Statistics for Blue Township & East Manhattan, Kansas.
Blue Township includes "East Manhattan" which is 100% commercial/industrial.
The portion of Blue Township that lies exclusively in Pottawatomie County
includes virtually all the residential areas in the township as well
as some commercial/industrial.
The population of Blue Township grew 11.2% between 1990 - 2000.
Total population is 1802, almost evenly divided between males (900)
and females (902). 1314 persons are 18 and older (72.9%) Persons 65
and over number 78 (8.3%) The median age is 36.4.
There are 691 households, of which 513 are family households (74.2%)
Average household size is 2.61. Average family size is 3.01.
There are 722 housing units, of which 691 (95.7%) are occupied.
595 of the occupied housing units are owner-occupied (86.1%)
488 children, aged 3 and over are enrolled in school.
There are 1172 persons aged 25 and older. Of them, 94.1% have high
school degrees or more. 30.3% have some college. 6 % have an Associate
degree, 20.6 % a BA, and 11.8% a graduate or professional degree.
There are 1364 persons aged 16 and over. 1069 (78.4%)
are in the labor force. Of them, only 39 are unemployed (2.9%). 14 are
in the military.
A distinctive characteristic of the Blue Township labor force is that
527 (49%) are professional people in finance, real estate, insurance,
scientific, management, administration, education, health, social services,
public administration and/or related fields.
Median household income is $52,891. Median family
income is $61,776. Per capita income is $22,302.
The housing count in the Township grew 17% between 1990 -
Assessed valuation in Blue Township (including the commercial/industrial
areas in East Manhattan and the balance of the township) grew a robust
27.3% in the short period from 1998-2001 alone!
2001 assessed valuation was $13.6 million dollars.
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