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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Riverton is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 3,443. Riverton is in Sangamon County. Living in Riverton offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Riverton and residents tend to be conservative.
About Riverton...
Population
3,443

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$798
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Riverton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    262.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    291.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    758.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Riverton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,441
National
$55,322
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Riverton Reviews

2 reviews
It's a great community but the area is going down hill very fast. The atmosphere is generally pretty gloomy and I wouldn't choose to live here again if I had other options. It's definitely not a dangerous or unsafe area, but it isn't the worlds best place to raise a family if you had to choose one place.
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It's a small town and there is not to much to do but even though some like to complain I have enjoyed my time living here ever since I moved from Petersburg and I plan on living here or near for a long time