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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A+
Riley County is located in Kansas with a population of 75,696. Riley County is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Riley County offers residents a rural feel and most residents rent their homes. In Riley County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Riley County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Riley County are highly rated.
Population
75,696

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Riley County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    33%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

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