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Manhattan is a township in Riley County, in the Manhattan metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Manhattan. For links to other places called Manhattan, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Manhattan is 39.208N. The longitude is -96.6W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,275.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Manhattan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riley County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66503 ZIP code.
31% of Manhattan residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manhattan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manhattan was $18,252, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Manhattan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Manhattan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $422. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,028.
Riley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manhattan political report.
The average commute time for Manhattan workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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