Riley is a city in Riley County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 939.
Riley is located at 39°17′53″N 96°49′38″W / 39.29806°N 96.82722°W / 39.29806; -96.82722 (39.298179, -96.827097). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km), all of it land.
Riley is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the 2010 census, there were 939 people, 363 households, and 251 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,956.3 inhabitants per square mile (755.3/km). There were 406 housing units at an average density of 845.8 per square mile (326.6/km). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.6% African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.
There were 363 households of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.15.
The median age in the city was 34 years. 29.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.1% male and 49.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 886 people, 337 households, and 241 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,170.5 people per square mile (834.4/km²). There were 376 housing units at an average density of 921.1 per square mile (354.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.13% White, 0.79% African American, 2.37% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 1.24% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.
There were 337 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the city, the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,794, and the median income for a family was $37,955. Males had a median income of $26,528 versus $19,318 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,164. About 8.7% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.0% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.
Riley Kansas neighborhoods include: Custer Hill, Kansas Ave/ Main St., Wildcat Township