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Mankato, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mankato had a population of 41,406 as of July 1, 2016. Mankato ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mankato is located at latitude 44.1706 and longitude -93.9795 in Blue Earth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mankato (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.34 sq. miles. Blue Earth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The City of Mankato (GNIS ID: 2395831) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mankato population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mankato: City of Mankato.

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Mankato, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 41,406
Population in Households 37,502
Population in Familes 22,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,904
Population Density1 2,281
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 15,924
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,608
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,974 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,469 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,455 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,050 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $154,828
Average Home Value $184,134


Median Household Income $43,081
Average Household Income $61,234
Per Capita Income $24,655
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.85%
Households 1.13% 0.96%
Families 1.12% 0.86%
Median Household Income   -0.61%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mankato, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mankato to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 98th
Population Density1 # 55 94th
Diversity Index2 # 155 83rd
Median Household Income # 709 22nd
Per Capita Income # 678 25th

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