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. Manchester has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 (14.37%), sales jobs (11.89%), and management occupations (8.32%).

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 that you will notice about Manchester is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Manchester a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The percentage of people in Manchester who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.98% of adults in Manchester have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $28,721, 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 $114,884 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.