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There are 37 USDA backed residential loans in Riley county with an average loan balance of $115,901. Over 89% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 34 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $118,979. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,253 SqFt. Alternate income limits exist to determine loan eligibility in Riley county. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $91,300. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit increases to $120,500.

The size of Riley County is roughly 1,611 square kilometers. USDA defined regions of rural loan ineligibility in Riley cover 165 square kilometers of the county. Approximately 10.3% of Riley County is ineligible for traditional USDA home loans. The influence score for Riley County is 7. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.


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Bala   •   Bluemont Hill   •   Eureka Lake   •   Fairmont   •   *Fort Riley   •   Keats   •   Lasita   •   *Leonardville   •   Manhattan   •   *Ogden   •   *Randolph   •   *Riley   •   Rocky Ford   •   Walsburg   •   Winkler   •   Zeandale

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Riley County.

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Riley County, Kansas
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Riley County is located in the northeastern region of the great state of Kansas. Established on May 17, 1855, the county was named after Major General Bennett C. Riley, the last military governor of California prior to statehood. The county is home to Kansas State University, which is located in the county seat and largest city, Manhattan.

Riley County was initially inhabited by various Native American tribes, such as the Kansa, Potawatomi, and Great Osage Nation. In the early 19th century, European-American settlers began to migrate to the area with the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which allowed settlers to start populating what is now Kansas in order to decide whether it would be a free or slave state. Due to its location near the junction of the Big Blue River and the Kansas River, Riley County became an important area for trade and transportation during the westward expansion of the United States.

The county played a significant role in the Bleeding Kansas Era (1854-1859), a time when Kansas Territory experienced violent conflict over whether it would become a free or slave state before being admitted to the Union. Manhattan, the county seat, was a crucial site for the Free Staters who were instrumental in making Kansas a free state.

The establishment of Kansas State University in 1863, known then as Kansas State Agricultural College, has heavily influenced the growth and history of Riley County. The university was the nation's first operational public land-grant institution under the Morrill Act, which granted federal lands to states for the establishment of agricultural and mechanical colleges.

A fun fact about Riley County is that it is home to the Konza Prairie, a tallgrass prairie preserve that is managed as a research and educational site by Kansas State University. The Konza Prairie spans over 8,600 acres and is a unique ecosystem in the Flint Hills, playing an important role in ecological research on native tallgrass prairies.


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