Manhattan is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,240 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Manhattan is the 282nd largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Manhattan, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Manhattan, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Manhattan’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Manhattan does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $102,725.00.
Manhattan real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Manhattan house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Manhattan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manhattan is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manhattan who work in office and administrative support (13.99%), sales jobs (9.43%), and teaching (9.10%).
Because of many things, Manhattan is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Manhattan really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Manhattan perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Manhattan is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Manhattan, the average commute to work is 33.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Manhattan, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Manhattan is a relatively small village. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Manhattan citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.49% of adults in Manhattan have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Manhattan in 2018 was $33,182, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $132,728 for a family of four.
The people who call Manhattan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manhattan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Manhattan include Irish, German, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Manhattan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.