Manchester, KY
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Manchester is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,401 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 238th largest community in Kentucky.

Manchester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Manchester is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in healthcare (16.60%), sales jobs (15.80%), and office and administrative support (13.00%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Manchester spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.38 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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, the citizens of Manchester rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.07% of adults 25 and older in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $18,443, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,772 for a family of four. Manchester also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.64% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Manchester is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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