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Manchester, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Manchester is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Carroll County at latitude 39.6532 and longitude -76.8867. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 988 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Manchester, but most people and references simply refer to it as Manchester, Maryland.

The P1 Census Class Code for Manchester indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Manchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Manchester: Noodle Doosey.

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Manchester, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,156
Population in Households 5,070
Population in Familes 4,474
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 2,205
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,763
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 1,383
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,492 (83.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 272 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 ( 1.4%)
Median Home Value $294,955
Average Home Value $310,245


Median Household Income $87,217
Average Household Income $98,964
Per Capita Income $34,697
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.66% 1.12%
Households 1.83% 1.22%
Families 2.04% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manchester to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 190 64th
Population Density1 # 167 68th
Diversity Index2 # 381 27th
Median Household Income # 158 70th
Per Capita Income # 200 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.