Manchester is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 57,584 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 15th largest community in Connecticut.
Manchester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Manchester is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in office and administrative support (11.94%), management occupations (10.09%), and sales jobs (9.69%).
Also of interest is that Manchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Manchester, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Manchester is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Manchester a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Manchester citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.54% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Manchester in 2018 was $35,940, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,760 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Manchester is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Manchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Manchester also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.12% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Manchester's cultural character, accounting for 17.18% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Manchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.