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Statistics & Facts

The Wyoming state capital is Cheyenne.
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.
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.


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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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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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.
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History & History Related Items

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.
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The founding of Riverton

August 6, l906 from a ceded portion of the Wind River Indian Reservation.


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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Riverton City Government

City Hall
816 N Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY 82501-2913
Phone: 307-856-2227

Riverton has a mayor-council form of government. The Mayor is elected at-large for a four-year term. City Council consists of six members elected for four-year overlapping terms from three separate election wards.


Fremont County Office
322 N 8th St W
Riverton, WY 82501-3315
Phone: 307-857-3644

Fremont County Clerk
816 S Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY 82501-4910
Phone: 307-856-0760

Riverton Chamber

Riverton Chamber of Commerce
101 S 1st St
Riverton, WY 82501-4267
Phone: 307-856-4801
Toll-free: 800-325-2732

Riverton Community Events

February each year
Wild West Winter Carnival

May each year
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

June - September each year

July each year
1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous - Riverton Rendezvous & Balloon Rally Car and Bike Show

August each year
Fremont County Fair & Rodeo

October each year
Wyoming Cowboy Poetry Roundup

Riverton Organizations

Riverton Chamber of Commerce
101 S 1st St
Riverton, WY 82501-4267
Phone: 307-856-4801
Toll-free: 800-325-2732

Riverton Libraries

Fremont County Library
1330 W Park Ave
Riverton, WY 82501-3249
Phone: 307-856-3556 Riverton


The population of Riverton was:
1985 - 9,212
1990 - 9,202
1997 - 10,050

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