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. North Manchester has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
North Manchester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Manchester is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Manchester who work in office and administrative support (11.85%), maintenance occupations (9.13%), and sales jobs (9.09%).
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.
One of the benefits of North Manchester is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.11 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of North Manchester citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.88% of adults in North Manchester have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in North Manchester in 2010 was $18,473, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,892 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 French.