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Manchester, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Manchester had a population of 1,576 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Manchester is located at latitude 37.1457 and longitude -83.7709 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manchester (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Manchester (GNIS ID: 2405004) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Manchester is located within Manchester Division of Clay County.

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, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,576
Daytime Population: Workers 1,980
Daytime Population: Residents 1,130
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,110
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.97
Population in Households 1,422
Population in Familes 1,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 154
Population Density2 562
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $27,231
Average Household Income $40,197
Per Capita Income $17,102


Total Housing Units 844 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 355 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $89,510
Average Home Value $111,166


Total Households 712
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 450
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.87% -0.64%
Households -1.0% -0.74%
Families 0.03% -0.91%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Manchester, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manchester to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 192 65th
Population Density # 366 32nd
Diversity Index # 201 63rd
Median Household Income # 500 8th
Per Capita Income # 478 12th

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