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 113,790 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 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 113,790
Daytime Population: Workers 62,396
Daytime Population: Residents 54,682
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 117,078
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 111,143
Population in Familes 80,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,647
Population Density2 3,438
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $55,981
Average Household Income $71,693
Per Capita Income $30,466


Total Housing Units 51,578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,325 (41.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,143 (50.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,110 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $229,103
Average Home Value $245,326


Total Households 47,468
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 26,656
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 0.52% 0.61%
Households 0.5% 0.62%
Families 0.31% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 2 99th
Diversity Index # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 52 47th
Per Capita Income # 50 49th

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