According to the most recent Riverton Minnesota demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Riverton depicts it has a Population 2021 of 152 which is the second smallest as measured by population of all the other places in the surrounding region. The city with the highest population in the area is Brainerd which shows a population of 14,053 ( very much bigger). Figure 3 uses the Riverton population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Riverton Minnesota depicts an increase of 35 (30%).
The total Riverton Minnesota greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Riverton shows it has a Population Change of 29.9% which is at the top of all other places in the greater Riverton region.
Looking at the Riverton population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Riverton Minnesota depicts it has 197 people per square mile which is less than most other places in the local area. The next higher as measured by population density is Ironton about twice as large with population density of 391. The city with the highest population density in the area is Brainerd which depicts a people per square mile of 1,180 ( very much bigger). Figure 6 provides Riverton demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Riverton depicts it has a Median Age of 30.2 which is the smallest in order of overall median age of all people of all the other places in the surrounding region. The city with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Cuyuna which depicts an age of 58.4 (about twice as large).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Riverton population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Riverton Minnesota has one of the largest proportions of people between 20 and 29 years old at 20.4% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Trommald with 21.1%. Second, it has the smallest proportion of people between 30 and 39 years old at 6.6% of the total. Third, it has the smallest proportion of people between 40 and 49 years old at 8.6% of the total. Also, it has the second smallest in terms of people less than 20 years of age of all the other places in the metro area in terms of people between 60 and 69 years old at 3.3% of the total.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Riverton population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Riverton Minnesota has the largest proportion of Asian population at 2.0% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of Native population at 14.5% of the total and is ranked #1.
Riverton Minnesota Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Riverton has the smallest proportion of total percent married at 24% of the total. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Riverton households. Riverton shows it has a Family Size of 3.1 which is the second smallest in order of average family size of all the other places in the surrounding region. The city with the highest average family size in the area is Deerwood which depicts an average family size of 3.8 (25.0% larger).
Looking at Riverton households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Riverton depicts it has a Married-couple family of 83% which is the second most husband and wife family percent of all the places in the greater Riverton region. The city with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Cuyuna which shows a husband and wife family percent of 85% ( only slightly larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Riverton shows it has a Birth Rate of 12.8% which is the third most of all other places in the greater region. The city with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Cuyuna which shows a birth rate of 23.1% (about twice as large). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 80% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Ironton with 100%. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 40 to 44 at 20% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Riverton households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Riverton depicts it has a Total Single People of 39% which is the smallest as measured by percent of people who are single for any reason of all the other places in the greater region. The city with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Deerwood which depicts a percent single of 62% (56.7% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Riverton is approximately three-fourths the size. Also, measured against the state of Minnesota, percent of people who are single for any reason of 48%, Riverton is about 21.2% smaller.
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
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