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Riley, KS

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About Riley, KS

Riley, KS is located in Riley County in the state of Kansas.

The total City Population for Riley is about 1,194 with about 961 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $152,571, which is roughly 31% higher than the Average Home Value of $105,672 for the state of Kansas, and roughly 19% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $70,083, which is roughly 22% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $54,472 for the state of Kansas, and roughly 18% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Riley Population 1,194
Average Home Value $152,571
Median Household Income $70,083
Median Age 35.9
Unemployment Rate 1%
Politics 50.71% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.62
Male Population Estimate: 49.8%
Female Population Estimate: 50.2%
Median Age: 35.9
Male Median Age: 35.7
Female Median Age: 37.3

Racial Demographic Estimates



Riley County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Jerry Moran
U.S. Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
Roger Marshall
U.S. Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
Laura Kelly
State governor
Laura Kelly
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 50.71%
Republican: 46.12%
Libertarian: 3.16%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Riley specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Riley County: About 2.11017 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Riley County: About 259.151 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Riley County is about 47% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 10% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Riley is about 1%.

Kansas is ranked #46 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 21.44 out of 100.

46th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 8.82

The average living wage for the state of Kansas is $30.66/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Kansas a minimum wage score of 9.33 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Kansas a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Kansas is $160.23, resulting in a UI benefit score of 16.79 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Kansas does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Kansas does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Kansas does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Kansas does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Kansas does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Kansas does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Kansas does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Kansas does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Kansas does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Kansas does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Kansas does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Kansas does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Kansas does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Kansas does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Kansas does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Kansas does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Kansas does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Kansas does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Kansas does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Kansas does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 66531
Latitude: 39.299000
Longitude: -96.827700
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 1322.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 785