North Manchester is a somewhat small town located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 5,971 people and two constituent neighborhoods, North Manchester is the 110th largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Manchester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Manchester is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Manchester who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (9.64%), and maintenance occupations (8.47%).
Of important note, North Manchester is also a town of artists. North Manchester has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape North Manchester’s character.
North Manchester is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in North Manchester enrolled in college, North Manchester has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of North Manchester spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.65 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, North Manchester does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in North Manchester who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.23% of adults in North Manchester have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in North Manchester in 2010 was $18,498, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,992 for a family of four.
The people who call North Manchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Manchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Manchester include English, Irish, Dutch, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in North Manchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.