City of Manhattan, KS
Manhattan is located in Riley County in Kansas. The median income is $40,650 and the median home value is $173,200. The unemployment rate is 4.13% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 15.7 minutes each day. The population is 85.2% White, 5.7% Black, 0.4% American Indian, 5.2% Asian, and 3.5% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Manhattan, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Manhattan has a Walk Score® of 39.
Median Household Income$40,650
Median Home Price$173,200
All 50 states and more than 90 countries are represented at Kansas State University in Manhattan, infusing the city with a cultural richness than only geographic diversity can create. The university is a leader and major draw for arts and culture in the area, with new residents in the area pursuing their artistic goals and cultural amenities springing up to satisfy the tastes of the educated crowd.
As you would expect in a lively college town, Manhattan offers a wide variety of eateries, ranging from upscale to diners. Harry’s Uptown is a local favorite, offering eclectic American dishes in a friendly atmosphere. The So Long Saloon is another top American pick which serves great patty melts and raspberry-infused black bean dip in a relaxed but somewhat upscale atmosphere.
Manhattan is smack in the middle of Heartland in America, which naturally means long summer days are punctuated with apple pie and baseball. But the good times don’t stop there. Outdoor recreation is more than just a symbolic past time in this Midwestern college town: It’s a way of life. The city’s parks and recreation department maintains more than 20 parks covering 1,000 acres. Picnic shelters, grills, playgrounds and a five-acre stocked fishing lake are a few of the amenities offered throughout the city’s parks.