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Fort Riley, KS
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Living in Fort Riley

Fort Riley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 9,230 people and three associated neighborhoods, Fort Riley is the 39th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Fort Riley was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fort Riley economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fort Riley, where the median household income is $48,497.00.

Fort Riley real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Fort Riley house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Fort Riley, employing 44.96% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Finance and Accommodation industries employ 18.21% and 17.41% of the civilian workforce, respectively.

A relatively large number of people in Fort Riley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.29% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 9.93 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small town, Fort Riley doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Fort Riley is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.06% of adults 25 and older in Fort Riley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Riley in 2018 was $24,851, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,404 for a family of four. However, Fort Riley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Riley is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Riley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Riley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Riley also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.29% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Riley include German, Irish, English, African, and Scandinavian.

The most common language spoken in Fort Riley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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