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Mankato, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Mankato is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jewell County at latitude 39.7873 and longitude -98.2083. Jewell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,772 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mankato, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mankato, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mankato indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Mankato (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mankato: Jewell Centre, Jewell City.

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Mankato, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 839
Population in Households 815
Population in Familes 636
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 828
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 395
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 486 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 292 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 103 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $74,618
Average Home Value $94,710


Median Household Income $38,419
Average Household Income $48,858
Per Capita Income $23,138
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.82% -0.29%
Households -0.59% -0.2%
Families -0.39% -0.34%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mankato, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mankato to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 229 66th
Population Density1 # 336 50th
Diversity Index2 # 583 13th
Median Household Income # 560 17th
Per Capita Income # 360 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.