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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 Population30,364
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+15,065
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married40.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.8%
Median Earnings25+$38,821
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,891
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,521

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,675
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,087
Median House Value$167,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.7%
Irish14.7%
Italian11.9%
English8.4%
French Except Basque8.3%
German8.3%
Polish6.7%
Canadian4.6%
West Indian2.8%
Scottish2%
African1.9%
Portuguese1.8%
Jamaican1.7%
Swedish1.5%
Lithuanian1.4%
Haitian1%
Dutch0.9%
Ghanaian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Russian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Ugandan0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Czech0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Arab0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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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
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Manchester Public Schools

Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy
1151 Main St
(860) 647-3571
Middle
Total Enrollment 411
Great Path Academy Middle College High School At M
60 Bidwell St Ms2
(860) 521-3700
High
Total Enrollment 274
Manchester Transition Center
454 Main St
High
Total Enrollment 9
Howell Cheney Technical High School
791 West Middle Turnpike
(860) 649-5396
High
Total Enrollment 673
Robertson School
65 North School St
(860) 647-3372
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Manchester Preschool Center
70 Washington St
(860) 647-3501
Primary
Total Enrollment 194
Nathan Hale School
160 Spruce St
(860) 647-3346
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Bowers School
141 Princeton St
(860) 647-3313
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Buckley School
250 Vernon St
(860) 647-3302
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Great Path Academy At Mcc
Ms2
(860) 512-3560
High
Total Enrollment 246
Illing Middle School
227 East Middle Turnpike
(860) 647-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 836
Manchester High School
134 East Middle Turnpike
(860) 647-3530
High
Total Enrollment 1779
Waddell School
163 Broad St
(860) 647-3392
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Odyssey Community School
579 West Middle Turnpike
(860) 645-1234
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Highland Park School
397 Porter St
(860) 647-3430
Keeney School
179 Keeney St
(860) 647-3354
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Martin School
140 Dartmouth Rd
(860) 647-3367
Primary
Total Enrollment 253
Manchester Regional Academy
665 Wetherell St
(860) 647-3495
High
Total Enrollment 93
Verplanck School
126 Olcott St
(860) 647-3383
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Washington School
94 Cedar St
(860) 647-3332
Primary
Total Enrollment 302

Manchester Private Schools

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