Kansas State University employees, students and visitors spend $280 million annually toward the local economy. Annual research activity funding on campus is close to $220 million. From Kansas Labor Market Information data (2016), the City of Manhattan has 20,740 households with median income level at $42,833.
Fort Riley local impact Fort Riley makes a $2 billion annual economic impact to the Central Flint Hills Region. With nearly 15,000 troops, 55,000 residents are affiliated with the post (active duty, family, support staff, contract workers and retirees).