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 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, 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Manchester is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Manchester area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Manchester is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.98% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $28,721, 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 French , French Canadian, Italian, and English.

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