LIVING IN MANHATTAN
Manhattan is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 54,959 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Manhattan is the eighth largest community in Kansas.
Manhattan real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Manhattan house values don’t compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Manhattan is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manhattan is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhattan who work in teaching (14.68%), office and administrative support (11.88%), and management occupations (10.10%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Manhattan, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Manhattan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Manhattan is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Manhattan have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Manhattan’s economy is one such example of this.