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Overview

Introduction to Manchester, Connecticut

Manchester, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 85 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Manchester has a population of approximately 54,740.

Manchester History

Colonists settled in Manchester in the 1670s. At that time, it was primarily a farming community. The community was named after the English city of Manchester. The presence of numerous brooks and rivers in this region provided the necessary resources for lumber, paper, and textile industriesto flourish. Manchester thusly grew into an industrial town. It was initially incorporated as a part of East Hartford in 1783. It was later incorporated as a separate town in 1823. The world's largest silk mill was established here in 1838.

Manchester and nearby Attractions

  • Old Manchester Museum
  • Cheney Homestead
  • Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society
  • Laurel Lake
  • Northview Ski Slope
  • Charter Oak Park

Things To Do In Manchester

While in Manchester, one can visit one of many historical sites and museums like the Old Manchester Museum, the Lutz Children's Museum, the Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society and the Cheney Homestead.

Manchester Transportation

Hartford-Brainard Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Manchester Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by Manchester Community College. Other institutes nearby include Trinity College'and the University of Hartford.

People

Total Population 30,883
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 15,258
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 40.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.9%
Median Earnings25+ $38,506
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,782
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,636

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,682
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,077
Median House Value $169,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.1%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Manchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 85 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hartford
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06040, 06043
P.O. Box Zip Codes 06045
Company Zip Codes 06041
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.775
Longitude -72.521

Manchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station HARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Manchester Public Libraries

Library
Manchester Public Library
586 MAIN ST.
Manchester, Connecticut
(860) 643-2471
Library Web Site

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Manchester Hospitals

MANCHESTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
71 HAYNES ST
(860) 647-4780
Emergency Service: No

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Manchester High Schools

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MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL
134 EAST MIDDLETPKE.
860-647-3530
Serves 2,217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

HOWELL CHENEY V-T SCHOOL
791 WEST MIDDLE TPKE.
860-649-5396
A Vocational School
Serves 575 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

GREAT PATH ACADEMY AT MCC
60 BIDWELL STREET
860-512-3560
A Magnet School.
Serves 65 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

MANCHESTER REGIONAL ACADEMY
665 WETHERELL ST.
860-647-3495
A Special Education School
Serves 61 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.3

HOMEBOUND
45 NORTH SCHOOL STREET
860-647-3441
A Non-traditional School

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