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Manchester, Connecticut - Basic Facts

The Manchester Census Designated Place had a population of 30,953 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Manchester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Manchester: Manchester Center.

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Manchester, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,953
Daytime Population: Workers 10,106
Daytime Population: Residents 14,594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,700
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 30,627
Population in Familes 22,663
Population in Group Qrtrs 326
Population Density2 4,790
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $55,346
Average Household Income $72,473
Per Capita Income $30,518


Total Housing Units 13,870 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,746 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,210 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 914 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $185,248
Average Home Value $197,537


Total Households 12,956
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 7,449
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% 0.2%
Households 0.06% 0.13%
Families -0.02% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 2017 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 # 109 24th
Per Capita Income # 107 25th

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