More InformationRiverton is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Utah, and was ranked by CNN Money Magazine as the 60th best place to live in the U.S. in 2005.
The public schools in Riverton consist of six public elementary schools (Riverton, Rosamond, Rose Creek, Southland, Foothills, and Midas Creek), two middle schools (Oquirrh Hills and South Hills), and one high school (Riverton High School), the most populated 10-12 school in Utah. Because of High School overcrowding, not all students are allowed to park at the school. A new high school was built in nearby Herriman to relieve the congestion. The Riverton schools are part of the Jordan School District.
The Intermountain Riverton Hospital, funded by Intermountain Healthcare, opened in November 2009. The much needed general hospital serves the fastest growing portion of the Salt Lake Valley with surrounding cities such as Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, and South Jordan. The hospital will also provide services to cities in northern Utah County. The hospital's services include a complete in-and-out patient care, a 24 hour emergency department, a state-of-art-women's center, a surgical center, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, 40 physician offices, and a helicopter pad. Perhaps the most notable service this hospital includes is the children's out-patient center directly run by Primary Children's Medical Center. The design of the hospital allows it to expand as the Southwest part of the valley continues to see rapid growth.
As of the census of 2000, there were 25,011 people, 6,348 households, and 5,884 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,989.7 people per square mile (768.2/km²). There were 6,555 housing units at an average density of 521.5 per square mile (201.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.45% White, 0.22% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.17% of the population.
There were 6,348 households out of which 65.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 84.4% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 7.3% were non-families. 5.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.93 and the average family size was 4.09.
In the city the population was spread out with 42.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 13.1% from 45 to 64, and 3.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $63,980, and the median income for a family was $65,330. Males had a median income of $42,344 versus $26,710 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,643. About 2.4% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
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