Riverton, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Riverton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The Riverton Census Designated Place had a population of 960 as of July 1, 2015. Riverton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverton is located at latitude 37.0732 and longitude -94.707 in Cherokee County. 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. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The Riverton Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629169) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Riverton Census Designated Place, KS Boundary Map

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Riverton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 960
Population in Households 960
Population in Familes 835
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 428
Diversity Index2 25
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 367
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 279
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 303 (80.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $105,328
Average Home Value $137,541
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,766
Average Household Income $65,876
Per Capita Income $25,231
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.19%
Households 0.69% 0.27%
Families 1.28% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 209 69th
Population Density1 # 513 24th
Diversity Index2 # 161 76th
Median Household Income # 145 79th
Per Capita Income # 215 68th

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