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Mankato is a city in Blue Earth County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Siouan for "earth blue."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Mankato. For links to other places called Mankato, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mankato is 44.163N. The longitude is -93.999W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 830 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,925.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mankato demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Blue Earth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56050 ZIP code.
38% of Mankato residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mankato ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mankato was $17,652, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Mankato residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Mankato, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $460. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.
Libraries in Mankato include Blue Earth County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mankato include Mankato Free Press
TV stations in Mankato include KEYC.
Blue Earth County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mankato political report.
The average commute time for Mankato workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mankato between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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