Overview

Introduction to North Manchester, Indiana

North Manchester, Indiana, in Wabash county, is 34 miles W of Fort Wayne, Indiana and 87 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana.

North Manchester History

North Manchester was established in 1837. It was founded by Peter Ogan and named after Manchester, England. It is located on the Eel River in Wabash County, which was created in 1835 and named after the Wabash River. Wabash is the Miami Indian name for pure white. It was named because much of the riverbed is formed of limestone. The city was the center of automobile manufacturing for the DeWitt Motor Company during the early 1900s.

North Manchester and nearby Attractions

  • North Manchester Center for History
  • Black Pine Animal Park
  • Dan Quayle Center & Museum
  • Indian Trails Park
  • Doranew Holland State Recreation Area

Things To Do In North Manchester

North Manchester is home to a number of parks and recreational areas, including Salamonie Lake, Lake Clare, Lakeside Park and the Indian Trails Park. The Tokens 'n' Tickets Amusement Park is a popular recreational spot for children. The Wabash County Historical Museum and the North Manchester Center for History are the local museums.

North Manchester Transportation

Fort Wayne International is the nearest major airport.

North Manchester Higher Education

Manchester College is the local college. Other nearby universities include Indiana Wesleyan University, the University of Notre Dame and Anderson University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,917
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+2,376
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married37.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,065
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,393

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,469
% Above Poverty Level86.8%
% Below Poverty Level13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone39.2%
Median Gross Rent$751
Median House Value$91,800

Ancestry

German30.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
Irish10.1%
English9.4%
Italian1.9%
Dutch1.8%
Polish1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Swiss1.2%
Swedish0.8%
Russian0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Macedonian0.6%
African0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Ethiopian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Arab0.2%
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North Manchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wabash County
Standard Zip Codes46962
Phone Area Codes260
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude41
Approximate Longitude-85.77

North 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)

StationWABASH
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationCOLUMBIA CITY
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andrews938$44,837
Claypool520$40,417
Lagro479$39,583
Roann412$49,375
Silver Lake951$52,031
South Whitley1,837$62,159

North Manchester Public Libraries

North Manchester Public Library
405 NORTH MARKET STREET
North Manchester, Indiana
(260) 982-4773

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