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"The Little Apple"

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Manhattan is a city in Riley County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named by New York land speculators
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Manhattan. For links to other places called Manhattan, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Manhattan is 39.183N. The longitude is -96.571W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,020 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 44,733.


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Median household income
Local
$30,463
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Manhattan demographic reports
Manhattan is in the Flint Hills, on the Kansas River
Ranked No. 6 among small cities in the ePodunk College Town Index, 2002
Well-known residents have included:
· Damon Runyon, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Country Stampede - June 21-24, 2007
  • Riley County Fair - July 26-30, 2007
  • Little Apple Jazz Festival - July 14, 2007
  • KONZA Music Festival - April 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Manhattan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Tuttle Creek State Park, Konza Prairie Research Natural Area
Manhattan attractions: Sunset Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Riley County Historical Museum, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, American Museum of Baking, Goodnow House Museum, Historic Fort Riley
Colleges and universities: Kansas State University, Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan Christian College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Manhattan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riley 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 66506 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Manhattan residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manhattan ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manhattan was $16,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

48% of Manhattan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Manhattan festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Manhattan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $881.


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Libraries in Manhattan include Manhattan Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Manhattan include Manhattan Mercury

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Politics

Riley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manhattan political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Manhattan workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Manhattan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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