Manchester is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 110,506 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the largest community in New Hampshire. Much of the housing stock in Manchester was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Manchester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (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.