Manhattan, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Manhattan, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Manhattan is the 8th largest city in Kansas with a population of 56,106 as of July 1, 2017. Manhattan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Manhattan is located at latitude 39.1883 and longitude -96.6059 in Riley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manhattan (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Riley County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Manhattan (GNIS ID: 485618) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Manhattan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Manhattan, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 56,106
Daytime Population: Workers 33,285
Daytime Population: Residents 28,113
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 61,398
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 49,953
Population in Familes 28,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,153
Population Density2 2,971
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $44,643
Average Household Income $64,049
Per Capita Income $25,976


Total Housing Units 23,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,230 (34.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,280 (56.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,038 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $200,745
Average Home Value $229,509


Total Households 21,510
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 10,024
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.03% 0.99%
Households 1.07% 1.04%
Families 0.87% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Manhattan, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manhattan to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 8 99th
Population Density # 9 99th
Diversity Index # 65 90th
Median Household Income # 461 31st
Per Capita Income # 335 50th

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