Manhattan, a town in Kansas, has a population of just over 55,000. Young adults aged 15-24 will find a surplus of peers, as they account for a larger portion of the population here (39%) than nationally (14%), though young professionals are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 32, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Kansas. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 60% of residents are renting despite paying roughly $111 per month more in rent than the state average.
Manhattan residents have an average commute of about 16 minutes, faster than the state average of about 20 minutes. Many residents (45%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not used much. A small percentage of workers (5%) commute on foot, though the number is much greater than the national average.
Manhattan residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose. The four most common are education, entertainment, retail, and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 34% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just under $64,000, Manhattan workers take home around $5,000 less than the average Kansas resident. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Manhattan has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 11% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Additionally, 13% have earned a Bachelor's degree.