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Riley County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2018: 73,703 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 62,843 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,409
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,384
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,464
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,003 (it was 11,673 in 2000)
% of renters here:

53%
State:

32%

Land area: 610 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Riley County: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (49.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 26%
  • Government: 51%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Riley County, KS (2018)
    • 57,27591.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,37510.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,6417.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,6855.9%Asian alone
    • 2,7694.4%Two or more races
    • 2510.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2410.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 970.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

25.0 years
Kansas median age:

37.1 years
Males: 38,718  (52.5%)
Females: 34,985  (47.5%)
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Average household size:
Riley County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $44,697 ($32,042 in 1999)
This county:

$44,697
Kansas:

$58,218

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $720 (lower quartile is $605, upper quartile is $1,015)
This county:

$720
State:

$649


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $216,200 (it was $89,100 in 2000)
Riley:

$216,200
Kansas:

$159,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $151,600 - $294,500

Mean price in 2018:

Detached houses: $269,821
Here:

$269,821
State:

$203,154

Townhouses or other attached units: $96,767
Here:

$96,767
State:

$183,511

In 2-unit structures: $139,540
Here:

$139,540
State:

$102,471

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,899
Here:

$187,899
State:

$142,089

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $141,479
Here:

$141,479
State:

$164,577

Mobile homes: $11,082
Here:

$11,082
State:

$47,842

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,575
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $605

Institutionalized population: 450
Riley County, KS map from a distance

Health of residents in Riley County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
81.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
32.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 155 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 1998: 106 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 1999: 126 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2001: 132 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2002: 141 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2003: 205 buildings, average cost: $126,400
  • 2004: 217 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2005: 287 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2006: 443 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2007: 244 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2008: 279 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2009: 203 buildings, average cost: $195,300
  • 2010: 245 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2011: 210 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2012: 220 buildings, average cost: $204,700
  • 2013: 199 buildings, average cost: $224,900
  • 2014: 217 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2015: 171 buildings, average cost: $246,700
  • 2016: 137 buildings, average cost: $254,900
  • 2017: 121 buildings, average cost: $245,900
  • 2018: 90 buildings, average cost: $307,400
  • 2019: 60 buildings, average cost: $286,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Riley, KS residents
Average permit cost in Riley, KS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $3,191 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $3,212 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Riley, KS in 2018
Distribution of house value in Riley, KS in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Riley, KS in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 22.8%
Riley County:

22.8%
Kansas:

12.0%
(22.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.3% for American Indian residents, 54.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 39.8% for other race residents, 25.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 25.0 years old
(Males: 24.6 years old, Females: 26.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 26.1 years old, Black residents: 23.8 years old, American Indian residents: 73.2 years old, Asian residents: 25.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.0 years old, Other race residents: 28.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Riley County is $438 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $543 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $791 a month.

Cities in this county include: Manhattan, Fort Riley North, Ogden, Riley, Leonardville, Randolph.

Riley County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Ohio , Lake County, California , Prince George's County, Maryland , Kanawha County, West Virginia , Clinton County, Missouri , Lincoln County, Colorado , Yuma County, Colorado , Rice County , Oldham County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Kansas:

5.3%

Unemployment by year in Riley, KS
County total employment by year in Riley, KS
County average yearly wages by year in Riley, KS

Current college students: 19,026
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 47.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,764 (41.8% naturalized citizens)

Riley County:

6.5%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,2882010 or later
  • 1,6482000 to 2009
  • 7361990 to 1999
  • 5571980 to 1989
  • 4011970 to 1979
  • 409Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.3%

Riley County marital status for males Riley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,419
  • One, attached: 2,135
  • Two: 2,448
  • 3 or 4: 1,173
  • 5 to 9: 3,872
  • 10 to 19: 3,514
  • 20 to 49: 1,832
  • 50 or more: 361
  • Mobile homes: 1,586

Housing units in Riley County with a mortgage: 7,543 (347 second mortgage, 553 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,877

Here:

70.0% with mortgage
State:

59.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Riley County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,14445
Mainline Protestant7,52222
Catholic5,9644
Other1,9799
Black Protestant3013
Orthodox251
None46,180-
Riley County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Riley County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Riley County:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 45
This county:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Riley County:

5.9%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Riley County:

26.4%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Riley County:

Average size of farms: 451 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $47,992
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $112.28
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,573
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $100,574
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.05
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.78%
Corn for grain: 4167 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 23439 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 18525 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10 acres

Earthquake activity:

Riley County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 579% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 196.2 miles away from Riley County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 257.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 221.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.3 miles away from Riley County center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 225.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4504, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding,landslides,and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4449, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: September 1, 2018 - September 8, 2018, FEMA Id: 4403, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2011 to June 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4010: July 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 4010, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 2010 to July 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1932: August 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1932, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1776: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1699: May 06, 2007, FEMA Id: 1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Riley County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Riley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 29,192 (73.9%)
  • Carpooled: 3,701 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 123 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 336 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 505 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 2,981 (7.5%)
  • Worked at home: 2,466 (6.2%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (21%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Ecuador (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Iraq (4%)
  • Pakistan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Riley County


  • German (18%)
  • American (9%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Riley County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 5,091 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,261 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 352 people in nursing homes
  • 239 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 177 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 78 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 44 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Riley County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 5,439 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,851 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 355 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 255 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $68,428.

14.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,583 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.43%
Kansas average:

6.44%


0.39% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,242 average AGI)
Riley County:

0.39%
Kansas average:

0.07%

6.59% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($17,993 average AGI)
7.45% relocated from other states ($22,348 average AGI)
Riley County:

7.45%
Kansas average:

3.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Geary County, KS  2.05% ($30,788 average AGI)
from Pottawatomie County, KS  0.84% ($62,412)
from Johnson County, KS  0.50% ($41,648)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.39% ($31,500)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.36% ($43,295)
from Saline County, KS  0.18% ($45,300)
from Dickinson County, KS  0.16% ($34,647)


19.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,406 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

19.88%
Kansas average:

7.12%


0.53% of residents moved to foreign countries ($937 average AGI)
Riley County:

0.53%
Kansas average:

0.09%

7.58% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($15,087 average AGI)
11.77% relocated to other states ($26,381 average AGI)
Riley County:

11.77%
Kansas average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Geary County, KS  1.95% ($33,137 average AGI)
to Pottawatomie County, KS  1.25% ($47,976)
to Johnson County, KS  1.01% ($40,408)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.54% ($38,712)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.49% ($52,772)
to Jackson County, MO  0.34% ($34,218)
to Bell County, TX  0.25% ($42,155)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5

Births per 1000 population in Riley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 4.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Riley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Riley County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Riley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Riley County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Riley County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Riley County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Riley County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Riley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,447 (4,778 aged, 669 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,459 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Riley County, Kansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (461)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (376)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (254)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (240)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (211)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (208)
  • Unspecified dementia (179)
  • Congestive heart failure (80)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (56)
  • Parkinson disease (21)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.59
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,052
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 192
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,782

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,359
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 522
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 38
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 106.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.3
  • Other - 43.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 73,703
  • In family households: 39,084 (7,737 male householders, 5,282 female householders)
    9,535 spouses, 13,693 children (11,937 natural, 397 adopted, 1,359 stepchildren), 106 grandchildren, 412 brothers or sisters, 534 parents, 474 other relatives, 1,311 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,791 (6,410 male householders (3,908 living alone)), 7,188 female householders (5,432 living alone)), 11,193 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,828

Size of family households: 6,594 2-persons, 2,490 3-persons, 2,714 4-persons, 802 5-persons, 419 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,340 1-person, 2,641 2-persons, 892 3-persons, 488 4-persons, 154 5-persons, 56 6-persons, 27 7-or-more-persons.

7,043 married couples with children.
4,004 single-parent households (1,616 men, 2,388 women).

87.6% of residents of Riley speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (51% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $377,409,000 ($5,984 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $130,477,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $111,043,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,814,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,080,000
Federal grants: $83,241,000
Federal procurement contracts: $102,660,000 ($93,239,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $29,570,000 ($11,296,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $74,345,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $22,984,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,991,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,784
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,591
Here:

25 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,498
Here:

+24 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -6,808
Here -108 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Riley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.49 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Riley County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Riley County, Kansas
  • 1,7482014 or later
  • 2,1992010 to 2013
  • 4,5352000 to 2009
  • 5,4701990 to 1999
  • 3,3651980 to 1989
  • 5,1951970 to 1979
  • 2,6621960 to 1969
  • 2,6051950 to 1959
  • 4791940 to 1949
  • 3,0821939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Riley County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Riley County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Riley County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 1533 rooms
  • 1,0454 rooms
  • 2,0685 rooms
  • 1,4446 rooms
  • 1,5657 rooms
  • 1,7378 rooms
  • 3,3999+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Riley County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Riley County, Kansas
  • 2,1831 room
  • 1,1542 rooms
  • 2,2133 rooms
  • 2,6714 rooms
  • 3,0875 rooms
  • 1,9656 rooms
  • 6457 rooms
  • 7448 rooms
  • 5359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Riley County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Riley County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Riley County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1041 bedroom
  • 1,5212 bedrooms
  • 5,4123 bedrooms
  • 2,9044 bedrooms
  • 1,4795+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Riley County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Riley County, Kansas
  • 2,220no bedroom
  • 3,4651 bedroom
  • 3,9312 bedrooms
  • 3,9873 bedrooms
  • 1,0624 bedrooms
  • 5325+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Riley County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Riley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Riley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 209no vehicle
  • 2,7561 vehicle
  • 4,8722 vehicles
  • 1,9263 vehicles
  • 1,0844 vehicles
  • 5735+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Riley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Riley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,742no vehicle
  • 6,5021 vehicle
  • 4,6892 vehicles
  • 1,3593 vehicles
  • 5114 vehicles
  • 3945+ vehicles

71.8% of Riley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Kansas.

Riley County:

71.8%
State average:

83.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 36,133
  • Other state: 31,429
  • Northeast: 1,972
  • Midwest: 11,100
  • South: 10,762
  • West: 7,595
Year householders moved into unit in Riley County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Riley County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 63.4%Utility gas
  • 21.7%Electricity
  • 11.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.2%Electricity
  • 39.1%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 274
Here:

5.2%
Kansas:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 169
Here:

8.3%
Kansas:

10.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 814
Here:

4.6%
Kansas:

13.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Riley County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,449,000
    Other: $1,207,000
    Sewerage: $37,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,754,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,987,000
    Health - Other: $4,892,000
    Regular Highways: $4,439,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,401,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,255,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,430,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,371,000
    Financial Administration: $1,084,000
    Correctional Institutions: $937,000
    General - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $477,000
    General Public Buildings: $316,000
    Water Utilities: $194,000
    Sewerage: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,131,000
    Housing and Community Development: $975,000
    Other: $905,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
    Sewerage: $7,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $6,639,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $19,757,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,486,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,332,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,328,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $349,000
    Special Assessments: $147,000
    General Revenue - Other: $139,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $78,000
    Sale of Property: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $707,000
    Local Fire Protection: $477,000
    Central Staff Services: $157,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,891,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $939,000
    Other: $11,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,330,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,219,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,213,000
    Other License: $905,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000
    Individual Income: $252,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,109,000

Riley County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,449,000
    Other: $1,207,000
    Sewerage: $37,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,754,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,987,000
    Health - Other: $4,892,000
    Regular Highways: $4,439,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,401,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,255,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,430,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,371,000
    Financial Administration: $1,084,000
    Correctional Institutions: $937,000
    General - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $477,000
    General Public Buildings: $316,000
    Water Utilities: $194,000
    Sewerage: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,131,000
    Housing and Community Development: $975,000
    Other: $905,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
    Sewerage: $7,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $6,639,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $19,757,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,486,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,332,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,328,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $349,000
    Special Assessments: $147,000
    General Revenue - Other: $139,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $78,000
    Sale of Property: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $707,000
    Local Fire Protection: $477,000
    Central Staff Services: $157,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,891,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $939,000
    Other: $11,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,330,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,219,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,213,000
    Other License: $905,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000
    Individual Income: $252,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,109,000

Riley County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,449,000
    Other: $1,207,000
    Sewerage: $37,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,754,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,987,000
    Health - Other: $4,892,000
    Regular Highways: $4,439,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,401,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,255,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,430,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,371,000
    Financial Administration: $1,084,000
    Correctional Institutions: $937,000
    General - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $477,000
    General Public Buildings: $316,000
    Water Utilities: $194,000
    Sewerage: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,131,000
    Housing and Community Development: $975,000
    Other: $905,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
    Sewerage: $7,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $6,639,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $19,757,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,486,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,332,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,328,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $349,000
    Special Assessments: $147,000
    General Revenue - Other: $139,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $78,000
    Sale of Property: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $707,000
    Local Fire Protection: $477,000
    Central Staff Services: $157,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,891,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $939,000
    Other: $11,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,330,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,219,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,213,000
    Other License: $905,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000
    Individual Income: $252,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,109,000

Riley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $2,449,000
    Other: $1,207,000
    Sewerage: $37,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,754,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $18,987,000
    Health - Other: $4,892,000
    Regular Highways: $4,439,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,401,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,255,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,430,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,371,000
    Financial Administration: $1,084,000
    Correctional Institutions: $937,000
    General - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $477,000
    General Public Buildings: $316,000
    Water Utilities: $194,000
    Sewerage: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,131,000
    Housing and Community Development: $975,000
    Other: $905,000
    General Local Government Support: $35,000
    Sewerage: $7,000
    Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $6,639,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $19,757,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,490,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,486,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,332,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,328,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $349,000
    Special Assessments: $147,000
    General Revenue - Other: $139,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $78,000
    Sale of Property: $22,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $707,000
    Local Fire Protection: $477,000
    Central Staff Services: $157,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,891,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $161,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $939,000
    Other: $11,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,330,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,219,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,213,000
    Other License: $905,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $371,000
    Individual Income: $252,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,109,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 453
  • Number of aged recipients: 31
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 422
  • Number of recipients under 18: 88
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 316
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 49
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 195
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 193
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED314$163,959392$145,0841,166$168,166132$88,93921$662,714289$158,63042$28,976
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$148,61532$163,46993$165,95714$62,2141$1,745,00014$149,2145$57,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED36$118,83361$1,770,033236$173,70326$62,7311$660,00022$4,727,63624$74,292
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN14$179,00031$130,129182$164,4019$132,2222$1,634,00020$107,7502$20,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$410,00038$158,5533$115,0000$02$55,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED99$183,17260$173,1832$114,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$157,4298$213,2500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$175,83310$176,4001$142,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$136,0007$155,4290$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$137,5001$243,0000$0
Most common first names in Riley County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18977.4 years
William18177.6 years
Mary16181.6 years
Charles12575.7 years
Robert12272.0 years
James11473.3 years
Helen10481.9 years
Ruth9883.4 years
George9780.1 years
Dorothy8980.8 years
Most common last names in Riley County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9678.3 years
Smith8276.5 years
Nelson6479.6 years
Miller5580.4 years
Anderson5078.6 years
Brown4878.4 years
Wilson4577.5 years
Jones3875.9 years
Peterson3579.3 years
Carlson3481.0 years
Businesses in Riley County, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture1
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's2Mazda1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins2New Balance3
Bath & Body Works1Nike9
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Olive Garden1
Blockbuster1Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panda Express1
Burger King4Panera Bread1
Caribou Coffee2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Clarion1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut3
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Curves1Quality1
DHL1Quiznos2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza2Rue211
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes1
FedEx7SONIC Drive-In2
Finish Line1Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel2
Ford1Staples1
GNC4Starbucks3
GameStop2Subway7
Gap1Super 81
H&R Block4T-Mobile5
Hilton1Taco Bell2
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us1
Home Depot1True Value2
Honda1U-Haul4
Hot Topic1U.S. Cellular2
Houlihan's1UPS11
IHOP1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Jimmy Jazz2Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Village Inn1
Kmart1Walgreens2
Kroger3Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2

Riley County on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"