Riley County, Kansas Population 2024

69,626

Riley County, Kansas's estimated 2024 population is 69,626 with a growth rate of -1.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Riley County, Kansas is the 7th largest county in Kansas. The 2010 population was 71,557 and has seen a growth of -2.7% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202965,921-741-1.11%
202866,662-741-1.1%
202767,403-741-1.09%
202668,144-741-1.08%
202568,885-741-1.06%
202469,626-741-1.05%
202370,367-741-1.04%
202271,108-741-1.03%
202171,849-164-0.23%
202072,013-749-1.03%
201972,762-2,064-2.76%
201874,8266970.94%
201774,129-1,245-1.65%
201675,374-1,919-2.48%
201577,2937230.94%
201476,570-426-0.55%
201376,996-549-0.71%
201277,5454,0965.58%
201173,4491,8922.64%
201071,557
199067,1393,6345.72%
198063,5056,71711.83%
197056,78814,87435.49%
196041,9148,50925.47%
195033,40512,78862.03%
194020,6177353.7%
193019,882-768-3.72%
192020,6504,86730.84%
191015,7831,95514.14%
190013,8286454.89%
189013,1832,75326.4%
188010,4305,325104.31%
18705,1053,881317.08%
18601,224-64,697-98.14%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.05% (-741)
County Website
Riley County
State
Kansas
County Seat
2010 Population
71,557
Area
610 mi²
Density
114 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.7% (-1,931)
Founded
August 25, 1855

Riley County, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White57,29879.46%
Two or more races4,9656.89%
Black or African American4,5916.37%
Asian3,1954.43%
Other race1,3031.81%
Native American5710.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1820.25%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Riley County, Kansas Population by Race

Riley County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2024

Riley County, Kansas Median Age

24.9

Total

24.6

Male

25.7

Female

Riley County, Kansas Adults

There are 60,624 adults, (6,904 of whom are seniors) in Riley County, Kansas.

Riley County, Kansas Age Dependency

34.2

Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Riley County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female33,60346.6%
Male38,50253.4%

Riley County, Kansas Population by Age

Riley County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All26,7652.284456
Non Family13,1381.6226.273.8
Married10,8362.968.531.5
Female1,7673.0730.669.4
Male1,0242.9337.862.2
showing: 5 rows

2.85

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

44.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Riley County, Kansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Riley County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riley County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.36%.

Riley County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,020

Average Earnings

$47,250

Average Male

$39,243

Average Female

Riley County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riley County, Kansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Riley County, Kansas Language

91.54% of Riley County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 8.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4% of the population.

Riley County, Kansas Language

Riley County, Kansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White46,5079,87121.22%
Hispanic5,1821,44027.79%
Black3,4001,13133.26%
Multiple4,3411,07524.76%
Asian2,86687530.53%
Other1,23738230.88%
Native51812223.55%
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22.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.9%

Male Poverty Rate

23.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riley County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riley County, Kansas is Black, with 33.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riley County, Kansas is White, with 21.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.3%.

Riley County, Kansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.07%
High School15.77%
Some College10.86%
Bachelors or Greater5.85%
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Riley County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed46.56%
Female Unemployed28.91%
Female Employed21.89%
Male Employed17.89%
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Riley County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riley County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Riley County, Kansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Riley County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Riley County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Riley County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Riley County, Kansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,470

Number of Veterans

3,516

Male Veterans

954

Female Veterans

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Riley County, Kansas Veterans by War

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Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Age

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Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Riley County, Kansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Riley County, Kansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Riley County, Kansas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

47.58%

Born in Riley County, Kansas

93.13%

Native Born

6.87%

Foreign Born

4.55%

Non Citizen

2.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.13% of Riley County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 47.58% having been born in Kansas. 4.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Riley County, Kansas Place of Birth

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