Highest-income areas in: Kansas

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Highest-income areas in: Kansas

Manhattan

2009 per capita income: $40,345
2008 per capita income: $38,485
Metro's wealth rank in U.S.: 60
Unemployment rate: 5.3 percent
Most populous city in state: Wichita

The Manhattan area, home to Kansas State University, has risen to become Kansas' wealthiest metro area due in part to rising pay and benefits for military members at Fort Riley, reported WIBW-TV. The metro has a population of more than 123,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.