The Mankato MSA has had steady population growth since 2010. In the 10-year period between July 2010 and July 2020, the population of the Mankato MSA grew by 6.99%. This exceeded the combined growth rate of the 32 MSAs in the upper Midwest (MN, ND, SD, IA, WI) by 4.78%. Over the same 10-year period, communities with a similar college-aged population exceeded this, growing by 8.14%; however, those communities had an average population almost double (192,797) than that of the Mankato MSA. Las MSA de población de tamaño similar (las 10 justo arriba y las 10 justo debajo) crecieron solo 0,59%.