Manchester, NH
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Manchester is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 110,229 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the largest community in New Hampshire. Manchester has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 office and administrative support (13.91%), sales jobs (12.12%), and management occupations (8.27%).

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.

In terms of college education, Manchester is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.39% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $28,162, which is lower middle income relative to New Hampshire, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,648 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include French , French Canadian, English, and Italian.

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