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Mankato, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Mankato had a population of 41,526 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mankato: City of Mankato.

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Mankato, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,526
Daytime Population: Workers 34,337
Daytime Population: Residents 18,287
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 52,624
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 37,625
Population in Familes 22,098
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,901
Population Density2 2,288
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $43,839
Average Household Income $63,273
Per Capita Income $25,420


Total Housing Units 16,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,388 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,578 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,025 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $168,007
Average Home Value $197,800


Total Households 15,966
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,633
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.75% 0.87%
Households 1.01% 0.95%
Families 1.01% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.7%

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, 2017 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 # 23 98th
Population Density # 54 94th
Diversity Index # 153 83rd
Median Household Income # 747 18th
Per Capita Income # 698 23rd

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