Riverton, IL Population

Population: 3,048. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,043 (-0.2% change)
Males: 1,469 (48.2%), Females: 1,579 (51.8%)

Sangamon County

Zip code: 62561

Median resident age: 35.4 years
Median household income: $45,531
Median house value: $85,300

Races in Riverton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.3%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (25.4%), Irish (14.6%), English (13.9%), Italian (12.9%), United States (6.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%).

Elevation: 552 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Map of Riverton, IL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Riverton

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riverton village

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +297 (+10.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Riverton:

  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Riverton:

  • CAPITAL (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: SPI)
  • DECATUR (about 48 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 56 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)

Other public-use airports nearest to Riverton:

  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 26 miles; LINCOLN, IL; Abbreviation: AAA)
  • TAYLORVILLE MUNI (about 27 miles; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: TAZ)
  • HAVANA REGIONAL (about 42 miles; HAVANA, IL; Abbreviation: 9I0)

Amtrak station near Riverton:

  • 9 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riverton:

  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 9 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 60 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 63 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,404)

Public high school in Riverton:

  • RIVERTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: PO BOX 560; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high school in Riverton:

  • RIVERTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 19; Location: 1245 N 7TH ST; Grades: KG – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Riverton:

  • RIVERTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 572; Location: PO BOX 470; Grades: PK – 04)
  • RIVERTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: P O BOX 530; Grades: 05 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Riverton:

  • RIVERTON VILLAGE LIB. (Operating income: $39,187; Location: 1200 EAST RIVERTON RD.; 8,343 books; 175 audio materials; 277 video materials; 8 serial subscriptions)

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