Manchester, NH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Manchester, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The City of Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 113,526 as of July 1, 2016. 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 New Hampshire. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Manchester is located at latitude 42.9849 and longitude -71.4441 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.1 sq. miles and a water area of 1.86 sq. miles. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 259 feet.

The City of Manchester (GNIS ID: 873658) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Manchester: Derryfield, Harrytown, Namaskeag, Old Harrytown, Tyng's Town, Tyngstown.

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Manchester, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 113,526
Population in Households 110,889
Population in Familes 80,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,637
Population Density1 3,430
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 47,560
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 26,846
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 51,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,181 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,379 (51.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,800 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $226,101
Average Home Value $241,952


Median Household Income $52,276
Average Household Income $68,247
Per Capita Income $29,149
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.63%
Households 0.62% 0.69%
Families 0.47% 0.59%
Median Household Income   -1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.13%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Manchester, NH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manchester to the other 97 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Hampshire by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 2 99th
Diversity Index2 # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 58 41st
Per Capita Income # 54 45th

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