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Welcome to Manhattan ...

The town of Manhattan is located in Gallatin County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Manhattan, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Manhattan refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Manhattanite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Manhattan has a population of 1,907 people<4> (see below for details).

Manhattan is 4,240 feet [1,292 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Manhattan is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Manhattan lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Manhattan is located in the (406) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Manhattan had an population of 1,907 people. This is an increase of 25.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manhattan had a population of 1,520 people. This makes Manhattan the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Manhattan represents 0.15% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,520 people, the population of Manhattan increased 8.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,396 people).

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

Communities Also Named Manhattan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Manhattan - they are located in Colorado, Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

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

Communities near Manhattan ...

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

  • Bozeman
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Belgrade
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Three Forks
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
    • Three Forks is located in Gallatin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Three Forks <6>
  • Amsterdam
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Hillman
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
    • Hillman is located in Gallatin County
  • Amsterdam - Churchill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam - Churchill
    • Amsterdam - Churchill is located in Gallatin County
  • Churchill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchill
    • Churchill is located in Gallatin County
  • Arnold
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold is located in Gallatin County
  • Copper City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper City
    • Copper City is located in Broadwater County
  • Wisner Crossing
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner Crossing
    • Wisner Crossing is located in Gallatin County

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 Manhattan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Manhattan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Manhattan. 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 Manhattan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manhattan. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Manhattan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Manhattan ...

Looking for more information about Manhattan? 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 Manhattan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Manhattan.

Adding Manhattan to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Manhattan was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Manhattan on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Manhattan.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Gallatin, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Manhattan refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Manhattan may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Manhattan.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manhattan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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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