Riverton, Wyoming

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Riverton is a city in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. It is both the largest city in the county and the largest within the historical boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The city's population was 9,310 at the 2000 census. The city is an incorporated entity of the state of Wyoming, on land ceded from the reservation in 1906, a situation that often makes it subject to jurisdictional claims by the nearby Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.

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Geography

Riverton is located at 43°1′40″N 108°23′42″W / 43.02778°N 108.395°W / 43.02778; -108.395 (43.027838, -108.395077)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.3 km²), all of it land.

Riverton has a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 9,311 people, 3,816 households, and 2,407 families residing in the city. The population density was 952.2 people per square mile (367.5/km²). There were 4,254 housing units at an average density of 435.1/sq mi (167.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.81% White, 0.17% African American, 8.08% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.09% of the population.

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