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Overview

Introduction to Manchester, Iowa

Manchester, Iowa, in Delaware county, is located 34 miles N of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center) and is 184 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city has a population of approximately 5,257.

Manchester History

Manchester is the county seat of Delaware County. The city was named after a city of Manchester in England. In 1866, Manchester was incorporated by the Iowa State Legislature. Delaware County was founded in 1840 and was named after Delaware Senator John M. Clayton.

Manchester and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Rock State Park
  • Pinicon Ridge County Park
  • Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  • Granger House Museum
  • Marion Heritage Center
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument

Things To Do In Manchester

While in Manchester tourists can visit Brucemore and the State Trout Hatchery. The Buffalo Creek County Park and Backbone State Park offer facilities for camping, canoeing, and fishing. You can also visit the Bixby State Preserve and the Wilder Memorial Museum. Kids love to visit the National Farm Toy Museum. There are many churches in the city that can be visited too. Manchester also hosts the Delaware County Fair every year in the month of July.

Manchester Transportation

One can avail air transportation from Quad City International Airport.

Manchester Higher Education

Higher education opportunities are offered by the Kirkwood Community College, Upper Iowa University, University of Iowa, and Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar.

People

Total Population 5,126
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,492
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $31,780
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,529
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,451

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,127
% Above Poverty Level 86.1%
% Below Poverty Level 13.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $576
Median House Value $95,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 23.7%

Manchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles N of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 184 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Delaware
Standard Zip Codes 52057
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.484
Longitude -91.455

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 MANCHESTER #2
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.1 inches
Station ELKADER 5 SSW
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
Station ANAMOSA 1 WNW
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Manchester, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Dutchtown (52057)

Oneida (52057)

Thorpe (52057)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Delaware 176 $49,167
Delhi 393 $66,563
Dundee 155 $45,625
Earlville 780 $75,179
Greeley 320 $52,188

Manchester Public Libraries

Library
Manchester Public Library
300 N. FRANKLIN
Manchester, Iowa
(319) 927-3719

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Manchester Hospitals

REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
709 W MAIN
(563) 927-3232
Emergency Service: Yes

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Manchester High Schools

WEST DELAWARE HIGH SCHOOL
701 NEW ST
563-927-5002
Serves 684 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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