Riley, Kansas

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Comparative Profile of Riley, Kansas

Comparing Riley to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 2
Age of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 8
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 7
Short Commute Times 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
People Living Alone 4 3
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Riley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles W of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles N of Wichita, Kansas
County Riley
Standard Zip Codes 66531
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.298
Longitude -96.83

Riley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Station WAMEGO
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Riley Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 886 100%
Male 432 48.8%
Female 454 51.2%
Under 18 277 31.3%
18+ 609 68.7%
65+ 98 11.1%
Median Age 33.1
Average Family Size 3.16
White 834 94.1%
African-American 7 0.8%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 2.4%
Other 11 1.2%
Mixed Race 10 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.7%

Estimated Riley Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 692
Growth -194
Growth % -21.9%

Riley Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.6%
US/American 14.9%
English 9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8%
Swedish 7.6%
Dutch 5.4%
Irish 5.3%
European 3.7%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Norwegian 1.9%
Scottish 1.7%
Swiss 1.6%
British 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
African 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Slavic 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Riley 886 $37,955
Green 147 $29,167
Leonardville 398 $38,750
Milford 502 $40,000
Ogden 1,762 $31,375
Randolph 175 $50,313
Wakefield 838 $50,526
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Riley High Schools (2004)

Serves 240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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