Riley, Indiana

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Population in 2014: 220 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +37.5%
Males: 104  (47.4%)
Females: 116  (52.6%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 47802, 47871.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,604 (it was $28,333 in 2000)
Riley:

$46,604
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,665 (it was $13,616 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $80,167 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Riley:

$80,167
IN:

$134,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $83,344; Detached houses: $84,818; Mobile homes: $80,367

Median gross rent in 2016: $625.

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  • Races in Riley, IN (2010)

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    • 21597.3%White alone
    • 31.4%Two or more races
    • 10.5%Black alone
    • 10.5%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Riley: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (40.8%), European (29.6%), English (5.6%), Italian (2.8%), German (1.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.09 square miles.

Population density: 2,403 people per square mile   (low).

Riley, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Riley:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Riley town:

  • Never married: 31.6%
  • Now married: 36.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 16.2%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Riley town:  0.9% ($625)
Indiana:  0.9% ($868)

Riley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (7.3 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (67.4 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (170.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Terre Haute, IN (2.7 miles ), Seelyville, IN (2.7 miles ), Dresser, IN (2.9 miles) , Staunton, IN (3.0 miles ), West Terre Haute, IN (3.1 miles ), Toad Hop, IN (3.2 miles) , North Terre Haute, IN (3.2 miles ), Farmersburg, IN (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 87.30 W

Area code: 812

Riley household income distribution Riley home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -70 (-30.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Average climate in Riley, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Riley-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/22/1960, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.0 miles away from the Riley town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 tornado 16.0 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Riley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from Riley center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from Riley center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vigo County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Riley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Riley:

  • NORMAL LIFE OF INDIANA (Hospital, about 6 miles away; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • CHARTER TERRE HAUTE BEHAV HELTH SYSTEM (Hospital, about 6 miles away; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-SOUTHWOOD (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • HARBORSIDE HEALTHCARE-TERRE HA (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • SPRINGHILL VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • MOSAIC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • DAVIS GARDENS HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; TERRE HAUTE, IN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riley:

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 7 miles; Terre Haute, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,123)
  • Indiana State University (about 8 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • DePauw University (about 30 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Indiana University-Bloomington (about 45 miles; Bloomington, IN; FT enrollment: 39,039)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 48 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Vincennes University (about 51 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 54 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)

Public elementary/middle school in Riley:

  • RILEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 6050 S CANAL RD - 127, Grades: PK-5)

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Vigo County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 85.1. This is about average.

City:

85.1
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.879. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.879
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.0
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 1.5%
(1.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.3%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.0
Indiana average:

11.0

Riley travel time to work - commute Riley mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Riley town (based on Vigo County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,39683
Mainline Protestant7,92839
Catholic7,5009
Other1,2019
Black Protestant96310
Orthodox2541
None72,606-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Vigo County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Vigo County:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Vigo County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 86
Here:

8.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Vigo County:

30.9%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$731
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$510
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,241

Riley government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $467,000 ($2122.73)
    Sewerage: $85,000 ($386.36)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($90.91)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($68.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($240.91)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $47,000 ($213.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($22.73)

Riley government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $275,000 ($1250.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($18.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($18.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $438,000 ($1990.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($22.73)
    General Support: $1,000 ($4.55)
  • Tax - NEC: $18,000 ($81.82)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($18.18)

Riley government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $77,000 ($350.00)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,749,000 ($7950.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,609,000 ($7313.64)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($318.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $140,000 ($636.36)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($31.82)

Riley government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $129,000 ($586.36)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $31,000 ($140.91)

5.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,670 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, IN  0.54% ($29,845 average AGI)
from Marion County, IN  0.42% ($27,105)
from Sullivan County, IN  0.36% ($27,855)


5.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($485 average AGI)
Vigo County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  0.60% ($26,300 average AGI)
to Clay County, IN  0.46% ($31,102)
to Vermillion County, IN  0.29% ($30,973)

Strongest AM radio stations in Riley:

  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBOW (1300 AM; 1 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDX (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BRAZIL, IN)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGCL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC,)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riley:

  • WTHI-FM (99.9 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBOW-FM (102.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WMGI (100.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWSY (95.9 FM; SEELYVILLE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPFR-FM (93.9 FM; CLINTON, IN; Owner: WORD POWER, INC.)
  • WMHD-FM (90.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
  • WISU (89.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA STATE UNIV. BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WWVR (105.5 FM; WEST TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCRT (88.5 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • W236AE (95.1 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WSDM-FM (97.7 FM; BRAZIL, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WMMC (105.9 FM; MARSHALL, IL; Owner: JDL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXI (104.9 FM; ROCKVILLE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WSKT (92.7 FM; SPENCER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WAPC (91.9 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WACF (98.5 FM; PARIS, IL; Owner: P.R.S. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQTY (93.3 FM; LINTON, IN; Owner: THE ORIGINAL COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCC (105.1 FM; ELLETTSVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WNDI-FM (95.3 FM; SULLIVAN, IN; Owner: J T M BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Riley:

  • WTWO (Channel 2; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • WBAK-TV (Channel 38; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTHI-TV (Channel 10; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • W43BV (Channel 43; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)

Riley fatal accident list:

Oct 31, 2014 05:53 PM, I-70, Lat: 39.43776, Lon: -87.28316, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jul 9, 2013 03:25 AM, Sr-46, Lat: 39.39014, Lon: -87.26916, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 17, 2010 02:40 AM, Sr-46, Lat: 39.39024, Lon: -87.30213, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 8, 2007 04:06 AM, Sr-46, Jefferson St, Lat: 39.39044, Lon: -87.30313, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 11m36ftTotal length
  • $3,252,000Total costs
  • 19,654Total average daily traffic
  • 1,682Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,873Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD9FYI, Licensee ID: L02018465, Grant Date: 04/15/2016, Expiration Date: 04/15/2026, Certifier: Alice A Barnard, Registrant: Alice A Barnard, 7648 East First Drive, Riley, IN 47871-0092

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (25%)

Riley compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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