Mankato, Kansas facts for kids
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City and County seat
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
|Named for||Mankato, Minnesota|
|• Total||0.97 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Land||0.97 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,772 ft (540 m)|
|• Density||862/sq mi (330.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Mankato is a city in and the county seat of Jewell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 836.
Mankato was originally called Jewell Center, and under the latter name laid out in 1872. It was renamed Mankato in 1880 after Mankato, Minnesota. Mankato was incorporated as a city in 1880.
The first post office in the town was established as Jewell Center in August 1872. The post office was renamed Mankato in April 1880.
Mankato is located at 39°47′14″N 98°12′33″W / 39.78722°N 98.20917°W (39.787220, -98.209274). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 869 people in 405 households, including 242 families, in the city. The population density was 860.4 inhabitants per square mile (332.2/km2). There were 486 housing units at an average density of 481.2 per square mile (185.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0%.
Of the 405 households 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.2% were non-families. 37.5% of households were one person and 18.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.71.
The median age was 51.5 years. 19.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 28.3% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.
The community is served by Rock Hills USD 107 public school district. The Rock Hills High School mascot is Grizzlies.
Prior to school unification, Mankato was home to Mankato High School with the mascot Cougars. The Mankato Cougars won the Kansas State High School boys class B basketball championship in 1943.
- Wint Smith (1892–1976) Congressman, represented Kansas from 1947 to 1961.
- Ernest Tippin (1890-1958) Olympic sharpshooter.
- Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Rank of Ambassador, in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, being confirmed March 1, 2018.
- In Spanish: Mankato (Kansas)