Riley County KS Information


Riley County Subdivisions

Riley County KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 77,138
Population in Households 67,990
Population in Familes 44,645
Population in Group Qrtrs 9,148
Population Density1 127
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 28,180
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 15,230
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 31,061 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,219 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,961 (54.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,881 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $190,235
Average Home Value $223,596


Median Household Income $44,250
Average Household Income $62,575
Per Capita Income $24,340
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.31% 0.98%
Households 1.42% 1.07%
Families 1.34% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Riley County KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riley County to the other 105 counties and county equivalents in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 94th
Population Density1 # 7 94th
Diversity Index2 # 19 83rd
Median Household Income # 66 38th
Per Capita Income # 64 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.