Manchester, IA
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Manchester is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,073 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 78th largest community in Iowa. Manchester has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Manchester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Manchester are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manchester is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), food service (10.03%), and management occupations (6.74%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.79 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Manchester does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Manchester with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.97% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $24,497, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,988 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

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

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