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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Manhattan is a suburb of Chicago with a population of 7,766. Manhattan is in Will County. Living in Manhattan offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Manhattan and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Manhattan are highly rated.
About Manhattan...
Population
7,766

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,315
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Manhattan Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    50.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    253.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Manhattan

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,676
National
$55,322
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Manhattan Reviews

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Manhattan is a very friendly town, wonderful to raise children in. It's a small town so in the school district all the kids know each other. There is plenty of space to explore the beautiful farm scenery. Additionally, one will get a small town feel but if they want a nightlife the bordering towns are not a far drive. There is not many jobs, mostly just jobs for high school kids. A very safe atmosphere. The teachers are highly qualified and try to help your child with any of their difficulties.
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Small town country feel but short drive to everything. Property taxes are high compared to nearby towns because there are only a few businesses but housing cost is about $20k-$50k less than surrounding towns. Excellent schools. Quiet and extremely safe area. Good mix of new construction and older homes. Walking trails and Round Barn park for outdoor enjoyment. Irish fest a couple of weeks before St. Patrick's day and cruise nights on Mondays in the summer. Local farmers market as well. Lots of farmland with subdivisions scattered throughout.
Manhattan is a small community, with around 7,000-10,000 residents. If you are a person that is looking for a place with a fancy and energetic nightlife, then Manhattan is not the town for you. Manhattan has very little large businesses present, but there is no shortage of nice affordable housing.