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Riverton, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Riverton had a population of 43,237 as of July 1, 2017. Riverton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Utah. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverton is located at latitude 40.5176 and longitude -111.9636 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riverton (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Salt Lake County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,436 feet.

The City of Riverton (GNIS ID: 2410967) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Utah is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Riverton is located within Salt Lake City Division of Salt Lake County.

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, 2017.

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Riverton, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 43,237
Daytime Population: Workers 8,797
Daytime Population: Residents 21,108
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,905
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 43,187
Population in Familes 40,682
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 3,416
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $89,316
Average Household Income $104,165
Per Capita Income $27,593


Total Housing Units 11,735 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,969 (85.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,528 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $309,901
Average Home Value $333,883


Total Households 11,496
Average Household Size 3.76
Family Households 10,189
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.52% 1.64%
Households 1.31% 1.61%
Families 1.32% 1.56%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Riverton, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverton to the other 325 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 18 95th
Population Density # 25 93rd
Diversity Index # 169 49th
Median Household Income # 29 91st
Per Capita Income # 83 75th

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