Mankato is a tiny city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 840 people and just one neighborhood, Mankato is the 205th largest community in Kansas.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mankato is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mankato is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mankato who work in office and administrative support (12.98%), healthcare (9.41%) and maintenance occupations (9.41%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Mankato’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mankato has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mankato has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mankato than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mankato may be for you.
One of the benefits of Mankato is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.96 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Mankato doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.