The people of Riverton Park make up one of the most tightly-knit communities Portland has to offer. As of October 2011, there were 628 people residing in Riverton, 62% of which are under 20 years old. The Somali, Sudanese, Iraqi, Vietnamese, and Cambodian communities are strongly represented in the Riverton neighborhood, with many Congolese as well.
Riverton Park was built in 1972 and reflects the common philosophies of community development and urban planning of that era. Riverton Park is comprised of 150 housing units (including those reserved for services), home to mainly large families. The Study Center opened in Fall of 1992 and is located at 61 Riverton Drive.