Riley County, KS

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2020 Population
74,059
1.33% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
25.1
0.803% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
22.7%
1.58% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$51,098
0.215% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$205,900
2.44% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
36,863
1.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Riley County, KS had a population of 74.1k people with a median age of 25.1 and a median household income of $51,098. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Riley County, KS declined from 75,056 to 74,059, a −1.33% decrease and its median household income declined from $51,208 to $51,098, a −0.215% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Riley County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.19%), White (Hispanic) (5.67%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.95%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.71%).

None of the households in Riley County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.1% of the residents in Riley County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Riley County, KS are Kansas State University (6,236 degrees awarded in 2020), Manhattan Area Technical College (383 degrees), and Bellus Academy (122 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Riley County, KS was $205,900, and the homeownership rate was 43.6%.

Most people in Riley County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15 minutes. The average car ownership in Riley County, KS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Riley County, KS is home to a population of 74.1k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.33% of Riley County, KS residents were born outside of the country (5.43k people).

In 2020, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (56.4k people) in Riley County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2020 Citizenship
94.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.1% of Riley County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Riley County, KS was 94.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Riley County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    56.4k ± 202
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.58k ± 370
  3. White (Hispanic)
    4.2k ± 344
8.36%
Hispanic Population
6.19k people

In 2020, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (56.4k people) in Riley County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.58k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.36% of the people in Riley County, KS are hispanic (6.19k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Riley County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,530 ± 6,952 people
  2. India
    13,550 ± 2,851 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,869 ± 2,555 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,530 Kansas residents, followed by India with 13,550 and Vietnam with 10,869.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.33%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.43k people
8.11%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.08k people

As of 2020, 7.33% of Riley County, KS residents (5.43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Riley County, KS was 8.11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,505 ± 429
  2. Vietnam
    1,081 ± 217
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    607 ± 170

Riley County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Riley County, KS employs 36.9k people. The largest industries in Riley County, KS are Educational Services (10,202 people), Retail Trade (4,201 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,982 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($42,716), Utilities ($42,663), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($38,250).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,975. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

36.9k
2020 Value
± 1,579
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 5.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Riley County, KS grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 36.4k employees to 36.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Riley County, KS, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,935 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,419 people), and Management Occupations (3,316 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Riley County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

36.9k
2020 Value
± 1,579
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 5.72%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Riley County, KS grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 36.4k employees to 36.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Riley County, KS, are Educational Services (10,202 people), Retail Trade (4,201 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,982 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Riley County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Riley County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$29,883
Median earning men ± $1,808
$20,408
Median earning women ± $1,765

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,284), Wholesale Trade ($43,295), and Public Administration ($43,286).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($40,833), Manufacturing ($31,786), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($31,589).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 777
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 546
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 325
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $359k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $215k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $101k
    Retail Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $20.2B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $13.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($16.7B) and Live animals/fish ($13.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $20.1B
  2. $14.7B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $20.1B, followed by Nebraska with $14.7B and Texas and $14.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Riley County, KS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.16%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Riley County, KS awarded 6,786 degrees. The student population of Riley County, KS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 10,642 male students and 11,379 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Riley County, KS are White (5,223 and 81.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (473 and 7.41%), Two or More Races (220 and 3.45%), and Black or African American (215 and 3.37%).

The largest universities in Riley County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Kansas State University (6,236 and 91.9%), Manhattan Area Technical College (383 and 5.64%), and Bellus Academy (122 and 1.8%).

The most popular majors in Riley County, KS are Elementary Education & Teaching (286 and 4.21%), General Animal Sciences (253 and 3.73%), and General Business Administration & Management (233 and 3.43%).

The median tuition costs in Riley County, KS are $16,350 for private four year colleges, and $9,375 and $25,251 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Riley County, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 93.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 22,021 (48.3% men and 51.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 22,021 students enrolled in Riley County, KS, 48.3% men and 51.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,874 records, of which 52.3% were women and 47.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 225 degree-majors awarded
  2. 216 degree-majors awarded
  3. 180 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Riley County, KS was General Animal Sciences with 225 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Riley County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,236 degrees awarded
  2. 383 degrees awarded
  3. 122 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kansas State University with 6,236 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,131 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Riley County, KS, which is 0.857 times less than the 3,655 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,223 degrees mean that there were 11 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 473 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,350) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.659% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (593k), Some college (554k), and Bachelors Degree (440k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Riley County, KS was $205,900 in 2020, which is 0.896 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $201,000 to $205,900, a 2.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Riley County, KS is 43.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Riley County, KS have an average commute time of 15 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Riley County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Riley County, KS is $51,098. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Riley County, KS was Census Tract 13.01 with a value of $84,917, followed by Census Tract 13.02 and Census Tract 3.04, with respective values of $79,115 and $55,276.

In 2021, 20.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Riley County, KS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.25%.

Property

$205,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,798
$11,709
Median Property Taxes
±$752

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Riley County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Riley County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

43.6%
Homeownership
2020
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 43.6% of the housing units in Riley County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 13.01
  2. Census Tract 13.02
  3. Census Tract 3.04

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Riley County, KS was Census Tract 13.01 with a value of $84,917, followed by Census Tract 13.02 and Census Tract 3.04, with respective values of $79,115 and $55,276.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Riley County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,098
Median Household Income
± $2,497
26.9k
Number of Households
± 1,256

In 2020, the median household income of the 26.9k households in Riley County, KS declined from $51,098 from the previous year's value of $51,208.

The following chart displays the households in Riley County, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Riley County, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (70.4%)
  2. Walked (9.95%)
  3. Carpooled (9.66%)

In 2020, 70.4% of workers in Riley County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.95%) and those who carpooled to work (9.66%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Riley County, KS have a shorter commute time (15 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.706% of the workforce in Riley County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Riley County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Riley County, KS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 20.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Riley County, KS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.25%.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Riley County, KS (14.6k out of 64.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Riley County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 13.3% of the children was living in poverty in Riley County, KS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 259 in Riley County, KS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 21.6 per 100,000 population.

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94% of the population of Riley County, KS has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 8.12% on Medicaid, 5.88% on Medicare, 20.2% on non-group plans, and 9.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kansas was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Riley County, KS see 1474 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.38% increase from the previous year (1454 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1614 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 419 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,474 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Riley County, KS

Primary care physicians in Riley County, KS see an average of 1,474 patients per year. This represents a 1.38% increase from the previous year (1,454 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Riley County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 42.6% between 18 and 34 years, 26.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.64% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.98%
Uninsured
50.5%
Employer Coverage
8.12%
Medicaid
5.88%
Medicare
20.2%
Non-Group
9.33%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Riley County, KS grew by 1.18% from 5.91% to 5.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Riley County, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.8 in Riley County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.9% in Riley County, KS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.21% in Riley County, KS.

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