A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,992
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Manhattan, KS is my hometown. I am 27 and have spent 23 years of my life here. I attended Manhattan High School and had a great, enriching experience! I also went on to attend Kansas State University. I have been involved in music here my whole life, and can speak to the richness of the art culture here. Manhattan strives to be a unique, innovative and friendly place for those coming to this transitional town. I call it transitional because the KSU students, soldiers from the nearby military base (Fort Riley), and graduates create as much if not more of our population than families that are actually from the area.
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A cute University town! Manhattan is such a beautiful little town, there aren't many crazy activities to do but Manhattan is a safe, friendly environment to raise a family in. Schools are excellent and has lots of college level entertainment, including, sports games, tuttle creek lake, and bars.
Manhattan is a great city! Because it is a college town, it is always brimming with life and young people. The city is overall very clean and well-kept, and you feel safe walking through its streets. There are endless amounts of shopping and eating options, as well as other entertainment. There is never a dull moment in Manhattan!