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Riverton is a township in Clay County, in the Fargo metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Riverton. For links to other places called Riverton, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Riverton is 46.851N. The longitude is -96.483W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 961 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 462.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Riverton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56549 ZIP code.
34% of Riverton residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Riverton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Riverton was $17,670, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Riverton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Riverton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $175. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $942.
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Riverton political report.
The average commute time for Riverton workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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