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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Manchester is a city in New Hampshire with a population of 110,601. Manchester is in Hillsborough County. Living in Manchester offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Manchester there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Manchester and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Manchester...
Population
110,601

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,063
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Manchester Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    431.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    83.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    157.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    443.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,014.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    167.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Manchester

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,467
National
$55,322
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Manchester Reviews

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There are too many homeless people on the streets and the opiate epidemic is still prevalent. NH does a poor job providing resources for these people as well as providing ways to get these people to want to get off the streets and want to stop doing drugs. The emergency departments are flooded with psychiatric patients, who are constantly readmissions and there is limited inpatient psychiatric units. It is injustice that out-patient mental health community settings will stop seeing patients if they miss three appointments. This leads to decompensation and decreased medication compliance, therefore, admission to hospitals. Fortunately, NH reformed there 10 year mental health plan with hopes to decrease these common issues and cause change.
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New Hampshire's largest city is definitely not lacking in amenities and entertainment! Up and down Elm Street, South Willow, South River, and many other places, the streets are lined with bars, restaurants, clubs, and shops, with incredible variety to keep anyone interested. From the regular big name shows and sporting events at the SNHU arena to the dozens of fine shops and food options at the Mall of New Hampshire, classic and contemporary titles showing at the Palace Theater to summertime farmers' markets in several locations, Manchester has something for everyone.
Manchester’s location in the heart of New England offers easy access to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Canada and the West Coast, as well as puts it within easy driving distance of Vermont and Maine. New Hampshire’s biggest town is perfectly located for year round fun- from sporty winter adventures to summer activities such as hiking, tubing, swimming, boogie-boarding and whale watching.