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Bala, Kansas
KDOT map of Riley County (legend)
Bala, Kansas is located in Kansas
Bala, Kansas
Bala, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Bala, Kansas is located in the United States
Bala, Kansas
Bala, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
Counties Riley
Founded 1862
Named for Bala
1,283 ft (391 m)
 • Total 29
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-03800
GNIS ID 476196

Bala is an unincorporated community in Bala Township, Riley County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 29.


Bala settled about 1862. It was a shipping point on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. It is named after Bala, in Wales.

A post office was opened in Bala in 1871, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1966.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 29
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Bala as a census-designated place (CDP).


The community is served by Riley County USD 378 public school district.

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