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Riley is a city in Riley County, in the Manhattan metro area.
The community was named for the Riley County, which was named for Fort Riley, which was named for Gen. Bennet C. Riley
The latitude of Riley is 39.298N. The longitude is -96.83W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,289 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 884.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Riley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riley County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66531 ZIP code.
32% of Riley residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Riley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Riley was $15,164, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Riley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Riley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $293. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.
Riley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Riley political report.
The average commute time for Riley workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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