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Riley, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Riley had a population of 1,029 as of July 1, 2017. Riley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riley is located at latitude 39.299 and longitude -96.8276 in Riley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,289 feet.

The City of Riley (GNIS ID: 2396376) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Riley is located within Township of Madison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Riley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riley: Riley Center, Riley Centre.

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Riley, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,029
Daytime Population: Workers 193
Daytime Population: Residents 488
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 681
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 1,029
Population in Familes 874
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,122
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $59,296
Average Household Income $68,325
Per Capita Income $25,815


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $125,721
Average Home Value $163,844


Total Households 397
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 284
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 1.29%
Households 1.28% 1.28%
Families 1.77% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Riley, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riley to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 197 71st
Population Density # 34 95th
Diversity Index # 442 34th
Median Household Income # 107 84th
Per Capita Income # 344 49th

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