Riverton, New Jersey

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Riverton is a Borough located in Burlington County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough had a total population of 2,759.

Riverton was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on December 18, 1893, from portions of Cinnaminson Township, based on the results of a referendum held six days earlier. Portions of the borough were taken to form Palmyra Township on April 19, 1894.[7]

Riverton is located on the Delaware River. The town is pedestrian-friendly with sidewalks, gas lamps, and Victorian architecture. Riverton is home to the Riverton Yacht Club, one of the oldest and still active yacht clubs in the country. Many residents' sailboats make their home at this landmark.

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Geography

Riverton is located at 40°0'35" North, 75°0'43" West (40.009712, -75.011915).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km2), 0.7 square miles (1.7 km2) of it land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), water. The total area is 30.85% water.

Riverton borders Cinnaminson Township, Palmyra, and the Delaware River.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, 2,759 people, 1,066 households, and 746 families reside in the borough. The population density is 4,205.1 people per square mile (1,614.0/km2). There are 1,113 housing units at an average density of 1,696.4/sq mi (651.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough is 95.83% White, 1.78% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.16% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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