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The Mankato-North Mankato metro area has had steady population growth since 2010.  Over the last 9 years, the MSA has grown by 4.14%.  On average, the 32 MSAs in the upper Midwest (MN, ND, SD, IA, WI) grew by 7.54%.  However, many (30) of those MSAs are larger in size therefore grow at a much faster rate.  The same can be said of MSAs with a similar percent of college age students (18-24 years old) with an average population more than double (220,905) that of Mankato-North Mankato.  MSAs of similar size population (the 10 just above and the 10 just below) grew by only .2%.


The Mankato-North Mankato ranks well when comparing our community to others with a similar population, communities with a similar college-aged population, and other communities across the midwest.


For the full report and a detailed look at Mankato-North Mankato compared to communities of similar size, download the Greater Mankato Economic Report below - or review reports from prior years.

Download the 2021 Greater Mankato Economic Report (PDF)

Download the 2020 Greater Mankato Economic Report (PDF)

Download the 2018 Greater Mankato Economic Report (PDF)

Review our most recent jobs report: March 2022 Employment Figures – Jobs & Employment Hold Mostly Steady – Greater Mankato Growth Blog (greatermankatoblog.com)

The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership