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Welcome to Riverton ...

The city of Riverton is located in Fremont County.

The location of Riverton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Riverton has a population of 281 people<2> (see below for details).

Riverton is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Riverton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Riverton lies within the (712) area code.

The ZIP code for Riverton: 51650<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Riverton had a population of 304 people. This makes Riverton the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 304 people, the population of Riverton has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 304 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Riverton had an population of 281 people. This is a decrease of 7.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.57% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Riverton.

Communities near Riverton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Nebraska City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the West (W) of Riverton

Located in Otoe County (NE)

Shenandoah   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Riverton

Located in Page County

Tarkio   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Riverton

Located in Atchison County (MO)

Rock Port   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Riverton

Located in Atchison County (MO)

Hamburg   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Riverton

Sidney   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Riverton

Tabor   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Riverton

Peru   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Riverton

Located in Nemaha County (NE)

Essex   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Riverton

Located in Page County

Farragut   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Riverton

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Riverton.

Communities Also Named Riverton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Riverton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Riverton.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Riverton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Riverton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Riverton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riverton ...

Looking for more information about Riverton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Riverton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Riverton.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riverton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Riverton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Riverton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Riverton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Riverton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6868, Longitude: -95.5686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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