Manly, Iowa

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Manly, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Manly Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Manly Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 18% Manly Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Manly, Iowa

Comparing Manly to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 6
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Age of the Population 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Manly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles SW of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles S of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Worth
Standard Zip Codes 50456
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.287
Longitude -93.201

Manly Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Manly Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,342 100%
Male 631 47%
Female 711 53%
Under 18 353 26.3%
18+ 989 73.7%
65+ 264 19.7%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,308 97.5%
African-American 13 1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 14 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 1.6%

Estimated Manly Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,336
Growth -6
Growth % -0.4%

Manly 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 34.4%
Norwegian 19.5%
Irish 13.3%
English 7.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
US/American 5.4%
Czech 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Swedish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Danish 1%
Polish 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
Australian 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Luxemburger 0.4%
European 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Manly 1,342 $41,364
Grafton 290 $34,063
Hanlontown 229 $46,458
Kensett 280 $40,000
Mason City 29,172 $45,160
Plymouth 429 $40,179
Rock Falls 170 $42,917

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Manly Public Library
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Manly High Schools (2004)

Serves 290 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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