Manhattan, KS

Census Place

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2022 Population
54,287
0.925% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
24.7
1.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
26.4%
2.01% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,316
4.87% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$242,300
9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
29,958
3.02% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Manhattan, KS had a population of 54.3k people with a median age of 24.7 and a median household income of $55,316. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Manhattan, KS declined from 54,794 to 54,287, a −0.925% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,747 to $55,316, a 4.87% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Manhattan, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.15%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.78%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.7%), and White (Hispanic) (3.21%).

None of the households in Manhattan, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.3% of the residents in Manhattan, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Manhattan, KS are Kansas State University (6,027 degrees awarded in 2022), Manhattan Area Technical College (382 degrees), and Bellus Academy (151 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Manhattan, KS was $242,300, and the homeownership rate was 40%.

Most people in Manhattan, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Manhattan, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Manhattan, KS is home to a population of 54.3k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.75% of Manhattan, KS residents were born outside of the country (4.21k people).

In 2022, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.5k people) in Manhattan, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
94.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% of Manhattan, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Manhattan, KS was 94.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Manhattan, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.5k ± 745
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.8k ± 452
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.6k ± 267
7.71%
Hispanic Population
4.18k people

In 2022, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.5k people) in Manhattan, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.6k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.71% of the people in Manhattan, KS are hispanic (4.18k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.75%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.21k people
7.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.3k people

As of 2022, 7.75% of Manhattan, KS residents (4.21k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Manhattan, KS was 7.85%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,869 ± 392
  2. Vietnam
    686 ± 216
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    392 ± 174

Manhattan, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Manhattan, KS employs 30k people. The largest industries in Manhattan, KS are Educational Services (7,732 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,660 people), and Retail Trade (3,513 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,194), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,373), and Public Administration ($48,464).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

30k
2022 Value
± 1,513
−3.02%
1 Year decline
± 7.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Manhattan, KS declined at a rate of −3.02%, from 30.9k employees to 30k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Manhattan, KS, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,112 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,654 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,741 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Manhattan, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

30k
2022 Value
± 1,513
−3.02%
1 Year decline
± 7.28%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Manhattan, KS declined at a rate of −3.02%, from 30.9k employees to 30k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Manhattan, KS, are Educational Services (7,732 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,660 people), and Retail Trade (3,513 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Manhattan, KS, though some of these residents may live in Manhattan, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,925
Median earning men ± $2,811
$21,268
Median earning women ± $2,500

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($63,586), Public Administration ($58,036), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($48,196).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,477), Public Administration ($42,132), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,023).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Manhattan, KS awarded 6,600 degrees. The student population of Manhattan, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,885 male students and 11,081 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Manhattan, KS are White (5,121 and 81.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (444 and 7.1%), Two or More Races (227 and 3.63%), and Black or African American (225 and 3.6%).

The largest universities in Manhattan, KS by number of degrees awarded are Kansas State University (6,027 and 91.3%), Manhattan Area Technical College (382 and 5.79%), and Bellus Academy (151 and 2.29%).

The most popular majors in Manhattan, KS are Elementary Education & Teaching (298 and 4.52%), General Business Administration & Management (229 and 3.47%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (210 and 3.18%).

The median tuition costs in Manhattan, KS are $17,014 for private four year colleges, and $9,489 and $25,560 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Manhattan, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,966 (47.1% men and 52.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,966 students enrolled in Manhattan, KS, 47.1% men and 52.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,020 records, of which 53.4% were women and 46.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 182 degrees awarded
  2. 163 degrees awarded
  3. 156 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Manhattan, KS was Mechanical Engineering with 182 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Manhattan, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,027 degrees awarded
  2. 382 degrees awarded
  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kansas State University with 6,027 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,942 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Manhattan, KS, which is 0.804 times less than the 3,658 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,121 degrees mean that there were 11.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 444 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,014) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Manhattan, KS was $242,300 in 2022, which is 0.86 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $222,300 to $242,300, a 9% increase. The homeownership rate in Manhattan, KS is 40%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Manhattan, KS have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Manhattan, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Manhattan, KS is $55,316. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Manhattan, KS was Census Tract 13.01 with a value of $107,431, followed by Census Tract 13.02 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $87,474 and $65,545.

Property

$242,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,624
$8,581
Median Property Taxes
±$699

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Manhattan, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40% of the housing units in Manhattan, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 41.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 13.01
  2. Census Tract 13.02
  3. Census Tract 9

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Manhattan, KS was Census Tract 13.01 with a value of $107,431, followed by Census Tract 13.02 and Census Tract 9, with respective values of $87,474 and $65,545.

The following map shows all of the places in Manhattan, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,316
Median Household Income
± $3,284
21.4k
Number of Households
± 1,210

In 2022, the median household income of the 21.4k households in Manhattan, KS grew to $55,316 from the previous year's value of $52,747.

The following chart displays the households in Manhattan, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Manhattan, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (68.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (10.3%)

In 2022, 68.2% of workers in Manhattan, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (10.3%).

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Commute Time

16 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Manhattan, KS have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Manhattan, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Manhattan, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Manhattan, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Manhattan, KS (12.7k out of 47.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Manhattan, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Manhattan, KS has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 9.15% on Medicaid, 5.7% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 4.44% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Riley County, KS see 1428 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.12% decrease from the previous year (1474 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1664 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 373 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,428 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Riley County, KS

Primary care physicians in Riley County, KS see an average of 1,428 patients per year. This represents a 3.12% decrease from the previous year (1,474 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Riley County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.3% under 18 years, 46.7% between 18 and 34 years, 24.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.4% were men and 48.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.22%
Uninsured
55.5%
Employer Coverage
9.15%
Medicaid
5.7%
Medicare
19%
Non-Group
4.44%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Manhattan, KS declined by 1.97% from 6.34% to 6.22%.

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