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Greater Mankato, a metropolitan statistical area, is a regional manufacturing, education, health care and trade center. Recently, Forbes ranked Mankato #3 in the nation on the 2014 "Best Small Places for Business and Careers."

Each day more than 300,000 people live, go to school, work in or visit Greater Mankato. More than 1.6 million people live within 60 miles of the market's economic center. The community is recognized for its exceptional quality of life, educated workforce and worker productivity. In addition to jobs, higher education and premier health care, community features include arts, recreation and other metropolitan amenities without the hassles associated with heavily urbanized areas. The city of Mankato is proud to be at the center of the Greater Mankato regional marketplace. For more information on Mankato, visit ci.mankato.mn.us.


Blue Earth
South Central
Distance from Minneapolis:
Distance from nearest MSA*:
0 Miles from Mankato-North Mankato MSA
US Congressional District:
MN Legislative District(s):
19A, 19B, 23B


Community Information


40,641 (U.S. Census Bureau, QuickFacts)

Labor Force Participation Rate:


Job Growth (2010 -2013):

4.82% (QCEW, MN DEED)

High School Graduation Rate:

94.4% (2017 5-year ACS)

Bachelors Degree (25+):

36.5% (2017 5-year ACS)

Average Household Income:

$62,776 (2017 5-year ACS)

Travel Time:

15.5 minutes (2017 5-year ACS)

Distance to Domestic/ Charter Air:
0 miles  - Mankato Airport
Distance to International Air:

80 - Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport

Distance to Rail:

In Community



Map of Mankato, Minnesota

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