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.

Housing Statistics

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017
  Riley County Pottawatomie County
Total Housing Units 28,212 8,626
Occupied Housing Units 25,796 7,878
Total Vacant Units 2,416 748
Homeowner Vacancy Rate 1.2% 2.2%
Renter Vacancy Rate 9.1% 9.2%
Owned to Rented Ratio Owned: 10,793 Rented: 15,003 Owned: 6,202 Rented: 1,676

Owner-Occupied Housing

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017
  Number of Units Home Owner Vacancy Rate Median Value of Units
Riley County 11,099 1.5% $184,500
Pottawatomie County 6,489 2.1% $165,900

Renter-Occupied Housing

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017
  Total Units Percent of Units Renter-Occupied Rental Vacancy Rate Median Gross Rent
Riley County 15,445 58.2% 9.2% $905
Pottawatomie County 1,875 22.4% 5.3% $745

Mean Renter Wage

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017
Riley County $11.23
Pottawatomie County $11.94

Fair Market Rents

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017
  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
Number of Hours Needed to Afford Fair Market Rent - Riley County 52 53 69 100 122
Number of Hours Needed to Afford Fair Market Rent - Pottawatomie County 49 49 65 94 115

Number of Units

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017
  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 8,718 8,782 8,902 9,038 9,232 9,404 9,644
Typology of Housing in Riley County
Housing Stock Built per Decade
Number of Housing Units 1960-2010 graph Riley County
Number of Housing Units 2010-2016 graph Riley County