Mankato, Kansas

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Mankato, Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°47′14″N 98°12′33″W / 39.78722°N 98.20917°W / 39.78722; -98.20917Coordinates: 39°47′14″N 98°12′33″W / 39.78722°N 98.20917°W / 39.78722; -98.20917
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyJewell
Founded1870s
Platted1872
Incorporated1880
Named forMankato, Minnesota
Area
 • Total1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,775 ft (541 m)
Population
 • Total869
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
807
 • Density860/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66956
Area code785
FIPS code20-44300 [4]
GNIS ID0471996 [5]
Websitemankatoks.com

Mankato is a city in and the county seat of Jewell County, Kansas, United States.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 869.[7]

History[edit]

Mankato was originally called Jewell Center, and under the latter name laid out in 1872.[8] It was renamed Mankato in 1880 after Mankato, Minnesota.[9] Mankato was incorporated as a city in 1880.[8]

The first post office in the town was established as Jewell Center in August 1872. The post office was renamed Mankato in April 1880.[10]

Geography[edit]

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).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880506
189080058.1%
190089011.3%
19101,15529.8%
19201,32614.8%
19301,4045.9%
19401,4261.6%
19501,4622.5%
19601,231−15.8%
19701,2874.5%
19801,205−6.4%
19901,037−13.9%
2000976−5.9%
2010869−11.0%
Est. 2018807[3]−7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

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%.[2]

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.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 976 people in 436 households, including 256 families, 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%.[4]

Of the 436 households 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 households were one person and 21.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.86.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $29,286 and the median family income 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.

Education[edit]

Mankato is home to USD 107 Rock Hills. The Rock Hills High School mascot is Grizzlies.[13]

Prior to school unification, Mankato was home to Mankato High School with the mascot Cougars. The Mankato Cougars[14] won the Kansas State High School boys class B basketball championship in 1943.[15]

Notable people[edit]

  • Wint Smith (1892–1976) Congressman, represented Kansas from 1947–1961.[16]
  • Ernest Tippin (1890-1958) Olympic sharpshooter.[17]
  • Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Rank of Ambassador, in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, being confirmed March 1, 2018.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  7. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.[dead link]
  8. ^ a b Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 214.
  9. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. pp. 211.
  10. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  12. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Rock Hills". USD 107. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  14. ^ "Mankato Downs White Rock 46-26", The Belleville Telescope, 26 September 1985, p.10.
  15. ^ "Basketball". KSHSAA. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  16. ^ "Smith, Wint". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  17. ^ "Ernest Tippin". Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  18. ^ "Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud". ustr.gov. Retrieved 2019-07-18.

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