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Riverton, Utah

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Welcome to Riverton ...

The city of Riverton is located in Salt Lake County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Riverton has a population of 44,419 people<1> (see below for details).

Riverton was settled in 1870 and was incorporated in 1947.

The community of Riverton is 4,540 feet [1,384 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Riverton is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Riverton lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Riverton: (801) & (385)<3>

The ZIP code for Riverton: 84065<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Riverton had a population of 38,753 people. This makes Riverton the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Riverton represents 1.4% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38,753 people, the population of Riverton increased 54.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 25,011 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Riverton had an population of 44,419 people. This is an increase of 14.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 77.6% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Iowa, 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, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Websites for Riverton ...

Official Website:

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.

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.

Communities near Riverton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Salt Lake City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the North (N) of Riverton

West Valley City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Riverton

West Jordan   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Riverton

Lehi   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Riverton

Located in Utah County

Millcreek   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Riverton

Taylorsville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Riverton

Murray   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Riverton

Pleasant Grove   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Riverton

Located in Utah County

Eagle Mountain   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Riverton

Located in Utah County

Tooele   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Riverton

Located in Tooele County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Riverton.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riverton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Riverton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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 for your convenience: 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: 40.5224, Longitude: -111.9388     [Map].






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