Mankato, Minnesota Population 2021

43,629
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Mankato is a city located in Blue Earth County and Nicollet County Minnesota. It is also the county seat of Blue Earth County. With a 2020 population of 43,629, it is the 22nd largest city in Minnesota and the 895th largest city in the United States . Mankato is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 10.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,309 in 2010. Mankato reached it's highest population of 43,629 in 2021. Spanning over 19 miles, Mankato has a population density of 2,286 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mankato is $65,567 with a poverty rate of 24.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $899 per month, and the median house value is $179,400. The median age in Mankato is 25.8 years, 25.6 years for males, and 26.5 years for females.

Mankato Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mankato was:

  • White: 87.54%
  • Black or African American: 5.58%
  • Asian: 3.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.66%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Mankato, Minnesota is 43,629 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 42,582.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,309.

Mankato, Minnesota Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021102,6273500.34%
2020102,2773500.34%
2019101,9273500.34%
2018101,5776090.60%
2017100,9688930.88%
2016100,0758760.88%
201599,1995290.53%
201498,6709520.96%
201397,718-276-0.28%
201297,9946690.68%
201197,3254810.49%
201096,8440.00%

Mankato Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,84987.54%
Black or African American2,3505.58%
Asian1,3303.16%
Two or More Races1,1212.66%
Some Other Race2970.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native1360.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.02%
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Mankato Population by Race

Mankato Population Pyramid $2021

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Mankato Median Age

25.8


Total

25.6


Male

26.5


Female

Mankato Adults

There are 34,762 adults, (4,874 of whom are seniors) in Mankato.

Mankato Age Dependency

40.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Mankato Sex Ratio

Female

21,129

50.20%

Male

20,964

49.80%

Mankato Population by Age

Mankato Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mankato Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
Male50.1%49.9%
All50.1%49.9%
Female46.2%53.8%
Non Family29.8%70.2%

50.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mankato Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,4142.3550.1
Non Family8,5381.7729.8
Married5,5763.0282.3
Female1,4072.7446.2
Male8933.150.1

2.85

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Mankato Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4562.10%
9th to 12th Grade8663.99%
High School Graduate4,95022.79%
Some College4,50420.74%
Associates Degree2,41011.10%
Bachelors Degree5,30624.43%
Graduate Degree3,22814.86%
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Mankato Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mankato Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White19,18418,3147,699
Black1,030908417
Hispanic823591125
Asian437354146
2+ Races281266160
Other Race14911421
Native American515139

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 76.47%.

Mankato Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,599$41,824$34,002
Less Than 9th Grade$23,530$37,083$18,214
High School Graduate$27,144$36,024$19,513
Some College$35,557$38,657$32,339
Bachelors Degree$43,388$50,895$38,655
Graduate Degree$70,195$78,533$59,096

$38,599

Average Earnings

$41,824

Average Male

$34,002

Average Female

Mankato Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mankato Language by Age

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Mankato Language

90.20% of Mankato residents speak only English, while 9.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.06% of the population.

Mankato Language

Mankato Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,8817,49422.79%
Black2,12586740.80%
Asian1,18159350.21%
Hispanic1,76740622.98%
Multiple1,04539437.70%
Other2569336.33%
Native1203932.50%

24.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.17%

Male Poverty Rate

26.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mankato

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mankato is Asian, with 50.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mankato is White, with 22.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.39%.

Mankato Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.71%
High School17.79%
Some College9.46%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%

Mankato Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.63%
Female Employed27.60%
Male Unemployed23.60%
Male Employed18.17%

Mankato Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mankato Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,924$65,567
Families$72,313$87,290
Married Families$88,234-
Non Families$32,419$42,489
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Income by Household Type

Mankato Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.0%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Mankato Married by Age and Sex

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Mankato Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Mankato Marital Status by Race

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Mankato Marital Status

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2,033

Number of Veterans

1,833

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam776
Second Gulf War369
First Gulf War341
Korea153
World War II86

Mankato Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+513
65 to 74506
55 to 64386
35 to 54349
18 to 34279

Mankato Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0006.49%
Black181.07%
Asian151.27%
Hispanic130.96%

Mankato Veterans by Race

Mankato Veterans by Education

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8.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mankato Veterans by Education

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71.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.7%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mankato Employment by Age

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Mankato Employment by Race

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Mankato Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.37%

Born in Mankato

92.58%

Native Born

7.42%

Foreign Born

5.12%

Non Citizen

2.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.58% of Mankato residents were born in the United States, with 67.37% having been born in Minnesota. 5.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mankato Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202143,6293490.81%
202043,2803490.81%
201942,9313490.82%
201842,5823940.93%
201742,1884020.96%
201641,7866681.62%
201541,1182860.70%
201440,8324171.03%
201340,415-110-0.27%
201240,5254301.07%
201140,0951800.45%
201039,9157,4882.10%
200032,4279500.30%
199031,4772,8310.95%
198028,646-2,249-0.75%
197030,8957,0982.64%
196023,7974,9882.38%
195018,8093,1551.85%
194015,6541,6161.10%
193014,0381,5691.19%
192012,4692,1041.87%
191010,365-234-0.22%
190010,5991,7611.83%
18908,8383,2884.76%
18805,5502,0684.77%
18703,4820.00%

Mankato Population by Year