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Riley County, Kansas

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Riley County (standard abbreviation: RL) is a county located in the state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population is 62,843. The county seat is at Manhattan.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,611 km² (622 mi²). 1,579 km² (610 mi²) of it is land and 32 km² (13 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.02% water.

Adjacent counties

See also: List of counties in Kansas

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there are 62,843 people, 22,137 households, and 12,263 families residing in the county. The population density is 40/km² (103/mi²). There are 23,397 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (38/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 84.78% White, 6.88% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 3.22% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 2.43% from two or more races. 4.57% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 22,137 households out of which 27.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.20% are married couples living together, 6.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 44.60% are non-families. 27.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the county the population is spread out with 18.80% under the age of 18, 34.50% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 13.30% from 45 to 64, and 7.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 114.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,042, and the median income for a family is $46,489. Males have a median income of $26,856 versus $23,835 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,349. 20.60% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.20% of those under the age of 18 and 6.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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Unified school districts

  • Riley County USD 378
  • Manhattan USD 383
  • Blue Valley USD 384

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