Manchester, CT
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Manchester is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 58,007 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 15th largest community in Connecticut.

Manchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.94% 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 (13.59%), sales jobs (11.15%), and management occupations (11.01%).

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 education level of Manchester citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.72% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $32,558, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,232 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manchester is a very 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 15.08% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include Italian, German, English, and French .

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