Manchester, MD
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Manchester is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,818 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 129th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Manchester are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Manchester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manchester is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in sales jobs (16.80%), office and administrative support (15.23%), and management occupations (11.97%).

Also of interest is that Manchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Manchester is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Manchester a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Manchester has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Manchester’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Manchester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.00 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Manchester citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.10% of adults in Manchester have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $34,887, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,548 for a family of four.

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 Polish.

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

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