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"The Little Apple"
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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manhattan was $16,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Manhattan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Manhattan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $419. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $881.
Libraries in Manhattan include Manhattan Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Manhattan include Manhattan Mercury
Riley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manhattan political report.
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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