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Welcome to Mankato ...

The city of Mankato is located in Jewell County<1> and is the County Seat for Jewell County.

The location of Mankato has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mankato has a population of 812 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mankato.

The city of Mankato was previously named Jewell Center.

Mankato is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Mankato lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mankato is located in the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Mankato: 66956<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mankato had an population of 812 people. This is a decrease of 6.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mankato had a population of 869 people (or 28.24% of the total population of Jewell County). This makes Mankato the county's most populous community.

The population of Mankato represents 0.03% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 217th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 869 people, the population of Mankato decreased 10.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 976 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mankato.

Communities Also Named Mankato ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Mankato - they are located in Minnesota and Nebraska.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mankato.

Communities near Mankato ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mankato.

  • Superior [Nuckolls County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
    • Superior [Nuckolls County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Mankato
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<7>
  • Jewell [Jewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
    • Jewell [Jewell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Mankato
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
  • Courtland [Republic County]
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    • Courtland [Republic County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Mankato
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Courtland<7>
  • Lebanon [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Mankato
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burr Oak [Jewell County]
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      • Burr Oak [Jewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Mankato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burr Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burr Oak
    • Esbon [Jewell County]
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      • Esbon [Jewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Mankato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Esbon<7>
    • Formoso [Jewell County]
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      • Formoso [Jewell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Mankato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Formoso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Formoso
    • Randall [Jewell County]
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      • Randall [Jewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Mankato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall
    • Webber [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webber
      • Webber [Jewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Mankato
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webber
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webber<7>
    • Montrose [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Jewell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Mankato
      • Former name for Montrose:
      • Delta
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mankato. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mankato.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mankato. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mankato.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mankato. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mankato.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mankato ...

Looking for more information about Mankato? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mankato, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mankato.

Adding Mankato to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mankato in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mankato was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Mankato on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mankato on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jewell County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mankato. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Jewell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mankato.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mankato - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mankato). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mankato or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mankato) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mankato. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MankatoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mankato. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7874, Longitude: -98.2082       In this case, the coordinates for Mankato have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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