Manhattan, KS
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Manhattan is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 54,983 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Manhattan is the eighth largest community in Kansas.

Manhattan real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Manhattan house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Manhattan is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manhattan is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhattan who work in teaching (15.00%), office and administrative support (10.73%), and sales jobs (10.03%).

Manhattan is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Manhattan, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

Also of interest is that Manhattan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because Manhattan has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Manhattan lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Manhattan is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Manhattan people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.05 minutes getting to work every day.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Manhattan, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Manhattan is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.22% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Manhattan in 2010 was $25,510, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,040 for a family of four. However, Manhattan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manhattan is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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 Irish, English, Swedish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Manhattan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.