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Nestled in the heart of Central Wyoming, Riverton beckons travelers with promises of rugged adventure, cultural immersion, and a warm small-town welcome. Situated along the banks of the meandering Wind River, the town serves as a gateway to the breathtaking landscapes of the Wind River Range and the Wind River Indian Reservation. As the sun rises over the towering peaks of the Wind River Range, casting a golden hue upon the landscape, Riverton stirs to life. Locals and visitors alike prepare for another day of exploration in this land of boundless opportunity. For outdoor enthusiasts, the call of the wild is irresistible. The Wind River Range, with its jagged peaks and pristine alpine lakes, offers endless opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Trails wind through forests of pine and aspen, leading adventurers to hidden waterfalls and panoramic vistas that take the breath away. But Riverton is more than just a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. It's a place where history comes alive, especially on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Here, the traditions of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are proudly preserved. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage, exploring tribal museums, attending powwows, and experiencing traditional ceremonies that have been passed down through generations. In the heart of town, the Museum of the American West stands as a testament to the pioneer spirit that shaped the region. Exhibits showcase artifacts and artwork that tell the story of cowboys, settlers, and Native Americans who once roamed these vast open plains. For those arriving or departing, RIW Central Wyoming Regional Airport is the gateway to the world beyond. With direct flights to Denver, Colorado, travelers can easily connect to destinations near and far, knowing that they'll soon return to the warm embrace of Riverton's hospitality. Whether seeking adventure in the great outdoors, delving into the region's rich history and culture, or simply enjoying the simple pleasures of small-town life, Riverton offers something for everyone. So come, explore, and discover the magic of this hidden gem in the heart of Wyoming.

Overview for Riverton, WY

10,619 people live in Riverton, where the median age is 37.1 and the average individual income is $24,803. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

37.1 years

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Around Riverton, WY

There's plenty to do around Riverton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Java Java Espresso, Mt Everest Nepalese and Indian Bistro, and Roasted Bean and Cuisine.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $ 1.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.66 miles 7 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.49 miles 37 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining 1.89 miles 34 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 2.22 miles 16 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 1.79 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Riverton, WY

Riverton has 4,146 households, with an average household size of 2.45. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Riverton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,619 people call Riverton home. The population density is 1,026.99 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.53 / 49.47%

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Schools in Riverton, WY

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The following schools are within or nearby Riverton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Rendezvous Elementary
4th - 5th
1st - 3rd
No rating available
Trinity Lutheran School
PreK - 8th
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9th - 12th
9th - 12th
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Aspen Early Learning Center
PreK - K
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1st - 3rd
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Riverton Middle School
6th - 8th
1st - 3rd
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