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Bala is in Riley County, in the Manhattan metro area.
The community was named after a town in Wales.
The latitude of Bala is 39.309N. The longitude is -96.949W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,375 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 762.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bala demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riley County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66531 ZIP code.
41% of Bala residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bala ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bala was $15,007, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Bala residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bala, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $340. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $582.
Riley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bala political report.
The average commute time for Bala workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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