Riverton, Minnesota

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Riverton, Minnesota
City
Location of Rivertonwithin Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Location of Riverton
within Crow Wing County, Minnesota
Coordinates: 46°27′43″N 94°2′50″W / 46.46194°N 94.04722°W / 46.46194; -94.04722
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Crow Wing
Area[1]
 • Total 0.85 sq mi (2.20 km2)
 • Land 0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation 1,230 ft (375 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 117
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 117
 • Density 151.9/sq mi (58.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56455
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-54736[4]
GNIS feature ID 0650151[5]

Riverton is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 117 at the 2010 census.[6] It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Riverton is located between Brainerd and Ironton, where the Mississippi River flows past the western end of the Cuyuna iron range.

History[edit]

Riverton was incorporated in 1912. A post office called Riverton was established in 1913, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1965.[7] The city was named from its location near the Rabbit River.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.85 square miles (2.20 km2), of which 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.[1] County Roads 59 and 128 are the main routes in the community. Minnesota State Highway 210 is nearby.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 398
1930 168 −57.8%
1940 141 −16.1%
1950 148 5.0%
1960 121 −18.2%
1970 103 −14.9%
1980 112 8.7%
1990 122 8.9%
2000 115 −5.7%
2010 117 1.7%
Est. 2015 116 [9] −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 117 people, 48 households, and 30 families residing in the city. The population density was 151.9 inhabitants per square mile (58.6/km2). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 79.2 per square mile (30.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White and 1.7% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 48 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.9% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 42.2 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 13.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 115 people, 51 households, and 29 families residing in the city. The population density was 146.5 people per square mile (56.2/km²). There were 61 housing units at an average density of 77.7 per square mile (29.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.13% White and 0.87% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population. 29.4% were of Norwegian, 25.9% German, 17.6% Swedish and 9.4% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 51 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $17,321 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,406. There were 4.0% of families and 8.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.1% of under eighteens and 40.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Crow Wing County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Warren Upham (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 160. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 

Coordinates: 46°27′36″N 94°03′07″W / 46.46000°N 94.05194°W / 46.46000; -94.05194