Riley County, Kansas Population 2020

Riley County, Kansas's estimated population is 73,982 with a growth rate of -1.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Riley County, Kansas is the 7th largest county in Kansas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201873,703-279-0.38%
201773,982-1,181-1.57%
201675,163-1,986-2.57%
201577,1496640.87%
201476,485-451-0.59%
201376,936-563-0.73%
201277,4994,0805.56%
201173,4191,8662.61%
201071,5534,4146.57%
199067,1393,6345.72%
198063,5056,71711.83%
197056,78814,87435.49%
196041,9148,50925.47%
195033,40512,78862.03%
194020,6177353.70%
193019,882-768-3.72%
192020,6504,86730.84%
191015,7831,95514.14%
190013,8286454.89%
189013,1832,75326.40%
188010,4305,325104.31%
18705,1053,881317.08%
18601,2240.00%

How Many People Live in Riley County, Kansas?

73,982

Riley County, Kansas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,92682.24%
Black or African American4,7516.31%
Asian3,7524.98%
Two or More Races3,1294.16%
Some Other Race1,2361.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native3300.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1720.23%

Riley County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2020

Riley County, Kansas Median Age

25.1


Total

24.7


Male

26.1


Female

Riley County, Kansas Adults

There are 62,755 adults, (6,478 of whom are seniors) in Riley County, Kansas.

Riley County, Kansas Age Dependency

33.8

Age Dependency Ratio

11.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Riley County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

35,387

47.00%

Male

39,909

53.00%

Riley County, Kansas Households and Families

Riley County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Riley County, Kansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.3%35.7%
All42.4%57.6%
Male36.2%63.8%
Female27.9%72.1%
Non Family24.9%75.1%

42.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,6482.4642.4
Non Family12,4341.8324.9
Married11,4932.9664.3
Female1,8983.1127.9
Male8233.3736.2

2.93

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Riley County, Kansas Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5421.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,0592.80%
High School Graduate7,01318.53%
Some College8,90023.52%
Associates Degree2,9257.73%
Bachelors Degree9,51625.15%
Graduate Degree7,88720.84%

Riley County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,87128,98114,477
Hispanic2,8812,419750
Black2,3262,212591
Asian1,9031,7961,302
Other Race860705226
Multiple Races849839239
Native American18217574
Islander372614

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 98.82%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,064$40,599$30,954
Less Than High School$20,791$25,361$12,888
High School Grad$30,020$31,212$23,714
Some College$31,405$34,817$24,725
Bachelors Degree$41,641$49,035$34,530
Graduate Degree$53,939$65,789$46,853

$36,064

Average Earnings

$40,599

Average Male

$30,954

Average Female

Riley County, Kansas Language

Riley County, Kansas Language by Age

Riley County, Kansas Language

88.16% of Riley County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 11.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.53% of the population.

Riley County, Kansas Poverty

Riley County, Kansas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White50,89310,64420.91%
Hispanic5,2571,28124.37%
Asian3,36794928.19%
Black3,71872519.50%
Multiple2,50561924.71%
Other1,23647738.59%
Native2969632.43%
Islander603660.00%

21.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.05%

Male Poverty Rate

23.24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riley County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riley County, Kansas is Islander, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riley County, Kansas is Black, with 19.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.94%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.03%
Some College12.99%
High School11.03%
Bachelors or Greater4.30%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed48.05%
Female Employed23.77%
Female Unemployed19.92%
Male Employed16.87%

Riley County, Kansas Income

Riley County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,910$69,145
Families$69,986$93,818
Married Families$84,055-
Non Families$31,618$39,618

Riley County, Kansas Marital Status

Riley County, Kansas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Riley County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Riley County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Riley County, Kansas Veterans

5,218

Number of Veterans

4,494

Male Veterans

724

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,918
First Gulf War1,480
Vietnam1,044
Korea297
World War II130
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,4629.32%
Black43516.95%
Hispanic39210.51%
2 or More18911.62%
Asian772.48%
Other343.73%
Indian218.27%

$Riley County, Kansas Veterans by Education

7.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riley County, Kansas Employment Status

70.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Riley County, Kansas Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

46.74%

Born in Kansas

91.05%

Native Born

8.95%

Foreign Born

6.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.05% of Riley County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 46.74% having been born in Kansas. 6.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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