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Mankato is a township in Blue Earth County, in the Mankato-North Mankato metro area. [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 44.144N. The longitude is -93.95W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 961 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,833.
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 56024 ZIP code.
39% of Mankato residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $27,189, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Mankato residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mankato, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $453. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,180.
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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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