Regional Facts & Figures

Geography

Located in the heart of Fremont County, an area larger than many Eastern States, Riverton is surrounded by mountains and rivers. The Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains lies south and west; the Owl Creek Range is north. The Wind River is south and east of town, with the Gas Hills to the east.

Elevation: 4956 ft.
Longitude: 108 23’ 11”Latitude: 43 01’25.5”

Climate

Sheltered by mountains to the west and north and on the edge of the precipitation shadow cast by the Rockies, Riverton has the mildest year-round weather in the state of Wyoming.

Annual average temperature:44.4°f
January average temperatures: 30.1°f high & 17.6°f low
July average temperatures:89.2°f high & 52.1°f low
Annual average rainfall: 13.60 inches
Average wind gust:7 mph
Annual average snow pack:8 inches in winter
Average growing season:139 days per year
Average sunshine days:347 days per year
Annual average humidity:30%

Medical Services

Riverton Memorial Hospital is a 70-bed acute care facility located on the banks of the Wind River, between the Wind River and Owl Creek mountain ranges. RMH is committed to providing excellent patient care, supporting its physicians, creating an excellent workplace for its employees, providing community value and fiscal responsibility. Riverton Memorial Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the Wyoming Department of Health.

Riverton Memorial Hospital’s medical services and caring staff work together to provide patients with a completely coordinated continuum of care, from acute and sub-acute inpatient medical services to outpatient services and programs, including 24-hour dedicated physician staffed emergency room, intensive care unit, physical therapy and sleep study lab. Riverton Memorial Hospital has some of the finest imaging equipment in the state, with a 64 slice helical CT-Scanner, 1.5 MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Digital Ultrasound equipment is the latest addition to the imaging services offered. Presently undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion with major renovations to the Emergency Room, Outpatient Surgery and Radiology.

2000 2008 2009 2010
City 9,310 10,032 10,249 10,615
County 35,804 37,435 38,719 40,123

Taxes

There is no State income tax, corporate income tax, or business inventory tax in Wyoming. Riverton assesses no local business tax and provides one of the most conducive tax environments in the country.

Sales & Use Tax: 5% of Retail Sales

Property Tax Levy (mills): Total of 78,387 mills allocated to the county, school district #25 and the City of Riverton. Industrial property is assessed at 11.5%.

Residential property is assessed at 9.5%. For example, a $200,000 home would have taxes of $1489. Other property, e.g. machinery and equipment, is assessed at the same rate as the classification in which it is used.

City Government

Riverton has a mayor-council form of government. Mayor is elected at-large for a four-year term. City Council consists of six members elected for four-year overlapping terms from three separate election wards. The Mayor appoints, with consent of the City Council: the Chief of Police, City Clerk, City Engineer, City

Attorney, and the Municipal Judge. Regular meetings of the City Council are held at the Council Chambers in the City offices on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Planning Commission Yes
Industrial Plan Approval Yes
Business License Required No
Zoning Regulations Yes
Building Codes 2006 IBC

Recreation Facilities

R” Recreation is hosted by Central Wyoming College (307) 855-2015 or 855-2125. Riverton has nine public parks, four baseball/softball complexes, eight soccer fields, ten tennis courts, one golf courses, 3 fitness centers, 11 gymnasiums, 1 400m track, 1 remote control modelers park, 1 skate park, 1 ice rink, 1 horse arena, thirteen miles of bike paths, two movie theaters (with a total of 5 screens), and an Olympic-size swimming pool. And of course, the Rocky Mountains!

Senior Services

The Riverton Senior Citizens and Community Center, 856-6332, Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc, 856-6880

Air Service

Great Lakes Airlines serves the Riverton Regional Airport, located within the corporate limits of the city, with five daily flights to and from Denver. A new passenger

terminal to serve a second carrier was completed in 1998. The airport has a primary runway surface of 8,200 ft., stressed to 110,000 dual wheels loading. Navigational aids available include ILS, VASI, HIRI, TVOR, AWOS, (computerized 24-hour weather), and other necessary facilities for year-round operation. The NWS operates a NEXRAD Doppler Doppler-Radar Station at the airport.

Car Rental

Jim’s Aircraft Service (307)856-3599
Hertz (307) 856-9685
Avis (307) 857-4489

Newspaper

Riverton Ranger (307) 856-2244.

Shopping Guide

The ADvertiser (307) 857-6114
Tidbits (307)851-9301

Wyoming Public Television

KCWC - Central Wyoming College, PBS, (307) 856-6944.

Cable Television

Optimum (877) 273-7626.

Radio Stations

KVOW-AM (1450) Oldies, 856-2251
KTAK-FM (93.9) Country, 856-2251
KTRZ-FM (93.1) Adult Contemporary, 856-2922
KCWC-FM (88.1) Jazz and New Age, 855-2268
TWYW-FM (99.1) Country, 856-2922
KTUG - Ledge FM (105.1) Christian Rock,