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The location of Mankato

Welcome to Mankato ...

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

The location of Mankato has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Mankato has a population of 807 people<2> (see below for details).

Mankato is 1,760 feet [536 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Mankato lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Mankato: 66956<4>

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 976 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Mankato had an population of 807 people. This is a decrease of 7.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.32% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Mankato ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Superior   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Mankato

Located in Nuckolls County (NE)

Jewell   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Mankato

Courtland   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Mankato

Located in Republic County

Lebanon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Mankato

Located in Smith County

Burr Oak   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mankato

Esbon   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Mankato

Formoso   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Mankato

Randall   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mankato

Webber   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Mankato

Montrose   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Mankato

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mankato. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mankato. Our list includes 13 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kansas

About Jewell County

About Kansas

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:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mankato.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mankato - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mankato

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mankato have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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