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Riverton Named One Of The Best Small Cities For Families

Apr 10, 2015 01:52PM ● By Taylor Stevens
Riverton has been named the 19th best small city for families, based on growth, affordability, and family-friendliness, according to a study released Jan. 20. 

The study, which was conducted by personal finance company NerdWallet, analyzed statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey. Cities received points for having high average median household incomes, a high percentage of population and income growth from 2009 to 2013, a high percentage of families with children under 18, and a low percentage of families with incomes under the poverty line. 

The results of the study came as no surprise to Mayor Bill Applegarth. “There’s no question in my mind that Riverton’s a great place to live,” he said. “It is very family-oriented.”

The study analyzed 1,030 U.S. cities with population ranges from 25,000 to 100,000 people.

Riverton by the Numbers
Median Household Income: $82,373
Median Home Value: $260,300
Percent of Families with Children under 18: 49.50%
Population Growth (2009-2013): 2.26%
Income Growth (2009-2013): 3.96%
Percent of Families with Children under 18 in poverty: 2.60%