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Riverton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The Riverton Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Cherokee County at latitude 37.0751 and longitude -94.7047. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The formal official name is the Riverton Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Riverton, Kansas.

The U5 Census Class Code for Riverton indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Riverton Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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Riverton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 953
Population in Households 953
Population in Familes 828
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 425
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 364
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 277
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 302 (80.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $100,581
Average Home Value $137,957


Median Household Income $52,789
Average Household Income $61,998
Per Capita Income $23,835
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.6% 0.04%
Households 0.66% 0.05%
Families 1.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Riverton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverton to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 211 69th
Population Density1 # 512 24th
Diversity Index2 # 151 78th
Median Household Income # 172 75th
Per Capita Income # 307 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.