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Rishel, Kansas

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Census Data for Rishel ...

Although we found mention of Rishel during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..

As far as we can tell, Rishel has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Rishel, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2018<2>
 Junction City22,120   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 Abilene6,300   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]

Dickinson County ...

Rishel is located in Dickinson County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Dickinson County.

Population Rings for Rishel ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Rishel and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Rishel. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Rishel, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]52,885-8.44%
10 mi   [16 km]73,182-8.19%
15 mi   [24 km]113,519-7.64%
20 mi   [32 km]156,810-7.51%
25 mi   [40 km]2117,921-6.82%
30 mi   [48 km]3146,644-5.72%

Miscellaneous Information for Rishel ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Dickinson County or the community of Rishel:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Rishel:

GNIS ID for Rishel: 484801

GNIS ID for Dickinson County: 484990

GNIS ID for Kansas: 481813

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 20 (Kansas)

County Code: 041 (Dickinson County)

Place Code: 59990 (Rishel)

State & County Code: 20/041 (Kansas / Dickinson County)

State & Place Code: 20/59990 (Kansas / Rishel)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Rishel is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Rishel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kansas

About Dickinson County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dickinson County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Rishel and then turned east". While Rishel could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Rishel as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rishel could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Kansas community named Rishel.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rishel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rishel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rishel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rishel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6297, Longitude: -97.0142     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rishel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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