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0.25% growth
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6.7% growth
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2.99% growth
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1.6% growth


The economy of Manhattan, KS employs 29,239 people. The economy of Manhattan, KS is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.95; 1.38; and 1.17 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Manhattan, KS are Educational Services (8,049), Retail trade (3,796), and Accommodation & Food Service (3,258), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($62,958), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($39,861), and Finance & Insurance ($37,375).

Median household income in Manhattan, KS is $45,992. Males in Manhattan, KS have an average income that is 1.08 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,536. The income inequality of Manhattan, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Manhattan, KS. In Riley County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 61 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,104. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Manhattan, KS is from the county of Riley County, KS.

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Manhattan, KS is home to a population of 55,909 people, from which 92.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Manhattan, KS is composed of 43,978 White residents (78.7%), 3,706 Hispanic residents (6.63%), 3,238 Asian residents (5.79%), 2,959 Black residents (5.29%), and 1,701 Two+ residents (3.04%). The most common foreign languages in Manhattan, KS are Spanish (1,901 speakers), Chinese (1,420 speakers), and Korean (328 speakers), but compared to other places, Manhattan, KS has a relative high number of Chinese (1,420 speakers), Thai (61 speakers), and Korean (328 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Manhattan, KS awarded 6,291 degrees. The student population of Manhattan, KS is skewed towards females, with 2,923 male students and 3,368 female students. Most students in Manhattan, KS are White (4,902 and 77.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (303 and 4.82%), Black or African American (203 and 3.23%), and Two or more races (147 and 2.34%). The largest universities in Manhattan, KS by number of graduates are Kansas State University (5,585 and 88.8%), Manhattan Area Technical College (398 and 6.33%), and Bellus Academy (174 and 2.77%). The most popular majors in Manhattan, KS are General Animal Sciences (200 and 3.18%), General Human Development & Family Studies (186 and 2.96%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (157 and 2.5%). The median tuition costs in Manhattan, KS are $14,496 for private four year colleges, and $9,012 and $23,913 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Manhattan, KS is $190,200, which is 0.93 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $187,200 to $190,200, a 1.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Manhattan, KS is 38.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Manhattan, KS have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Manhattan, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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