Manhattan, Illinois

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Manhattan, Illinois

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High Points

Manhattan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Manhattan Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Manhattan Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Manhattan People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Manhattan Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Manhattan Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Manhattan Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Manhattan, Illinois

Comparing Manhattan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Racial Diversity 5 5
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 9
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 6 6
Short Commute Times 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 9
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2

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Manhattan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Will
Standard Zip Codes 60442
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.422
Longitude -87.985

Manhattan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
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Manhattan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,330 100%
Male 1,695 50.9%
Female 1,635 49.1%
Under 18 1,078 32.4%
18+ 2,252 67.6%
65+ 244 7.3%
Median Age 32.3
Average Family Size 3.41
White 3,237 97.2%
African-American 7 0.2%
Asian 7 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 39 1.2%
Mixed Race 36 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 101 3%

Estimated Manhattan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,169
Growth 1,839
Growth % 55.2%

Manhattan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 27.7%
Irish 20.8%
Italian 9.7%
Polish 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
English 5.1%
US/American 4.8%
Norwegian 2.8%
Swedish 2.1%
Lithuanian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Greek 1%
Croatian 0.9%
Czech 0.8%
Slovak 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Egyptian 0.7%
Slovene 0.5%
Romanian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Scottish 0.3%
European 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Manhattan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wilton Center (60442)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Manhattan 3,330 $62,865
Elwood 1,620 $60,707
Frankfort 10,391 $89,645
Joliet 106,221 $55,870
Mokena 14,583 $82,599
New Lenox 17,771 $72,947
Rockdale 1,888 $47,232

Manhattan Public Libraries

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(815) 478-3987
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