Fort Riley (CDP), Kansas

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Fort Riley, Kansas
Fort Riley North
Census-designated place
Location within Riley County and Kansas
Location within Riley County and Kansas
Coordinates: 39°5′18″N 96°48′51″W / 39.08833°N 96.81417°W / 39.08833; -96.81417Coordinates: 39°5′18″N 96°48′51″W / 39.08833°N 96.81417°W / 39.08833; -96.81417
Country United States
State Kansas
Counties Riley, Geary
 • Total 5.05 sq mi (13.07 km2)
 • Land 5.03 sq mi (13.04 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 1,210 ft (370 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,761
 • Density 1,500/sq mi (590/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 20-23975 [1]

Fort Riley is a census-designated place (CDP) that covers part of Fort Riley, a US Army installation in Geary and Riley counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. The population was 7,761 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 8,114 at the 2000 census, at which time the CDP was known as Fort Riley North.


The area is more commonly known as "Custer Hill".[citation needed]


The Fort Riley CDP is located primarily in southern Riley County at 39°5′18″N 96°48′51″W / 39.08833°N 96.81417°W / 39.08833; -96.81417 (39.088222, -96.814092).[2] A small portion of the CDP crosses the county line south into Geary County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13.1 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.17%, is water.[1] It is 6 miles (10 km) north of Junction City and 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Manhattan, Kansas.


Fort Riley is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 8,114 people, 1,305 households, and 1,277 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 613.1/km² (1,586.7/mi²). There were 1,335 housing units at an average density of 100.9/km² (261.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 60.0% White, 24.6% African American, 1.2% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 6.3% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.0% of the population.

There were 1,305 households out of which 84.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 89.0% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2.1% were non-families. 1.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.79 and the average family size was 3.82.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 36.4% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 0.6% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 194.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 260.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,225, and the median income for a family was $28,952. Males had a median income of $17,439 versus $17,243 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $11,171. About 10.5% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fort Riley CDP, Kansas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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