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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 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 industries to 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,021
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+15,210
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married39.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.7%
Median Earnings25+$39,159
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,011
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,382

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,134
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,104
Median House Value$166,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.8%
Irish14.9%
Italian12.1%
German8%
English8%
French Except Basque7.8%
Polish6.5%
Canadian4.2%
West Indian2.5%
African2.2%
Scottish2%
Swedish1.9%
Portuguese1.8%
Jamaican1.6%
Lithuanian1%
Ghanaian1%
Dutch0.9%
Haitian0.8%
Greek0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Ugandan0.5%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Romanian0.2%
British0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Manchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hartford County
Standard Zip Codes6040, 6042
P.O. Box Zip Codes6045
Company Zip Codes6041
Phone Area Codes860
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.78
Approximate Longitude-72.51

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)

StationHARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance7.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationHARTFORD BRADLEY INTL AP
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationSTORRS
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches

Manchester Public Libraries

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

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Manchester Hospitals

Manchester Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
71 Haynes St
(860) 647-4780

Manchester Public Schools

Bowers School
141 Princeton Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Buckley School
250 Vernon Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy
1151 Main Street
ZIP: 6040
Middle
Total Enrollment 404
Highland Park School
397 Porter Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Howell Cheney Technical High School
791 West Middle Turnpike
ZIP: 6040
High
Total Enrollment 654
Illing Middle School
227 East Middle Turnpike
ZIP: 6040
Middle
Total Enrollment 807
Keeney School
179 Keeney Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Manchester High School
134 East Middle Turnpike
ZIP: 6040
High
Total Enrollment 1526
Manchester Preschool Center
70 Washington Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 165
Manchester Regional Academy
665 Wetherell Street
ZIP: 6040
High
Total Enrollment 59
Manchester Transition Center
454 Main Street
ZIP: 6040
High
Total Enrollment 12
Martin School
140 Dartmouth Road
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
New Horizons
665 Wetherell Street
ZIP: 6040
High
Total Enrollment 29
Odyssey Community School
579 West Middle Turnpike
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Robertson School
65 North School Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Verplanck School
126 Olcott Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Waddell School
163 Broad Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Washington School
94 Cedar Street
ZIP: 6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Bentley Alternative Education Program
134 East Middle Turnpike
ZIP: 6042
High
Total Enrollment 51
Great Path Academy Middle College High School At Mcc
60 Bidwell Street Ms#2
ZIP: 6045
High
Total Enrollment 256

Manchester Private Schools

Assumption School
27 Adams St S
ZIP: 6040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 121
Birch Mountain Day School
645 Birch Mountain Rd
ZIP: 6040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Clinical Day School - Manchester Memorial Hospital
71 Haynes St
ZIP: 6040
Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
St James School
73 Park St
ZIP: 6040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 375
Summit School/new Hope Manor
42 Prospect St
ZIP: 6040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Community Child Guidance Clinic
317 N Main St
ZIP: 6042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
East Catholic High School
115 New State Rd
ZIP: 6042
Secondary
Total Enrollment 685
St Bridget School
74 Main St
ZIP: 6042
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
The Cornerstone Christian School
236 Main St
ZIP: 6042
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 146
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