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Mankato, Kansas
City
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jewell
Area
 • Total 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land 1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,775 ft (541 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 869
 • Estimate (2015) 840
 • Density 860/sq mi (331.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66956
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-44300
GNIS feature ID 0471996
Website mankatoks.com

Mankato is a city in and the county seat of Jewell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 869.

History

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.

Geography

Mankato is located at 39°47′14″N 98°12′33″W / 39.78722°N 98.20917°W / 39.78722; -98.20917 (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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 506
1890 800 58.1%
1900 890 11.3%
1910 1,155 29.8%
1920 1,326 14.8%
1930 1,404 5.9%
1940 1,426 1.6%
1950 1,462 2.5%
1960 1,231 −15.8%
1970 1,287 4.5%
1980 1,205 −6.4%
1990 1,037 −13.9%
2000 976 −5.9%
2010 869 −11.0%
Est. 2015 840 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 869 people, 405 households, and 242 families residing 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 population.

There were 405 households of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the city 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 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 976 people, 436 households, and 256 families residing in the city. The population density was 964.0 people per square mile (373.1/km²). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 502.7 per square mile (194.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.67% White, 0.10% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city, the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 29.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,286, and the median income for a family was $41,429. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,457. About 4.9% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.


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