Housing Data

From apartments to single-family suburban homes, to rural ranches, the Greater Manhattan Area offers a wide range of housing options. Much housing is located within close proximity to employment and recreation centers.

Number of Units

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
  2011 Estimate 2012 Estimate 2013 Estimate 2014 Estimate 2015 Estimate 2016 Estimate 2017 Estimate
Riley County 28,784 29,253 29,638 29,898 30,131 30,970 31,208
Pottawatomie County 8,568 8,622 8,694 8,842 8,918 9,066 9,297

Housing Statistics (2017 Estimate)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
  Riley County Pottawatomie County
Total Housing Units 30,298 9,297
Occupied Housing Units 26,686 8,510
Total Vacant Units 3,612 787
Homeowner Vacancy Rate 0.8% 1.9%
Renter Vacancy Rate 10.5% 5.1%

Owner-Occupied Housing (2017 Estimate)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
  Owner-occupied Units Median Value of Units
Riley County 11,284 $189,200
Pottawatomie County 6,668 $169,300

Renter-Occupied Housing (2017 Estimate)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
  Occupied units paying rent Median Gross Rent
Riley County 14,697 $937
Pottawatomie County 1,786 $779

Mean Renter Wage

Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017 (Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition, Out of Reach 2018)
Riley County $11.23
Pottawatomie County $11.94

Fair Market Rents

Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017 (Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition, Out of Reach 2018)
  Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom
Fair Market Rents - Riley County $762 $767 $1,014 $1,463 $1,779
Fair Market Rents - Pottawatomie County $762
(All Identical)
$767 $1,014 $1,463 $1,779
Housing Wage - Riley County $14.65 $14.75 $19.50 $28.13 $34.21
Housing Wage - Pottawatomie County $14.65
(All Identical)
$14.75 $19.50 $28.13 $34.21
No. of Hours Needed to Afford Fair Market Rent- Riley County 52 53 69 100 122
No. of Hours Needed to Afford Fair Market Rent- Pott County 49 49 65 94 115

Typology of Housing in Riley County

Riley Houses

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

Typology of Housing in Pottawatomie County

Pott House

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

Housing Stock Built per Decade

House Age

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

Number of Housing Units (from 1960)

Housing Linear Years

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