Manhattan, Kansas 

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+9.5% since 2020

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Comfort Index (Climate)

7.5 / 5.8

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Best Places to Live in Manhattan, Kansas

Manhattan, Kansas is a vibrant city located in the northeast region of the state. It is home to over 55,000 residents and is part of the Manhattan Metropolitan Statistic Area. There are numerous attractions in Manhattan such as museums, theaters and parks that provide entertainment for people of all ages. Additionally, Manhattan offers excellent educational opportunities with two universities and a community college within its city limits. The economy in Manhattan is driven by several large employers including Fort Riley, Kansas State University, and Via Christi Hospital. With its rich history, culture and thriving economy, Manhattan is an enjoyable place to live or visit. College town - In the northeastern corner of Kansas, 150 miles west of Kansas City.
State: Kansas
County: Riley County
Metro Area: Manhattan Metro Area
City: Manhattan
Zip Codes: 66502 66503 66506
Cost of Living: -14.7% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 1024 ft above sea level

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Manhattan, Ks Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Strong economy
College town
Harsh winters
Tornado/hail threat

What Bert Has To Say About Manhattan Metro Area

The Manhattan, KS metro area is located in the northeastern corner of Kansas, 150 miles west of Kansas City. Manhattan is one of the smaller metros in the United States and is comprised of Riley and Pottawatomie counties.


The unemployment rate in Manhattan is 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Manhattan jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Manhattan's cost of living is 14.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Manhattan's Cost of Living

September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Manhattan, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Riley county flipped Democratic, 50.7% to 46.1%. More Voting Stats

Manhattan's population is 54,794 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 14.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Manhattan is Real Estate: $234,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.3%.

Manhattan public schools spend $13,283 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.4 students per teacher in Manhattan. More Education

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Housing Market in Manhattan

It's a good time to buy in Manhattan. Home Appreciation is up 11.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Manhattan is $234,900.
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Reviews for Manhattan   33 Reviews
Good memories - 1/12/2016
I lived in your city briefly this past year of 2015. Liked it. The cost was a bit too high, but generally you have a decent town compared to some places I've visited. I... Read More

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Great City - 10/29/2014
Manhattan is one of the best educational environments I have ever seen. The local school district is filled with passionate employees and the facilities are modern and... Read More

Really depend on who you are and what you're looki - 7/26/2012
Manhattan is a wonderful place to live if you are thinking about retiring here, want a family away from the big city, or if you are a college student. Because it is a... Read More

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