Manhattan is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 7,546 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Manhattan is the 282nd largest community in Illinois. Manhattan has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Manhattan, where the median household income is $86,536.00.
Manhattan real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Manhattan house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Manhattan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manhattan is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhattan who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), teaching (11.70%), and sales jobs (10.18%).
Manhattan is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Manhattan’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Manhattan, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.97 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Manhattan, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Manhattan is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
In terms of college education, Manhattan is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.78% of adults in Manhattan have a college degree.
The per capita income in Manhattan in 2010 was $30,462, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $121,848 for a family of four.
The people who call Manhattan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manhattan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Manhattan include German, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Manhattan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.