Riley County Demographics

Median Income

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a household consists of all people who occupy a housing unit regardless of relationship. A household may consist of a person living alone or multiple unrelated individuals or families living together. A family consists of two or more people (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption residing in the same housing unit. Tables below show the median household and family income in Riley County from 2012 to 2017. Median family income is typically higher than median household income because of the composition of households. 

Median Household Income

2017 $48,428
2016 $46,609
2015 $44,437
2014 $44,522
2013 $43,962
2012 $43,364

Median Family Income

2017 $66,149
2016 $66,083
2015 $64,906
2014 $63,807
2013 $63,634
2012 $63,921

Source: The U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Population

The population of Riley County, KS is 76.9% White Alone, 8.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 6.25% Black or African American Alone. 9.19% of the people in Riley County, KS speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

Year Population
2017 75,696
2016 75,026
2015 75,022
2014 74,478
2013 73,243
2012 71,927

Source: The U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Age

Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups - that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population.

Median Age

Year Median Age (Years)
2017 24.9
2016 24.9
2015 24.7
2014 24.6
2013 24.5
2012 24.3

Source: The U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

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Pyramid

Educational Attainment

Percentage of High School Graduates or Higher

2017 95.9%
2016 95.6%
2015 95.1%
2014 95.2%
2013 95.4%
2012 95.4%

Percentage of Bachelor's Degrees or Higher

2017 45.5%
2016 46.0%
2015 44.9%
2014 45.5%
2013 45.0%
2012 45.4%

Source: The U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Housing

Year Total Housing Units Occupied Vacant
2017 30,298 26,686 3,612
2016 29,837 26,544 3,923
2015 29,557 26,467 3,090
2014 29,083 26,162 2,921
2013 28,695 25,895 2,800
2012 28,278 25,711 2,561

Source: The U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Riley County Sales Tax Rates (by city)

Jurisdiction Tax Rate Effective Date
Riley County 7.50% 07/01/15
Leonardville 8.50% 07/01/15
Manhattan (Riley Co.) 8.95% 04/01/17
Manhattan Blueville Addition TDD* 9.45% 04/01/17
Manhattan Flint Hills Discovery Center STAR N* 8.95% 04/01/17
Manhattan Flint Hills Discovery Center STAR S* 8.95% 04/01/17
Manhattan Flint Hills South TDD* 9.45% 04/01/17
Manhattan McD's Addition TDD* 9.45% 04/01/17
Manhattan Marketplace TDD* 9.45% 04/01/17
Ogden 8.50% 07/01/15
Randolph 8.50% 07/01/15
Riley 8.50% 07/01/15

2017 Kansas Statistical Abstract (Source: Kansas Department of Revenue, Local Sales Tax Information)

Additional Population Demographics


  • Statewide population ranking: 7th (out of 105 total KS counties)
  • 4.3% overall population growth from 2010 Census to 2017.