Manchester, Michigan

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Manchester, Michigan

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High Points

Manchester strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Manchester Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Manchester Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Manchester Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Manchester People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Manchester Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Manchester, Michigan

Comparing Manchester to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 3
Age of the Population 4 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 5
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Short Commute Times 3 2
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 4
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2

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Manchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles SW of Ann Arbor, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Washtenaw
Standard Zip Codes 48158
Phone Area Codes 734
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.15
Longitude -84.037

Manchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ADRIAN 2 NNE
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.3 inches
Station MILAN 4 ESE
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches
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Manchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,160 100%
Male 1,021 47.3%
Female 1,139 52.7%
Under 18 576 26.7%
18+ 1,584 73.3%
65+ 308 14.3%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3
White 2,122 98.2%
African-American 8 0.4%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.5%
Other 9 0.4%
Mixed Race 7 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 32 1.5%

Estimated Manchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,240
Growth 80
Growth % 3.7%

Manchester Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40%
Irish 16.1%
English 8.7%
US/American 7.9%
Italian 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
European 3%
Polish 2.9%
Scottish 1.8%
Hungarian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Czech 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Armenian 1%
Lebanese 0.8%
French Canadian 0.5%
Finnish 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Podunk (48158)
Sharon (48158)
Sharon Hollow (48158)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Manchester 2,160 $56,875
Brooklyn 1,176 $48,750
Chelsea 4,398 $72,266
Grass Lake 1,082 $52,143
Onsted 813 $52,500
Saline 8,034 $73,162
Tecumseh 8,574 $58,239

Manchester Public Libraries

Manchester District Library
912 CITY RD.
Manchester, Michigan
(734) 428-8045
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Manchester High Schools (2004)

Serves 400 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

Manchester Colleges

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