Manchester, NH
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Living in Manchester


Manchester is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 111,196 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the largest community in New Hampshire.

Unlike some cities, Manchester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Manchester are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.01%), sales jobs (11.86%), and management occupations (8.05%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Manchester, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Manchester is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Manchester a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

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: 28.28% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $29,681, 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 $118,724 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manchester is a very 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 Irish, French, French Canadian, Italian, and English.

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