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Manchester, New Hampshire - Basic Facts

The City of Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 114,049 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.9956 and longitude -71.4548 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manchester 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.

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

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Manchester, NH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Manchester, NH Housing Affordability Index is 99
State of New Hampshire Housing Affordability Index is 107
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Manchester, NH Wealth Index is 70
State of New Hampshire Wealth Index is 122
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 114,049
Population in Households 111,471
Population in Families 80,059
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,578
Population Density 3,448
Diversity Index1 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,588
Average Household Income $76,293
Per Capita Income $32,026
Wealth Index3 70

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 51,788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,237 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,534 (53.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,017 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $236,289
Housing Affordability Index2 99
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 47,771
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 26,686
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.44% 0.47%
Households 0.47% 0.51%
Families 0.26% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

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, 2019 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 Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 51 48th
Per Capita Income # 43 57th

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