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Riley County, Kansas

US county information
NameRiley County
StateKansas
SeatManhattan
US Area
Total Area622.11 sq mi (1611.3 km2)
Land Area609.55 sq mi (1578.7 km2)
Water Area12.55 sq mi (32.5 km2)
Population71115 (2010)
Density39.8/km2 (103.0/sq mi)
FoundedAugust 25, 1855
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Riley County (standard abbreviation: RL) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The county's population was 71,115 for the 2010 census. The largest city and county seat is Manhattan. The county is part of the Manhattan, Kansas, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Riley County is home to two of Kansas' largest employers: Fort Riley and Kansas State University. Among notable current and former residents of Riley County are former Governor John W. Carlin, General Glen Edgerton and millionaire miner Horace A. W. Tabor.


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