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North Mankato
—  City  —
Location of North Mankato in Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°10′12.04″N 94°00′49.61″W / 44.1700111°N 94.0137806°W / 44.1700111; -94.0137806
Country United States
State Minnesota
Counties Nicollet, Blue Earth
 - Mayor Gary Zellmer
 - Total 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 - Land 4.7 sq mi (12.2 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2008)
 - Total 12,530
 - Density 2,502.5/sq mi (967.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56003
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-47068[1]
GNIS feature ID 0648669[2]

North Mankato is a city in Blue Earth and Nicollet counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 11,798 at the 2000 census. While most of the city is in Nicollet County, it extends into Blue Earth County a small amount as well. It is neighbored to the south across the Minnesota River by Mankato, Minnesota. North Mankato is the smaller of the two principal cities of the Mankato–North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Blue Earth and Nicollet counties[3] and had a combined population of 85,712 at the 2000 census.[1]

North Mankato was incorporated as a village in 1898.

U.S. Routes 14 and 169 and Minnesota State Highway 60 are three of the main arterial routes in the city.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.4 km²), of which, 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.67%) is water.


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 2,822
1940 3,517 24.6%
1950 4,788 36.1%
1960 5,927 23.8%
1970 7,347 24.0%
1980 9,145 24.5%
1990 10,164 11.1%
2000 11,798 16.1%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,798 people, 4,744 households, and 3,178 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,502.5 people per square mile (967.1/km²). There were 5,046 housing units at an average density of 1,070.3/sq mi (413.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.47% White, 0.65% African American, 0.24% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.

There were 4,744 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,816, and the median income for a family was $59,265. Males had a median income of $38,720 versus $25,713 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,916. About 5.3% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.


The old North Mankato Public School building, now Belltower Apartments, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Hoover Elementary School
  • Monroe Elementary School
  • Garfield 6th Grade Elementary School
  • Dakota Meadows Middle School
  • South Central College


  • Taylor Corporation


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