Mankato, city (1990 pop. 31,477), seat of Blue Earth co., S Minn., at the confluence of the Blue Earth and Minnesota rivers; inc. 1865. It is a trade and processing center for a farm and dairy region. Industries include soybean processing and the manufacture of flour, feeds, building materials, and computer equipment. Mankato stone has been quarried there for over 100 years. The city is the seat of Minnesota State Univ., Mankato. Sibley Park in Mankato was the site of Camp Lincoln, where more than 300 Sioux were held and 38 of them hanged, after their revolt in 1862. A state park, with waterfalls, adjoins the city.

Mankato is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. The population was 976 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jewell County.


Mankato is located at (39.787220, -98.209274).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 976 people, 436 households, and 256 families residing in the city. The population density was 964.0 people per square mile (373.1/km²). There were 509 housing units at an average density of 502.7/sq mi (194.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.67% White, 0.10% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 29.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,286, and the median income for a family was $41,429. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,457. About 4.9% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.


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