Manhattan, Montana

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Manhattan, Montana
Town
Motto: Heart of the Gallatin Valley
Location of Manhattan, Montana
Location of Manhattan, Montana
Coordinates: 45°51′27″N 111°19′52″W / 45.85750°N 111.33111°W / 45.85750; -111.33111Coordinates: 45°51′27″N 111°19′52″W / 45.85750°N 111.33111°W / 45.85750; -111.33111
Country United States
State Montana
County Gallatin
Area[1]
 • Total 1.93 sq mi (5.00 km2)
 • Land 1.93 sq mi (5.00 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,245 ft (1,294 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,520
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,549
 • Density 787.6/sq mi (304.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 59741
Area code(s) 406
FIPS code 30-47575
GNIS feature ID 0773857

Manhattan is a town in Gallatin County, Montana, United States. The population was 1,520 at the 2010 census. It is part of the 'Bozeman Micropolitan Statistical Area'.

Geography[edit]

Lower Gallatin River near Manhattan

Manhattan is located at 45°51′27″N 111°19′52″W / 45.85750°N 111.33111°W / 45.85750; -111.33111 (45.857367, -111.331005)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.93 square miles (5.00 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Manhattan has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[5]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,520 people, 622 households, and 405 families residing in the town. The population density was 787.6 inhabitants per square mile (304.1 /km2). There were 733 housing units at an average density of 379.8 per square mile (146.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.2% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 622 households of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the town was 41.2 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.9% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,396 people, 553 households, and 389 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,303.9 people per square mile (883.6/km²). There were 582 housing units at an average density of 960.5 per square mile (368.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.42% White, 0.72% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population. In the 1800s a colony of Dutch farmers settled here and grew large amounts of barley, which was used by Bozeman, Montana brewers.[7]

There were 553 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,242, and the median income for a family was $45,521. Males had a median income of $31,319 versus $19,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,024. About 5.2% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

  • William Frankena, professor and moral philosopher, was born here.
  • David Meirhofer, serial killer, was a Manhattan resident until his suicide in custody in 1974.

Popular culture[edit]

In the mid-1990s the town of Manhattan was featured on the "Real Food for Real People" national advertising campaign by the Beef Industry.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Manhattan, Montana
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Ricker, Amanda (May 2, 2011). "Original Brewer". Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ Sir Scott's Oasis Manhattan, Montana