Mankato, Kansas

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Mankato, Kansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
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Top 2% trophy Mankato Short Commute Times
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(vs. Peers)
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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Mankato Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Mankato, Kansas

Comparing Mankato to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 4 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Mankato Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 107 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 152 miles N of Wichita, Kansas
County Jewell
Standard Zip Codes 66956
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.787
Longitude -98.209

Mankato Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 90 F
Oct Temp 40 to 68 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Station BELOIT
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
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Mankato Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 976 100%
Male 476 48.8%
Female 500 51.2%
Under 18 213 21.8%
18+ 763 78.2%
65+ 289 29.6%
Median Age 46.3
Average Family Size 2.86
White 963 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 10 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.9%

Estimated Mankato Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 843
Growth -133
Growth % -13.6%

Mankato 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 25.7%
English 16.7%
US/American 15.4%
Irish 10.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
Swedish 5.4%
Dutch 3.8%
Norwegian 3.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Czech 1.4%
Italian 1.2%
Polish 1.2%
Danish 0.8%
British 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
French Canadian 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mankato 976 $41,429
Burr Oak 265 $30,357
Courtland 334 $37,778
Esbon 148 $34,167
Formoso 129 $33,958
Jewell 483 $34,063
Lebanon 303 $28,846

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Mankato High Schools (2004)

Serves 122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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