Riley and Pottawatomie County Demographics

All values are estimates retrieved from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates . Since values are all estimates, a margin-of-error is in place and actual amounts may vary.

Population Totals

Year Population
2017 98,884
2016 97,946
2015 97,647
2014 96,816
2013 95,252
2012 93,547
2011 91,472
The map below shows population change in the state of Kansas by region from 2016 to 2017. While the data in this map is not shown at a county level, the percentage change at the regional level is still significant and visible. The only two regions in the state that gained population instead of losing it were the Northeast (increased by 0.45%) and the East Central (increased by 0.66%). These two regions specifically include the cities included in the Greater Manhattan Economic Partnership, showing favorable current growth (and potential future growth) through population change.
PPC

Educational Attainment

Percentage of High School Graduates or Higher

Year Riley County Pottawatomie County
2017 95.9% 94.7%
2016 95.6% 95.4%
2015 95.1% 95.7%
2014 95.2% 95.9%
2013 96.1% 93.5%
2012 95.4% 92.7%
2011 96.0% 91.9%

Percentage with Bachelor's Degree or Higher

Year Riley County Pottawatomie County
2017 45.5% 33.5%
2016 46.0% 32.0%
2015 44.9% 32.2%
2014 45.5% 30.0%
2013 43.7% 28.4%
2012 44.9% 27.3%
2011 45.7% 28.3%

Total Housing Units

Year Total Houses Occupied Vacant
2017 39,595 35,196 4,399
2016 38,903 34,908 3,995
2015 38,475 34,659 3,816
2014 37,925 34,271 3,654
2013 37,389 33,896 3,520
2012 36,900 33,619 3,281
2011 36,408 33,253  

Median Age

Year Riley County Pottawatomie County
2017 35.0 35.0
2016 34.8 34.8
2015 34.7 34.7
2014 34.5 34.5
2013 34.7 34.7
2012 35.1 35.1

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey (Retrieved July, 2019)