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 Riverton (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 103 112 122 115 117 +2 +1.74
Land Area (sq. mile) -- -- -- 0.79 0.79 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- -- -- 146.48 148.10 +1.62 +1.74
Housing Units -- -- -- 61 61 0 0.00
Households -- -- -- 51 48 -3 -5.88
Persons Per Household -- -- -- 2.25 2.44 +0.19 +8.44


Riverton is a city in Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Riverton is located between Brainerd and Ironton, where the Mississippi River flows past the western end of the Cuyuna Range. Minnesota State Highway 210 serves as a main route in the community. 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.  The elevation is 1,230 ft (375 m) above sea level.

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As of the census 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.

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In 1855, the Rabbit Lake Indian Reservation for the Rabbit Lake Band of Mississippi Chippewa was established in the area by the Treaty of Washington also known as the Treaty with the Chippewa (10 Stat. 1165). Soon afterwards, a village of Ojibway (or Ogibeway) was established at the mouth of Rabbit River. However, maps from the 1860s depict the village of Ojibway instead located either at the mouth of the Cedar River or at the mouth of the Ripple River.

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

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RIVERTON is a city of the Cuyuna Iron Range in Irondale (Klondike) Township, sections 17 to 20, beside Little Rabbit Lake, through which Rabbit River flows just before joining the Mississippi. It was incorporated on January 5, 1912. It had a post office, 1913-65, and a station of the Northern Pacific Railroad in section 18.

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Main Street, Riverton Minnesota, 1910's?
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Riverton City Hall
16663 Main Street
Riverton, MN 56455
Phone: (218) 546-5225

Regular Business Hours:
not available

City Council Meetings:
1st Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 David C. Peterson
21047 1st Avenue
Riverton, MN 56455
  (218) 546-6929
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Alexandra Booth
16663 Main Street
Riverton, MN 56455
Email (218) 546-5225
Council Member 12/31/2022 Denise Frahm
21126 2nd Avenue
Riverton, MN 56455
  (218) 772-0202
Council Member 12/31/2022 Lana Schmidt
16766 4th Street
Riverton, MN 56455
  (218) 251-2075
Council Member 12/31/2024 Ila Rae Martin
21159 Lake Avenue
Riverton, MN 56455
  (218) 546-6602
Council Member 12/31/2024 Pamela L. Dobson
16621 1st Street
Riverton, MN 56455
  (218) 546-8006

Post Office:   Riverton is served by the Ironton Minnesota Post Office:
US Post Office
115 4th Street
Ironton, MN 56455-2180
Phone: (218) 546-5467
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days       7:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Saturday           8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (218) 546-5172
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone CenturyLink (888) 723-8010
Cable TV n/a --

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Cuyuna Trail

The Cuyuna Lakes State Trail is eight miles of paved trail within the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area from Crosby to Riverton. One mile passes through the City of Aitkin along State Highway 169. Abandoned by mining companies more than 35 years ago, the state recreation area contains six natural lakes, plus an additional 15 deep lakes that were former mine pits. Stop to fish, explore the Croft Mine, or ride the new 25-mile single track mountain bike trail system.
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Lake info Lake Map Rec Map Topo Map
Fawn 121  
Hay 52  
Little Black Hoof 72  
Little Rabbit 172  
Mallen Pit 6    
Portage 76  
Roe Mine 25  
Sagamore Mine 119    
Snoshoe Mine 7    
Spruce 39    

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students attend school in the Crosby Ironton school district

Roosevelt School, Riverton Minnesota, c1920
Roosevelt School, Riverton Minnesota, c1920
Operated as a school from 1916 through 1975, torn down in 2003
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