Riverton is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 38,753 at the 2010 census. Riverton is one of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Utah, and was ranked by CNN Money Magazine as the 60th best place to live in the U.S. in 2005.
Riverton shares city borders with South Jordan to the north, Draper to the east, Bluffdale to the south, and Herriman to the west. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.6 square miles (32.6 km²). The city is located in the Southwestern corner of the Salt Lake Valley about twenty miles (32 km) south and slightly west of Salt Lake City. Riverton City receives an average of 15.76 inches (400 mm) in precipitation each year. Snow can be seen in the winter, while during the summer temperatures occasionally break 100 °F (38 °C). Riverton has grown rapidly in the last few years, transforming it from a rural farming town into a suburban city. Businesses, housing, and roads have replaced many of the farms and cattle ranges.
The United States is a country in the Northern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, and the Eastern Hemisphere. It consists of forty-eight contiguous states in North America, Alaska, a peninsula which forms the northwestern most part of North America, and Hawaii, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. There are several United States territories in the Pacific and Caribbean. The term "United States", when used in the geographical sense, means the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States. The country shares land borders with Canada and Mexico and maritime (water) borders with Russia, Cuba, and the Bahamas in addition to Canada and Mexico.
Jordan School District was the largest of Utah school districts (before splitting in 2009), It now employs 2,631 teachers and other licensed personnel who educate more than 48,000 students. An additional 2,610 employees provide support services for the system. Boundaries include the communities of Bluffdale, Copperton, Herriman, Riverton, South Jordan and West Jordan in the southwestern part of Salt Lake County, from the Canyons School District on the east to the Oquirrh Mountains range on the west.
Herriman High School (HHS) is a public high school in Herriman, Utah. It serves over 2,100 students from the cities of Herriman, South Jordan, and Riverton.
HHS was designed by MHTN Architects, and had an estimated cost of $71,960,000. The grounds cover 55 acres, and has 390,000 square feet of floor space. Located in the southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley in the Jordan School District, the front of the building faces west with a view of the Oquirrh Mountains. Great care was taken to make sure the building is energy efficient, and the design includes wind turbines and solar panels.
The Salt Lake City - West Valley City Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties in north central Utah, anchored by Salt Lake City. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 968,858. As of July 1, 2009 the U.S. Census Bureau's population estimates division placed the population at 1,130,293, an increase of 161,410 or 16.7 percent since April 2000; out of 366 total MSAs, the Census Bureau ranks it as the 48th largest MSA in the United States in 2009 and the 36th fastest growing since 2000. The Utah Population Estimates Committee estimates the Salt Lake Metropolitan Statistical Area to have a July 1, 2009 population of 1,141,693, an increase of 172,835 or 17.8 percent since April 2000. The Salt Lake City Metropolitan Area and the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Area were a single metropolitan area known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden Metropolitan Area until being separated in 2005.
As of the census of 2000, there were 968,858 people, 318,150 households, and 231,606 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 86.63% White, 1.04% African American, 0.90% Native American, 2.43% Asian, 1.15% Pacific Islander, 5.33% from other races, and 2.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.71% of the population.