Poverty in Riverton, Wyoming

What is the poverty rate in Riverton, Wyoming?
The poverty rate in Riverton is 13.3%. One out of every 7.5 residents of Riverton lives in poverty.

How many people in Riverton, Wyoming live in poverty?
1,407 of 10,609 Riverton residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Riverton compare to the rest of Wyoming?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Wyoming is 11.1%, meaning Riverton has a moderately higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Wyoming.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Riverton, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

8,265

10.9% 10.3% 74.4%

Hispanic

1,300

24.9% 22.2% 11.7%

What's the Poverty Rate in Riverton, Wyoming By Race?

10.9% of White residents of Riverton, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Riverton, Wyoming is the same as than the national average. 902 of 8,265 white Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 74.4% of the total population of Riverton, Wyoming are white.

24.9% of Hispanic residents of Riverton, Wyoming live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Riverton, Wyoming is the same as than the national average. 324 of 1,300 hispanic Wyomingites live below the poverty line. Approximately 11.7% of the total population of Riverton, Wyoming are hispanic.

Riverton, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Riverton, Wyoming?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Riverton, Wyoming is 10.5%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Riverton, Wyoming is 16.0%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Riverton, Wyoming

Female residents of Riverton, Wyoming are dramatically(52%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

549 of 5,234 males in Riverton live below the poverty line.

858 of 5,375 females in Riverton live below the poverty line.

Riverton, Wyoming Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Riverton can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Riverton, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 17.2%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Riverton, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 11.8%.

Poverty for younger ages in Riverton is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Riverton, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 26.6%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Riverton, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 13.8%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Riverton can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Riverton, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 20.1%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Riverton, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 12.4%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Riverton, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 17.0%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Riverton, Wyoming have a Poverty Rate of 15.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Riverton, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Riverton, Wyoming?

Riverton, Wyoming Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Riverton, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

17.3%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

13.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

20.4%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

11.7%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

13.3%

75 to 84 Years Old

14.8%

Over 85 Years Old

9.7%

Riverton, Wyoming Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Riverton, Wyoming born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Riverton, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States is 13.4%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Riverton, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 3.8%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Riverton, Wyoming born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Riverton, Wyoming who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 10,426 residents of Riverton, Wyoming who were born citizens of the United States, 1,400 (13.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 7 (3.8%) of 183 residents of Riverton, Wyoming who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Riverton, Wyoming

The poverty rate in Riverton is 13.3%.
Riverton is in Fremont County.
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Arapahoe 32.7%
Ethete 20.8%
Fort Washakie 31.5%
Lander 13.3%
Riverton 13.3%

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