21 and 7.02%).

The median tuition costs in Riverton, WY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 10 degrees awarded

  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Riverton, WY was Registered Nursing with 28 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

299 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Riverton, WY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Central Wyoming College with 299 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

138

Degrees Awarded to Men

161

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 138 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Riverton, WY, which is 0.857 times less than the 161 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    241 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    13 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    12 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Riverton, WY were to White students. These 241 degrees mean that there were 18.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Riverton, WY was $154,600 in 2017, which is 0.673 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,300 to $154,600, a 3.56% decrease. The homeownership rate in Riverton, WY is 64.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Riverton, WY have an average commute time of 13.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Riverton, WY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,600

2017 Median

± $8,476

$160,300

2016 Median

± $8,809

In 2017, the median property value in Riverton, WY declined from to $154,600 from the previous year's value of $160,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Riverton, WY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Riverton, WY the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$51,102

Median Household Income

± $6,929

4.41k

Number of Households

± 410

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.41k households in Riverton, WY grew to $51,102 from the previous year's value of $50,020.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Riverton, WY 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

64.6%

2017 Homeownership

63.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.6% of the housing units in Riverton, WY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Riverton, WY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

13.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Riverton, WY have a shorter commute time (13.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Riverton, WY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    8.6%

  3. Walked

    4.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Riverton, WY was Drove Alone (82%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.6%) and those who Walked (4.09%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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