Riley County is located in northeast Kansas. The County Seat is Manhattan and the largest city is Manhattan. The Official Web Site is located at http://rileycountyks.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 75,194 and the 2010 census population was 71,131. The land area is 609.77 square miles and there are 116.6 persons per square mile.
84.5% of the population is White, 6.9% is Black or African American, 7.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.4% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.2% is two or more races. 95.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 45% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $170,400, there are 25,895 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,948, the median household income is $43,962, and 23.2% of the persons in Riley County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,595. Retail sales (in $1000) were $728,603, and sales per capita were $10,498. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.7%.
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