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Census & American Community Survey Info

The 2010 U.S. Census shows Manhattan's population to be 52,281, which is a 16.6% increase from the 2000 Census count of 44,831. The Census Bureau's 2017 estimate for Manhattan's population is 54,832. These figures include both the student population from Kansas State University as well as Fort Riley soldiers and their families residing in Manhattan. The 2010 Census provides detailed information related to social, economic and housing characteristics, including a profile of Population and Housing Characteristics for Manhattan. Other sources for up-to-date demographic data is the Census Bureau's American Community Survey and American Fact Finder which collects population and housing information every year.

Other Sources

In addition to census data, local sources offer information related to growth and development trends within Manhattan. The city's Code Services Office produces monthly reports on building activity, including the number of permits issued for residential construction. The KSU Registrar's Office provides enrollment statistics for every fall and spring semester. In fall 2017, Kansas State University had an enrollment of 22,795.

Additional Information

Any questions can be directed to the Community Development Department at 785-587-2412.

Related Items

Manhattan Demographic Profile: 2010 Census