Manchester, CT


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Living in Manchester

Manchester is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 57,873 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 15th largest community in Connecticut.

Manchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.05%), management occupations (11.36%), and sales jobs (10.50%).

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.

The population of Manchester is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 38.40% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $33,154, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,616 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 14.52% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include Italian, German, English, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Manchester's cultural character, accounting for 15.72% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Manchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.