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.
Manchester is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 office and administrative support (17.27%), sales jobs (13.17%), and management occupations (12.25%).
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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Manchester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Manchester perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Manchester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Manchester, the average commute to work is 35.22 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Manchester who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.19% of adults in Manchester have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $34,381, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,524 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 Indic languages and Russian.