Riley County, Kansas Population 2022

Riley County, Kansas's estimated population is 72,792 with a growth rate of -0.66% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Riley County, Kansas is the 8th largest county in Kansas. The 2010 Population was 71,551 and has seen a growth of 1.73% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18601,2240.00%
18705,1053,881317.08%
188010,4305,325104.31%
189013,1832,75326.40%
190013,8286454.89%
191015,7831,95514.14%
192020,6504,86730.84%
193019,882-768-3.72%
194020,6177353.70%
195033,40512,78862.03%
196041,9148,50925.47%
197056,78814,87435.49%
198063,5056,71711.83%
199067,1393,6345.72%
201071,5514,4126.57%
201173,4241,8732.62%
201277,4974,0735.55%
201376,923-574-0.74%
201476,479-444-0.58%
201577,1857060.92%
201675,172-2,013-2.61%
201773,977-1,195-1.59%
201874,7127350.99%
201974,232-480-0.64%
202073,752-480-0.65%
202173,272-480-0.65%
202272,792-480-0.66%
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Riley County, Kansas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White60,58681.81%
Black or African American4,6376.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native2760.37%
Asian3,7705.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1510.20%
Some Other Race9511.28%
Two or More Races3,6884.98%
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Riley County, Kansas Population by Race

Riley County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2022

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Riley County, Kansas Median Age

25.4


Total

24.7


Male

26.6


Female

Riley County, Kansas Adults

There are 61,875 adults, (6,846 of whom are seniors) in Riley County, Kansas.

Riley County, Kansas Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

12.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Riley County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

34,964

47.21%

Male

39,095

52.79%

Riley County, Kansas Population by Age

Riley County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Riley County, Kansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.5%33.5%
Male45%55%
All43.6%56.4%
Female28.5%71.5%
Non Family25.2%74.8%

43.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Riley County, Kansas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,8782.3943.6
Married11,1782.9366.5
Male1,3502.9945
Female1,7953.0728.5
Non Family12,5551.7525.2

2.86

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Riley County, Kansas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4331.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,0032.67%
High School Graduate6,17716.42%
Some College8,81023.42%
Associates Degree3,4349.13%
Bachelors Degree9,65125.65%
Graduate Degree8,11121.56%
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Riley County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riley County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,9661,9051,441
White29,68729,03114,755
2+ Races857820304
Hispanic2,9602,393771
Islander979725
Black2,0681,953498
Other Race540417128
Native American17317334

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 73.30%.

Riley County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,188$40,627$35,622
Less Than 9th Grade$22,253$27,797$14,158
High School Graduate$28,390$31,099$22,452
Some College$34,233$36,483$30,908
Bachelors Degree$44,245$49,994$39,614
Graduate Degree$51,632$62,273$48,191

$38,188

Average Earnings

$40,627

Average Male

$35,622

Average Female

Riley County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riley County, Kansas Language by Age

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Riley County, Kansas Language

90.21% of Riley County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 9.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.75% of the population.

Riley County, Kansas Language

Riley County, Kansas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple2,9291,17640.15%
Asian3,3881,15834.18%
Hispanic5,1001,44628.35%
Islander1313627.48%
Black3,6961,01527.46%
White49,70710,32920.78%
Native2705319.63%
Other283NaN%

22.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.78%

Male Poverty Rate

23.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riley County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riley County, Kansas is Multiple, with 40.15% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.88%.

Riley County, Kansas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.86%
High School12.92%
Some College12.55%
Bachelors or Greater5.61%

Riley County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed17.69%
Male Unemployed48.62%
Female Employed24.09%
Female Unemployed26.80%

Riley County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riley County, Kansas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,098$71,897
Families$71,550$96,869
Married Families$85,102-
Non Families$35,043$41,631
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Income by Household Type

Riley County, Kansas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Riley County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Riley County, Kansas Marital Status

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4,980

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,505
First Gulf War1,608
Vietnam1,243
Korea316
World War II89

Riley County, Kansas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,478
35 to 541,025
55 to 64774
65 to 74896
75+807

Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1508.78%
Black59121.19%
Native American31.43%
Asian732.67%
Islander3832.48%
Other Race30.43%
2+ Races1225.98%
Hispanic3018.20%

Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Education

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10.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Education

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71.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Riley County, Kansas Employment by Age

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Riley County, Kansas Employment by Race

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Riley County, Kansas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.12%

Born in Riley County, Kansas

92.67%

Native Born

7.33%

Foreign Born

4.88%

Non Citizen

2.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.67% of Riley County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 47.12% having been born in Kansas. 4.88% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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