Manchester, NH Profile: Facts & 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 114,053 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 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 114,053
Population in Households 111,402
Population in Familes 80,910
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,651
Population Density2 3,446
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $57,098
Average Household Income $72,901
Per Capita Income $30,983


Total Housing Units 51,534 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,690 (38.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 27,910 (54.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,934 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $236,220
Average Home Value $252,277


Total Households 47,600
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 26,697
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 0.49% 0.51%
Households 0.48% 0.52%
Families 0.29% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 50 49th
Per Capita Income # 48 52nd

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