Mankato, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 40,641 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.3%
Males: 19,937  (49.1%)
Females: 20,704  (50.9%)
Median resident age:  25.4 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56003.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,836 (it was $33,956 in 2000)
Mankato:

$40,836
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,057 (it was $17,652 in 2000)

Mankato city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $150,165 (it was $91,800 in 2000)
Mankato:

$150,165
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $178,778; Detached houses: $188,524; Townhouses or other attached units: $171,287; In 2-unit structures: $138,356; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $118,262; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $588,841; Mobile homes: $13,015

Median gross rent in 2012: $693.

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  • White alone - 34,695 (88.4%)
  • Black alone - 1,411 (3.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1,093 (2.8%)
  • Hispanic - 983 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 952 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 78 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 34 (0.09%)

Races in Mankato detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mankato: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.0%), Norwegian (12.1%), Irish (9.6%), Swedish (5.0%), English (4.5%), United States (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 15.2 square miles.

Population density: 2,673 people per square mile   (average).

Mankato,MN real estate house value index trend

Mankato, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Mankato:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mankato city:

  • Never married: 55.2%
  • Now married: 33.0%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

2,028 residents are foreign born (2.0% Asia, 0.7% Africa).

This city:  5.1%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,516 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,417 (1.0%)

Mankato satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Burnsville, MN (54.0 miles , pop. 60,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (65.9 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (357.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: North Mankato, MN (1.4 miles ), Skyline, MN (1.6 miles ), Eagle Lake, MN (2.4 miles ), Kasota, MN (3.0 miles ), St. Clair, MN (3.0 miles ), Madison Lake, MN (3.1 miles ), St. Peter, MN (3.4 miles ), Good Thunder, MN (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 52 buildings, average cost: $111,600
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2000: 89 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2001: 188 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2002: 199 buildings, average cost: $125,700
  • 2003: 512 buildings, average cost: $119,100
  • 2004: 317 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2005: 317 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2006: 258 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2007: 180 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2008: 94 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2009: 149 buildings, average cost: $143,600
  • 2010: 94 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2011: 97 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2012: 90 buildings, average cost: $138,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.16 N, Longitude: 93.99 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,840 (+29.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,322 (74.4%)

Area code: 507

Mankato household income distribution Mankato home values distribution

Crime rates in Mankato by Year
Type 2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 100100100110
per 100,000 3.10.00.02.90.00.02.80.00.02.72.50.0
Rapes 1826233541N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 55.878.668.8102.3118.2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Robberies 1161471528251313142129
per 100,000 34.118.141.920.543.379.570.835.835.437.953.072.9
Assaults 463525386263575356594990
per 100,000 142.6105.874.8111.1178.8178.9161.3145.9152.7159.8123.7226.2
Burglaries 261237273311256332296255292248390346
per 100,000 809.3716.3816.9909.3738.2942.9837.8702.2796.2671.7984.6869.7
Thefts 1,4471,6171,4411,4821,4031,4671,5351,4721,4871,2311,4191,508
per 100,000 4487.04887.04311.84332.84045.84166.44344.64053.34054.43334.13582.23790.7
Auto thefts 947774907175805861485058
per 100,000 291.5232.7221.4263.1204.7213.0226.4159.7166.3130.0126.2145.8
Arson 30413231858118
per 100,000 9.30.012.02.98.75.78.549.613.621.727.820.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.7) 326.2330.5308.3349.5348.7N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mankato detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 59 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
Minnesota average:

1.66

Mankato tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +423 (+1.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Mankato: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mankato, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mankato-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Mankato city center killed one person and injured 19 people and caused $75 million in damages.

On 4/30/1967, a category F4 tornado 25.7 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 22 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mankato-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 153.6 miles away from Mankato center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 268.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 264.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 179.8 miles away from Mankato center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Blue Earth County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mankato topographic map

Birthplace of: Ron Johnson (Wisconsin politician) - Republican Senator for Wisconsin, Mike Ploog - Artist, Billy House - Film actor, Clara Edwards (composer) - Composer, Craig Dahl - Player of football, John W. Roberts - General, Justin Hartwig - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: Nov 21, 1978), Kathleen Sheran - Politician, Margaret Anderson Kelliher - Politician, Scott Stenzel - Stock car racing driver.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mankato: Raymond E. Davis.

Main business address for: HICKORY TECH CORP (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)).

Hospitals in Mankato:

  • IMMANUEL ST JOSEPH'S HOSPICE (1025 MARSH STREET, PO BOX 8673)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - MANKATO (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1025 MARSH STREET BOX 8673)
  • PRAIRIES EDGE (152 COUGAR DRIVE)
  • REM MANKATO INC C (204 THOMAS DRIVE)

Home Health Centers in Mankato:

  • ALLIANCE HEALTH SERVICES (1400 MADISON AVENUE #212)
  • IMMANUEL ST JOSEPHS HOME HS (1400 MADISON AVENUE SUITE 324)
  • PATHSTONE LUTHERAN HOME (718 MOUND AVENUE)
  • PRAIRIE RIVER HOME CARE INC (227 EAST MAIN STREET #200)

Nursing Homes in Mankato:

  • HILLCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (714 SOUTHBEND AVENUE)
  • LAURELS PEAK REHABILITATION CENTER (700 JAMES AVENUE)
  • OAKLAWN HEALTH CARE CENTER (201 OAKLAWN AVENUE)
  • PATHSTONE LIVING (718 MOUND AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Mankato:

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Colleges/Universities in Mankato:

  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (Full-time enrollment: 13,940; Location: South Rd and Ellis Ave; Public; Website: www.mnsu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Bethany Lutheran College (FT enrollment: 617; Location: 700 Luther Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.blc.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Mankato:

  • South Central College (about 3 miles; North Mankato, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,726)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 12 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • St Olaf College (about 46 miles; Northfield, MN; FT enrollment: 3,141)
  • Normandale Community College (about 57 miles; Bloomington, MN; FT enrollment: 7,048)
  • Riverland Community College (about 60 miles; Austin, MN; FT enrollment: 2,321)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 61 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 66 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 4,049)

Private high school in Mankato:

  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 116; Location: 421 N 2ND ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Mankato:

Private elementary/middle schools in Mankato:

  • MOUNT OLIVE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 1123 MARSH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 600 LIND ST; Grades: KG - 9)
  • RISEN SAVIOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 29; Location: 502 W 7TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Mankato

Library in Mankato:

  • BLUE EARTH COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,069,547; Location: 100 EAST MAIN STREET; 152,910 books; 15,187 e-books; 6,357 audio materials; 9,390 video materials; 14 state licensed databases; 242 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Mankato: Madison East Center (A), Madison Heights Plaza (B), Land of Memories Campground (C), Law Enforcement Center (D), Intergovernmental Center (E), Blue Earth County Courthouse (F), Blue Earth County Government Center (G), Judge Lorin P Cray Mansion - Mankato YWCA (H), R D Hubbard House (I), Blue Earth County Heritage Center Museum (J), Blue Earth County Library (K), Mankato Fire Department Station 3 (L), Mankato Fire Department Station 1 (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Belle Mar Mall (1), River Hills Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Mankato: HICKORY TECH CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Mankato include: Mankato Church of Christ (A), Saint John's Episcopal Church (B), Hillside Assembly of God Church (C), United Pentecostal Church (D), First Congregational United Church of Christ (E), Covenant Family Church (F), Evangelical Free Church of Mankato (G), Calvary Apostolic Church (H), Seventh Day Adventist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Masonic Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Sibley Mound Cemetery (3), Good Counsel Cemetery (4), Bunker Hill Cemetery (5), Mankato Cemetery (6), Glenwood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Dorothy (A), Hiniker Pond (B), Kearney Pond (C), Troost Pond (D), Lions Lake (E), Glenwood Pond (F), Premier Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mankato include: Highland Park (1), Hilltop Park (2), Key Park (3), Sibley Park (4), Spruce Park (5), Tourtelotte Park (6), Chesley Skate Park (7), West Mankato Park (8), Kenwood Heights Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Guns of the Pioneers (Museums; 1150 North River Drive) (1), Blue Earth County Historical Society - History Museum Museum Store Arch (415 East Cherry Street) (2), Pages Past Book Store (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 100 East Main Street) (3), Hubbard House (Historical Places & Services; 606 South Broad Street) (4), C & N Sales CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1840 Commerce Drive) (5), Pocket Change (1850 Adams Street Suite 100) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn Mankato MN (1285 Range Street) (1), Butler House B&B (704 South Broad) (2), Best Western Hotel & Restaurant (1111 Range Street) (3), Comfort Inn Mankato (131 Apache Place) (4), Country Inn-Suites Mankato (1900 Premier Drive) (5), Econo Lodge (111 W Lind Ct) (6), Budget Host Inn (1255 Range Street) (7), Econo Lodge Mankato (111 West Lind Court) (8), Evans Cabins (241 Reno Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Federal Bureau of Investigation (209 South 2nd Street Suite 305) (1), 5th Judicial District Administrator (410 South 5th Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Blue Earth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2001 was 43.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mankato that have no violations reported:

  • HILLCREST HEALTH CARE CENTER (Population served: 94, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.2%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.0% for Black residents, 39.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.1% for American Indian residents, 45.2% for other race residents, 52.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.8%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Mankato in 2010:

  • 3,328 people in college/university student housing
  • 321 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 264 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 239 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 72 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 49 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 43 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles

People in group quarters in Mankato in 2000:

  • 3,056 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 254 people in nursing homes
  • 158 people in religious group quarters
  • 91 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 84 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 69 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 43 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

Mankato, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Mankato compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Midwest Wireless Civic Center. Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Banks with most branches in Mankato (2011 data):

  • TCF National Bank: Mankato Branch, Mankato Cub Branch, Mankato West Cub Branch. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mankato East Branch, Mankato Branch, Msu Mankato Office Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Community Bank Mankato: Mankato Branch at 300 St. Andrews Drive, branch established on 2008/02/13; Mankato Branch at 951 Madison Avenue, branch established on 1990/02/21. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $188.6 mil, Deposits: $169.7 mil, headquarters in Vernon Center, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Vernon Center Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Mankato Raintree Branch at 312 Raintree Road, branch established on 1905/01/01; Mankato Branch at 204 South Second Street, branch established on 1868/05/20. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • ProGrowth Bank: Progrowth Bank Branch at 45 Teton Lane, branch established on 2007/10/24; Progrowth Bank Branch at 1881 Madison Avenue, branch established on 1999/06/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $142.7 mil, Deposits: $116.8 mil, headquarters in Nicollet, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Progressive Growth Corp.
  • United Prairie Bank: Mankato Branch - Civic Center Plaza at 3 Civic Center Plaza, branch established on 2009/10/22; - Mankato Office at 10 Firestone Drive, branch established on 2006/03/06. Info updated 2009/05/06: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Mountain Lake, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Corporation
  • Minnstar Bank National Association: Mankato Detached Facility at 201 Poplar Street, branch established on 1984/10/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $114.3 mil, Deposits: $103.4 mil, headquarters in Lake Crystal, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Lake Crystal Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Northern Star Bank: at 1650 Madison Avenue, branch established on 1999/01/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $30.0 mil, Deposits: $28.2 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Star Financial, Inc.
  • Pioneer Bank: 320 Stadium Road Branch at 320 Stadium Road, Suite 100, branch established on 2004/12/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $270.1 mil, Deposits: $226.8 mil, headquarters in Mapleton, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bank Group, Inc.
  • 6 other banks with 6 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mankato, Minnesota:

  • Redwood Motel, Belle Ave & Hope St, Mankato, MN 56001 , Phone: (507) 388-1621
  • Mankato Days Inn, 1285 Range St, Mankato, MN 56001 , Phone: (507) 387-3332, Fax: (507) 387-3332
  • Mankato City Center Hotel, 101 E Main St, Mankato, MN 56001 , Phone: (507) 345-1234, Fax: (507) 345-1248
  • Country Inn & Suites Hotel And Conference Center, 1900 Premier Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 , Phone: (507) 388-8555, Fax: (507) 388-0780
  • Fairfield Inn, 141 Apache PL, Mankato, MN 56001 , Phone: (507) 386-1220
  • Comfort Inn, 131 Apache Pl, Mankato, MN 56001 , Phone: (507) 388-5107, Fax: (507) 388-5107
  • Grandstay, 1000 Raintree Rd, Mankato, MN 56001 , Phone: (507) 388-8688
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 200 Saint Andrews Dr, Mankato, MN 56001 , Phone: (507) 388-2818, Fax: (507) 388-2541
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mankato, Minnesota

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mankato travel time to work - commute Mankato mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mankato city (based on Blue Earth County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.54%
Here: 61.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents35.3%27.4%14.8%5.4%4.6%
Congregations13.4%17.9%17.9%10.4%6.0%
NameWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Church of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%2.1%1.5%1.0%5.8%
Congregations3.0%3.0%1.5%1.5%25.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Blue Earth County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Blue Earth County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Blue Earth County:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 59
Here:

9.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.9%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Blue Earth County:

27.3%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.7%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 13$73,091$67,4693$3,372
Other Government Administration 20$110,335$66,2019$11,424
Judicial and Legal 4$26,431$79,2930$0
Police Protection - Officers 49$338,175$82,8180$0
Police - Other 9$34,939$46,5854$5,133
Firefighters 18$107,800$71,86737$12,338
Streets and Highways 23$120,674$62,9602$3,025
Airports 1$6,394$76,7283$3,005
Sewerage 21$101,200$57,8294$13,381
Parks and Recreation 10$46,394$55,6731$921
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$52,129$62,5552$3,769
Water Supply 18$88,491$58,9940$0
Transit 6$23,378$46,75624$31,027
Other and Unallocable 29$131,726$54,5072$1,946
Totals for Government 231$1,261,157$65,51591$89,341

Mankato government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $11,420,000 ($281.00)
    Water Utilities: $3,662,000 ($90.11)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,145,000 ($77.38)
    Air Transportation: $1,778,000 ($43.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,360,000 ($33.46)
    Sewerage: $196,000 ($4.82)
  • Current Operations - Housing and Community Development: $6,840,000 ($168.30)
    Police Protection: $5,891,000 ($144.95)
    Sewerage: $5,405,000 ($132.99)
    General - Other: $4,467,000 ($109.91)
    Water Utilities: $3,584,000 ($88.19)
    Regular Highways: $3,315,000 ($81.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,821,000 ($69.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,480,000 ($61.02)
    Financial Administration: $1,390,000 ($34.20)
    Transit Utilities: $1,387,000 ($34.13)
    Central Staff Services: $1,203,000 ($29.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,090,000 ($26.82)
    Air Transportation: $983,000 ($24.19)
    Parking Facilities: $595,000 ($14.64)
    General Public Buildings: $550,000 ($13.53)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $525,000 ($12.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $460,000 ($11.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,253,000 ($80.04)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $535,000 ($13.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $422,000 ($10.38)
    General - Other: $348,000 ($8.56)
    Housing and Community Development: $345,000 ($8.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000 ($3.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $120,000 ($2.95)
    General Public Building: $97,000 ($2.39)
    Police Protection: $85,000 ($2.09)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($1.01)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($0.10)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,196,000 ($275.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($4.38)

Mankato government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,020,000 ($148.13)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,726,000 ($42.47)
    All Other: $1,577,000 ($38.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,204,000 ($29.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $516,000 ($12.70)
    Air Transportation: $279,000 ($6.86)
    Parking Facilities: $176,000 ($4.33)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,586,000 ($63.63)
    Transit Utilities: $691,000 ($17.00)
    General Local Government Support: $441,000 ($10.85)
    Air Transportation: $213,000 ($5.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $227,000 ($5.59)
    Transit Utilities: $6,000 ($0.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $6,968,000 ($171.45)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,293,000 ($31.82)
    Interest Earnings: $1,205,000 ($29.65)
    Rents: $502,000 ($12.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $337,000 ($8.29)
    Sale of Property: $81,000 ($1.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,381,000 ($107.80)
    Transit Utilities: $364,000 ($8.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,030,000 ($222.19)
    Highways: $1,036,000 ($25.49)
    All Other: $522,000 ($12.84)
    Transit Utilities: $519,000 ($12.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $376,000 ($9.25)
  • Tax - Property: $9,691,000 ($238.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,382,000 ($107.82)
    Other License: $1,488,000 ($36.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $189,000 ($4.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $149,000 ($3.67)
    Amusements Sales: $59,000 ($1.45)

Mankato government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,379,000 ($2617.53)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $104,254,000 ($2565.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,420,000 ($305.60)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,295,000 ($253.32)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,405,000 ($108.39)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,091,000 ($100.66)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $314,000 ($7.73)

Mankato government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,451,000 ($1413.62)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,793,000 ($167.15)

8.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.46%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nicollet County, MN  1.82% ($37,176 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.54% ($7,682)
from Le Sueur County, MN  0.41% ($29,245)


9.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.00%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nicollet County, MN  1.75% ($34,046 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.79% ($29,000)
to Waseca County, MN  0.44% ($33,714)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mankato:

  • KTOE (1420 AM; 5 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYSM (1230 AM; 1 kW; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KRBI (1310 AM; 1 kW; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDHL (920 AM; 5 kW; FARIBAULT, MN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • KSMM (1530 AM; 9 kW; SHAKOPEE, MN; Owner: STARBOARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOWZ (1170 AM; 3 kW; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mankato:

  • KMSU (89.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KYSM-FM (103.5 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K274AL (102.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KGAC (90.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KDOG (96.7 FM; NORTH MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KNGA (91.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXLP (93.1 FM; NEW ULM, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEEZ-FM (99.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • K232BC (94.3 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: YOUTH FOR CHRIST)
  • KXAC (100.5 FM; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRBI-FM (105.5 FM; ST. PETER, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K296ER (107.1 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • K206DI (89.1 FM; NICOLLET, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KOWZ-FM (100.9 FM; BLOOMING PRAIRIE, MN; Owner: BLOOMING PRAIRIE FARM RADIO INC.)
  • KRUE (92.1 FM; WASECA, MN; Owner: MAIN STREET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K269EC (101.7 FM; MANKATO, MN; Owner: GEMINI BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Mankato:

  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K30FN (Channel 30; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K16CG (Channel 16; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K21DG (Channel 21; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K24CP (Channel 24; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K26CS (Channel 26; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K35DC (Channel 35; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K42AV (Channel 42; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K44AD (Channel 60; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K46AA (Channel 46; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K48AA (Channel 48; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K50AB (Channel 50; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K52AB (Channel 52; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K54AC (Channel 54; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)
  • K14KE (Channel 14; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MINNESOTA)
  • K19CA (Channel 19; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • K40BU (Channel 40; ST. JAMES, MN; Owner: COOPERATIVE TV ASSN. OF SOUTHERN MN)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Mankato fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 39
Total length: 448 meters (1,470ft)
Total costs: $1,320,000
Total average daily traffic: 519,918
Total average daily truck traffic: 39,766

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 17
  • 1980-1989: 7
  • 1990-1999: 9
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mankato, MN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mankato)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Mankato, MN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 145 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mankato)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 70 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mankato)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED97$136,511156$143,255518$143,32831$58,9098$1,104,67484$136,2676$26,180
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$135,2505$89,42838$144,4102$180,7200$01$279,3801$34,390
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$110,58223$100,031105$143,18415$38,0101$1,370,0006$95,8553$30,103
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$148,48613$155,32896$150,6566$33,8730$06$144,0320$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$013$168,68329$132,4697$54,9740$00$01$25,790
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$173,69033$160,490
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$146,3125$159,868
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$121,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$128,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$145,4600$0

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 163
  • Hazardous Condition: 213
  • Service Call: 20
  • Good Intent Call: 24

Incident types - Mankato

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mankato, MN
Most common first names in Mankato, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John24577.1 years
Mary23580.6 years
William17676.8 years
Robert17373.0 years
Margaret15483.1 years
George13378.4 years
Anna13186.7 years
Helen12983.2 years
Harold12377.8 years
James12068.1 years
Most common last names in Mankato, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson20078.8 years
Anderson12878.8 years
Nelson9479.2 years
Miller9379.4 years
Peterson8980.1 years
Jones6679.3 years
Smith6679.5 years
Olson6076.3 years
Larson5276.8 years
Meyer4379.0 years
Businesses in Mankato, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy2
AT&T1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture3
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
AmericInn1Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott1
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Arby's2Maurices1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's3
AutoZone1Menards1
Bakers Square1Microtel1
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance2
Best Western1Nike9
Blockbuster1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings2OfficeMax1
Burger King1Old Country Buffet1
Caribou Coffee2Old Navy1
Carson Pirie Scott1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless1
Chipotle2Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Plato's Closet1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen4Red Lobster1
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Deb1Sam's Club1
Discount Tire1Sears2
Domino's Pizza2Slumberland1
DressBarn1Spencer Gifts1
Dressbarn1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks1
FedEx7Subway6
Finish Line1Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Target1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Hollister Co.1U-Haul3
Home Depot1UPS6
Honda1Vans3
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's1Volkswagen1
Jones New York2Walgreens2
Journeys1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's1
Kohl's1Wet Seal1
Kroger1YMCA1
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