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F Riverton Amenities Not many amenities close to this location
F Riverton Cost of Living Cost of living is 11% higher than Utah
Riverton
11313% more expensive than the US average
Utah
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Riverton cost of living
B Riverton Crime Total crime is 12% lower than Utah
Total crime
2,6464% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 384% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Riverton crime
B- Riverton Employment Household income is 40% higher than Utah
Median household income
$87,80659% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$28,4605% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%49% lower than the US average
Riverton employment
C- Riverton Housing Home value is 27% higher than Utah
Median home value
$284,20054% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,23830% higher than the US average
Home ownership
90%41% higher than the US average
Riverton real estate or Riverton rentals
D+ Riverton Schools HS graduation rate is 4% higher than Utah
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
45%9% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
24:148% higher than the US average
Riverton K-12 schools

Living in Riverton, UT

Located in the state of Utah, Riverton is a medium-sized city with a population of 41,521 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,287 people per square mile, Riverton is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Riverton residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Native Hawaiian. With an average age of 31 years old, Riverton could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 86% of the population considered married and 39% with kids under the age of 18, Riverton could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Whether you’re relocating to a new town to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Riverton could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Utah if you know where to search. Finding the best places to live in Riverton and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, weather, education and other important metrics.

Riverton has a livability score of 64 out of 100 and is ranked #215 in Utah and #18,976 in the USA. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Riverton scores well for crime (B-) and employment (B-). On a more negative note, Riverton does not have favorable grades for the following: amenities (F) and cost of living (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Riverton is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Riverton come in at $284,200, which is 26.5% higher than the Utah average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Riverton, the home price to income ratio is 3.2, which is 11.1% lower than the Utah average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Riverton area were 12.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 7.3%.

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Compare Riverton, UT Livability To Other Cities

Best Cities Near Riverton, UT

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Holladay, UT7812.230,793
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Interlaken, UT7725.891
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Kaysville, UT7735.429,799
Independence, UT763.8152
Spanish Fork, UT7632.937,565
Orem, UT7620.693,220
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Nightlife5/10
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Shopping9/10
As someone who has begun to raise a family, Riverton has been a great place for us! We have some good conveniences such as a shopping center that contains different shops like the Peterson's Fresh Market or an IFA Country Store while being easy to get to. The weather can get fairly cold in the Winter months, but it's made up by having a nice summertime when we never get too hot here, usually staying around the 70°s.

If you're looking for work, Riverton itself isn't necessarily the place to look but it can be fine as neighboring cities only minutes away like Draper has many established companies constantly looking for new employees. In terms of schools for kids, living in Riverton has been good as the schools are known for having better test scores than the rest of Utah.

In terms of entertainment, Riverton is a bit of a notch down as you honestly don't have much to do in terms of activities in the city itself, but neighboring cities are just a stone throw away so for example, you could go see a movie at the Cinemark Draper in Draper, or take a 30 minute drive to the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City.
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Source: The Riverton, UT data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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