Manchester, CT Profile: Facts & Data


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Manchester, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Manchester Census Designated Place had a population of 30,687 as of July 1, 2018. Manchester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Manchester is located at latitude 41.7815 and longitude -72.5183 in Hartford County. The formal boundaries for the Manchester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Hartford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 272 feet.

The Manchester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378342) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Manchester Census Designated Place is located within Town of Manchester, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hartford County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Manchester: Manchester Center.

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Manchester, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 30,687
Population in Households 30,359
Population in Familes 22,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 328
Population Density2 4,749
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $56,052
Average Household Income $73,303
Per Capita Income $30,869


Total Housing Units 13,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,687 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,157 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 963 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $189,500
Average Home Value $199,817


Total Households 12,844
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,379
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.04% 0.04%
Households -0.05% -0.02%
Families -0.13% -0.06%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

Manchester, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manchester to the other 142 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 23 85th
Population Density # 11 93rd
Diversity Index # 17 89th
Median Household Income # 114 20th
Per Capita Income # 109 24th

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