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The City of Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire with a population of 114,645 as of July 1, 2021. 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 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, 2021)


Total Population 114,645 (100%)
Population in Households 112,139 (97.8%)
Population in Families 79,995 (69.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,506 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 3,466
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $60,760
Average Household Income $78,867
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $33,190
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 52,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,019 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,172 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,976 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $260,708
Average Home Value $279,773
Housing Affordability Index3 104


Total Households 48,192
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 26,658
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.41% 0.44%
Households 0.46% 0.48%
Families 0.2% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   0.61%

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, 2021 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
Median Household Income # 59 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 17 18th
Per Capita Income # 49 51st
Diversity Index # 3 98th

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