Profile for Manchester, New Hampshire, NH
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State's industrial center
Manchester is a city in Hillsborough County.
The community was named after the city in England.
The latitude of Manchester is 42.995N. The longitude is -71.455W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 262 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 108,871.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Manchester demographic reports
Manchester is on the Merrimack River.
Former and merged names include:
Once home to the world's largest cotton textile mill.
Public transportation: Manchester Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 301. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Revolutionary War Gen. John Stark
· Adam Sandler, comedian and actor
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Starbucks, Chock Full o' Nuts, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
- Gendi Greek Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
- Greekfest - Aug. 18-19, 2007
- Latino Festival - Aug. 17-18, 2007
- Jazz & Blues Festival - June 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Manchester web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Performing arts: New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra
Sports teams: New Hampshire Fisher Cats (minor league baseball), Monarchs (AHL)
Historic sites and museums: SEE Science Center, Currier Museum of Art, Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum, Franco-American Centre, Zimmerman House (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright), Millyard Museum
Colleges and universities:
Southern New Hampshire University, Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire Community Technical College, University of New Hampshire-Manchester, Hesser College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 103
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Ancestry & family history
5% of Manchester residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manchester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manchester was $21,244, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Manchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Manchester festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Latino Festival - A
- Gendi Greek Festival - S
- Jazz & Blues Festival - J
- Greekfest - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Manchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $569. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,183.
Libraries in Manchester include American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester City Library, West Side Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Manchester include Manchester Union Leader
TV stations in Manchester include WMUR.
Hillsborough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manchester political report.
Manchester restaurants taking online reservations include Baldwin's on Elm ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Manchester workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Manchester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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