Riverton, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Riverton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The Riverton Census Designated Place had a population of 906 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

The Riverton Census Designated Place is located within Township of Garden, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherokee County.

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Riverton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 906
Population in Households 906
Population in Familes 788
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 404
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $52,321
Average Household Income $67,520
Per Capita Income $25,715


Total Housing Units 379 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $113,942
Average Home Value $152,807


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 260
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.3% -0.76%
Households -0.35% -0.77%
Families -0.05% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.08%
Per Capita Income   0.86%

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, 2018 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 # 221 67th
Population Density # 520 23rd
Diversity Index # 156 77th
Median Household Income # 262 61st
Per Capita Income # 331 51st

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