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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Manchester is a town in Kentucky with a population of 1,491. Manchester is in Clay County. Living in Manchester offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Manchester tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$503
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Manchester Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    223.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    148.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    148.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    595.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    297.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Manchester

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,273
National
$55,322
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Manchester Reviews

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There really isn't a sense of community in this area. People rarely interact with each other. If people do interact, it tends to be a violent situation at most times. The people who live here tend to live here for a long time simply because they were born here or they are stuck here with no where else to go. This community is fairly pet friendly, but there are many strays and hardly anything for families to do around here. There is a little bitty park down the road from where I live, but the play equipment isn't that great and most of it is rusted and/or broken. There are community events every now and then, but they don't happen very often.
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The houses don't look too bad in this area, but there are many that are run-down and vacant. The houses are expensive to even rent and utilities cost a lot as well. The best areas to reside are just outside of the city limits and within, but the worst is near the local library. There are a lot of people who are on drugs that live in that particular area.
If I had a do over of where I decided to live, I definitely would not have chosen this place. This is the number one hardest to live places in the unite states. There are hardly any jobs, and the majority of the county is poor. A lot of the neighborhood are on some sort of drugs and there is a lot of domestic violence going on around this place. The schools do not have up-to-date learning materials. Students are learning from outdated textbooks.