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North Mankato


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North Mankato is part of the urban center of the Mankato-North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located just one hour south of Minneapolis/St. Paul with convenient access right off highways 169 and 14. Nestled along the bluffs at the bend of the Minnesota River in south-central Minnesota, North Mankato is home to 13,500 friendly residents. In addition to the city’s lively economic development scene and low cost of doing business, North Mankato also offers a high quality of living. From numerous parks and trails to the home of the state renowned Caswell Park, this city offers a multitude of adventurous opportunities.

The city of North Mankato is proud to be part of the Greater Mankato regional marketplace. Learn more: northmankato.com




South Central
Distance from Minneapolis:
Distance from nearest MSA*:
0 Miles from Mankato-North Mankato MSA
US Congressional District:
MN Legislative District(s):
19A, 1


Community Information


13,500 (U.S. Census Bureau, QuickFacts)

Labor Force Participation Rate:


Job Growth (2010 -2013):

4.25% (QCEW, MN DEED)

High School Graduation Rate:
Bachelors Degree (25+):

35.5% (2017 5-year ACS)

Average Household Income:

$78,113 (2017 5-year ACS)

Travel Time:

16.4 minutes (2017 5-year ACS)

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

80 - Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport

Distance to Rail:

1 mile


Map of North Mankato, Minnesota


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