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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in office and administrative support (9.25%), management occupations (7.73%), and sales jobs (7.38%).

Of important note, Manchester is also a city of artists. Manchester has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Manchester’s character.

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 18.68 minutes getting to work every day.

Manchester is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Manchester is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.92% of adults 25 and older in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $24,236, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,944 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 African languages.

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