Manchester, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Manchester, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Manchester had a population of 2,870 as of July 1, 2017. Manchester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Manchester is located at latitude 40.0613 and longitude -76.7193 in York County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Manchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 502 feet.

The Borough of Manchester (GNIS ID: 1215753) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Manchester population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Manchester, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,870
Population in Households 2,870
Population in Familes 2,311
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,654
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,221
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 847
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 799 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 422 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $163,746
Average Home Value $165,821


Median Household Income $55,137
Average Household Income $65,001
Per Capita Income $26,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.53% 0.48%
Households 0.53% 0.44%
Families 1.29% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Manchester, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manchester to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 472 73rd
Population Density1 # 299 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 399 78th
Median Household Income # 667 62nd
Per Capita Income # 862 51st

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