Manchester, Pennsylvania

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Manchester, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Manchester Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Manchester People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Manchester, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 8
Racial Diversity 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 2
Age of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Housing Recently Built 7 10
People Living Alone 4 3
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Manchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles W of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County York
Metro Area York
Standard Zip Codes 17345
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.063
Longitude -76.718

Manchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.4 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
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Manchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,350 100%
Male 1,149 48.9%
Female 1,201 51.1%
Under 18 506 21.5%
18+ 1,844 78.5%
65+ 295 12.6%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 2.81
White 2,286 97.3%
African-American 11 0.5%
Asian 6 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.3%
Other 21 0.9%
Mixed Race 20 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 35 1.5%

Estimated Manchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,436
Growth 86
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 48.1%
US/American 18.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
Irish 4.5%
English 4%
Italian 3.5%
Polish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Dutch 1.6%
Swiss 1.4%
Scottish 0.7%
Swedish 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Canadian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Turkish 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
New Zealander 0.2%
European 0.2%
Welsh 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:

Strinestown (17345)

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 2,350 $47,845
Dover 1,815 $46,086
Goldsboro 939 $60,455
Mount Wolf 1,373 $47,813
West York 4,321 $41,574
York 40,862 $30,762
York Haven 809 $32,917
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Manchester High Schools (2004)

Serves 802 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

Manchester Colleges

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