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Riverton, Utah - Basic Facts

The City of Riverton had a population of 46,869 as of July 1, 2020. 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 40.5219 and longitude -111.9391 in Salt Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riverton 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 4,442 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.


Riverton, UT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 46,869 (100%)
Population in Households 46,821 (99.9%)
Population in Families 44,037 (94.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 48 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 3,724
Diversity Index2 26


Median Household Income $103,862
Average Household Income $121,016
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $32,385
Wealth Index5 138


Total HU (Housing Units) 12,778 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,914 (85.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,632 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 ( 1.8%)
Median Home Value $373,235
Average Home Value $399,574
Housing Affordability Index3 166


Total Households 12,546
Average Household Size 3.73
Family Households 11,077
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.86% 1.69%
Households 1.78% 1.64%
Families 1.75% 1.61%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   1.61%


Riverton, UT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverton to the other 327 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Utah by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 23 93rd
Median Household Income # 22 94th
Housing Affordability Index # 214 65th
Per Capita Income # 54 84th
Diversity Index # 165 50th

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