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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Manchester is a town in Iowa with a population of 5,047. Manchester is in Delaware County. Living in Manchester offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Manchester there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Manchester and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Manchester are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$535
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Manchester Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    298.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    79.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    516.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,550.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    119.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Manchester

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,089
National
$55,322

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Manchester Reviews

16 reviews
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It's a very welcoming and community-based town. I recently moved here a year ago and I am very happy we did. The schools have a lot of opportunities and activities. Also, there is a lot to do in town. Like swim, eat out, shop and water raft. The location is great because its close to larger cities like Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Ia City etc. If you do not live here I recommend to visit.
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I love knowing most of the people in town and how the community supports the school's sports and music programs! It's my home.
Judgmental people, but overall a great small town. A lovely white-water park with plenty of traffic. Booming small businesses and a great tourist town.