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Welcome to Riley ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Riley has a population of 952 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Riley.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Riley: Named for Bennet C. Riley (1787-1853), a General during the Mexican-American War.
The city of Riley was previously named Riley Center. Going back to its beginning, Riley was originally named Union. For more information about the names of Riley, see The Names of Riley on our Genealogy Page.
The community of Riley is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Riley lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Riley: (785)
The ZIP code for Riley: 66531<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Riley had an population of 952 people. This is an increase of 1.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.45% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Riley had a population of 939 people. This makes Riley the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Riley represents 0.03% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 204th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 939 people, the population of Riley increased 5.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 886 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Riley.
Adding Riley to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Riley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Riley was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Riley on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Riley on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Riley ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Riley - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Riley.
Communities near Riley ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Riley.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Riley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Riley.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Riley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Riley.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Riley. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Riley.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riley ...
Looking for more information about Riley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Riley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Riley.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Riley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Riley County: www.rileycountyks.gov
The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 12 Jun 2021