Mankato, Kansas

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Mankato, Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
Location within Jewell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jewell County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°47′14″N 98°12′33″W / 39.78722°N 98.20917°W / 39.78722; -98.20917Coordinates: 39°47′14″N 98°12′33″W / 39.78722°N 98.20917°W / 39.78722; -98.20917
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyJewell
Platted1872
Incorporated1880
Area
 • Total1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Land1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,775 ft (541 m)
Population
 • Total869
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
807
 • Density860/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66956
Area code785
FIPS code20-44300 [4]
GNIS ID0471996 [5]
Websitemankatoks.com

Mankato is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Jewell County. In 2010, 869 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Mankato was first called Jewell Center. It planned out in 1872.[8] It was renamed to Mankato in 1880, it was named after Mankato, Minnesota.[9] Mankato was incorporated as a city in 1880.[8]

The first post office in the town was created in August 1872. It was first called "Jewell Center." The post office was renamed to Mankato in April 1880.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Mankato is at 39°47′14″N 98°12′33″W / 39.78722°N 98.20917°W / 39.78722; -98.20917 (39.787220, -98.209274).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880506
189080058.1%
190089011.3%
19101,15529.8%
19201,32614.8%
19301,4045.9%
19401,4261.6%
19501,4622.5%
19601,231−15.8%
19701,2874.5%
19801,205−6.4%
19901,037−13.9%
2000976−5.9%
2010869−11.0%
Est. 2018807[3]−7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 869 people, 405 households, and 242 families living in Mankato.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Mankato has USD 107 Rock Hills. The Rock Hills High School mascot is the Grizzlies.[13]

Before school unification, Mankato was home to Mankato High School. Its mascot was the Cougars. The Mankato Cougars[14] won the Kansas State High School boys class B basketball championship in 1943.[15]

Famous people[change | change source]

  • Wint Smith (1892–1976) Congressman, represented Kansas from 1947-1961.[16]
  • Ernest Tippin (1890-1958) Olympic sharpshooter.[17]
  • Gregg Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Rank of Ambassador, in the Office of the United States Trade Representative, being confirmed March 1, 2018.[18]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 214.
  9. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 211.
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  12. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  13. "Rock Hills". USD 107. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  14. "Mankato Downs White Rock 46-26", The Belleville Telescope, 26 September 1985, p.10.
  15. "Basketball". KSHSAA. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  16. "Smith, Wint". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  17. "Ernest Tippin". Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  18. "Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud". ustr.gov. Retrieved 2019-07-18.

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