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 85.59% 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 (13.90%), management occupations (11.66%), and sales jobs (10.83%).
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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Manchester use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Manchester‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
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: 38.76% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $32,919, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,676 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 14.13% 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 16.99% 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.