Manilla is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 777 people and just one neighborhood, Manilla is the 317th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Manilla was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Manilla, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.55% of Manilla’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Manilla is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manilla who work in sales jobs (14.02%), office and administrative support (8.18%) and management occupations (7.94%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Manilla is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Manilla really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Manilla perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small city, Manilla does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.