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Manchester is a town in Hartford County, in the Hartford metro area.

The community was named after the city in England.

The latitude of Manchester is 41.775N. The longitude is -72.524W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 253 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 54,740.


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Median household income
Local
$49,426
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Manchester demographic reports
Manchester is on the Hockanum River
Former and merged names include:
· Orford
Developed as a silk-manufacturing center in the 19th and early 20th centuries
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 581. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 10.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Paula Cole, singer, songwriter
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Historic sites and museums: Old Manchester Museum, Lutz Children's Museum, Cheney Homestead, Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society
Colleges and universities: Manchester Community Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Manchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hartford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hartford area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 06040 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Manchester residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $25,989, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Manchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Manchester include Manchester Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Manchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $665.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,234.


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Libraries in Manchester include Manchester Public Library, Whiton Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Manchester include Manchester Journal Inquirer

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The average commute time for Manchester workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 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 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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