Riverton is a village located in Sangamon County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is incorporated as a village. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the population of Riverton was 3,455, which was actually up from 3,062 at the 2000 U.S. census. In an area where many smaller towns and villages are actually losing population – this is a recent phenomenon where the concept of “urban flight” as was prominent in the 70’s and 80’s is now reversed into “rural flight,” where people flee smaller cities for the comfort and security of larger metro areas. Riverton was founded in 1837 and went through a number of ownership changes before being incorporated as Riverton.
Basic Facts About Riverton
- Current population: 3,455
- Current mayor: Thomas Rader
- Total area: 2.2 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.riverton.illinois.gov/
- Located in: Sangamon County
- Founded in: 1837
- Zip codes: 62561
- Area codes: 217
Auto Transport Tips to and from Riverton
Riverton is a part of the Springfield, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area, and all things considered its size doesn’t impact how quickly or easily an auto transport carrier can get to a customer in the village. Carriers prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, especially those with lots of surrounding bedroom cities and communities, because that’s where they’re most like to find new loads and customers and keep their trucks full of cars. It’s important for auto shippers to minimize how many open spaces they have on their trucks. Running routes into and out of Riverton proper won’t yield a lot of loads, but Springfield’s overall metro area is a not-unpopular area in Illinois for the vehicle shipping industry.
Riverton sits just northeast of Springfield and, luckily for you if you’re shipping into or out of the village, it sits along Interstate 72 and just east of the I-55/I-72 junction in east Springfield. This makes it easier for auto shippers to easily get into and out of the village, which saves them a lot of time – and, ultimately money. When carriers save, you tend to save, so Riverton’s location on the interstate really helps the cause. It also means that auto shippers won’t have to deviate from their standard routes. While I-72 may not be the most popular interstate among car shippers, it links several larger cities in Illinois together as well as many smaller towns and villages. In addition, I-72 links to other interstates along the way, including I-55 near Riverton.
If you’re interested in shipping your vehicle to or from the village of Riverton, Illinois, make sure you take a minute and fill out our free auto transport quote request form here on our website. It’s free, takes only a minute, and nets you multiple free quotes from top-rated auto transport companies in your email inbox. They’ll start arriving within minutes of submitting our free form, and you can get a price estimate on your screen once you submit it. You can then compare prices and services and find the right shipper for you, and if you need help you can talk to one of our live agents toll-free at 800-930-7417 any time.
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