Best Places to Live

Manhattan, KS

Population: 55,769
LIV
SCORE
646
Ed McNamara/Courtesy of Historic Downtown Manhattan

At the junction of the Kansas and Big Blue rivers is Manhattan, home to Kansas State University and regarded among the Best College Towns in America. The city has amenities like Manhattan Regional Airport and an annual Country Stampede Music Festival, and its Aggieville district is a hub of nightlife with a big lineup of restaurants, shops and bars. Manhattan Town Center Mall highlights a thriving downtown, and the city hosts many big-name concerts.

 

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Manhattan, KS Ranking Data

Civic
53
Demographics
36
Economy
61
Education
69
Health
73
Housing
61
Infrastructure
58