Location of Manly, Iowa
|• Total||1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)|
|• Land||1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,201 ft (366 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,309|
|• Density||900.0/sq mi (347.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0458758|
Manly (originally called Manly Junction) was laid out in 1877 at the junction of two railroads: the Rock Island and the Chicago Great Western.
Manly is located at (43.287766, -93.203800).
Manly is the home of the Central Springs Panthers. The high school, and half of the elementary students originating in the Manly, Hanlontown, and Plymouth region go to school in Manly from preschool to 3rd grade. While the middle schoolers, from Manly, Nora Springs, and the other half of the elementary kids originating near the Nora Springs, Rock Falls, and Portland area go to school in the Nora Springs building. Until 8th grade then they go to Manly where the High School is located.  The school colors are black and blue, the mascot being a panther. The school song is the M. S. U. School Song, shortened so that the cheerleaders can dance to it. 
|Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,323 people, 534 households, and 350 families residing in the city. The population density was 900.0 inhabitants per square mile (347.5/km2). There were 601 housing units at an average density of 408.8 per square mile (157.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.
There were 534 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,342 people, 559 households, and 367 families residing in the city. The population density was 933.2 people per square mile (359.8/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 413.1 per square mile (159.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.47% White, 0.97% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.64% of the population.
There were 559 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.
26.3% were under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,603, and the median income for a family was $41,364. Males had a median income of $29,875 versus $21,067 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,808. About 4.7% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.2% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- Clyde, Jefferson F. (1918). History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, Iowa, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 352.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Central Springs School District
- Miller, Ashley (January 16, 2015). "Central Springs considers building changes". Globe Gazette.
- "Central Springs looks like a winner already (Globe Gazette Editorial)". Globe Gazette. January 26, 2007.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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