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The population of Riverton is approximately 10,050 (1997), 10615 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,870 (1990), 4252 (2010).

The amount of land area in Riverton is 23.567 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.007 sq kilometers.
The distance from Riverton to Washington DC is 1746 miles. The distance to the Wyoming state capital is 232 miles. (as the crow flies)
Riverton is positioned 43.03 degrees north of the equator and 108.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Riverton elevation is 4,956 feet above sea level.
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Riverton location: near the Southeast portion of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Though it is located within the reservation, it is separate from it. Riverton is about 150 miles from the Jackson Hole Mountain area and Yellowstone National park.

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The geography for Riverton is an area surrounded by mountains and rivers. The wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains is on the west. The Owl Creek Range is on the north. The Gas Hills and the Wind River are to the east and to the south is the Little Wind River and the South Pass over the Wind Rivers

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Riverton is mild. Because of the sheltering mountains to the west and north, Riverton has the mildest weather in Wyoming. There are general 347 days per year of sunshine. The growing season is approximately 139 days long.
Riverton average annual rainfall is 13.60 inches per year
Riverton average annual humidity is 30%
Riverton average temperature is 44.4 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (winter) 17.6, (summer) 52.1 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (winter) 30.1, (summer) 89.2 degrees F.
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Riverton history:

The Indian reservation is the home of the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho Indian tribes.

Riverton and the area has much history with famous people from the past, Chief Washakie, Jim Bridger and Sacajawea, having walked the area. The people of the area have always tried to blend the pioneer heritage with the native cultures, both Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians were in the area.

Long standing industry has been farming and ranching. In 1950's uranium and mining became the major employer from the Gas Hills mining area about 50 miles southeast.
The founding of Riverton: August 6, l906 from a ceded portion of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
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Riverton is a major gateway to Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole mountain area. Central Wyoming College is located here. It is a two year junior college. Riverton is served by United Airlines with a commuter service with four roundtrip flights to Denver, CO daily.

Fremont County Fair
Fairgrounds Rd
Riverton, WY 82501
Phone: 307-856-6619

Riverton is home to the annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous. Held each year during the first week of July, on the site of the original 1838 Rendezvous

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