Manchester, MO

Manchester profile

Living in Manchester

Manchester is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 18,073 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 37th largest community in Missouri.

Manchester real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Manchester house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Manchester is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manchester is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in sales jobs (12.74%), business and financial occupations (12.09%), and management occupations (11.80%).

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Manchester, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Manchester is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.09% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2018 was $42,176, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $168,704 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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