Manchester is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 57,584 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 15th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in office and administrative support (11.69%), management occupations (10.86%), and sales jobs (9.43%).
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.
Another interesting thing about Manchester, despite not being a huge town, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The population of Manchester is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.92% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Manchester in 2018 was $37,412, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,648 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Manchester is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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. Manchester also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
Manchester also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.82%.
The most common language spoken in Manchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.