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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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 111,657. Manchester is in Hillsborough County. Living in Manchester offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
111,657

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,086
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    402.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    129.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    298.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,137.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    146.3
    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
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    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
$58,227
National
$55,322
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Manchester is an amazing small city that is close to Boston, has a Major Airport, and is filled with opportunities to fins and enjoy numenrous different kinds of nightlife, educational and career opportunities. There is alot of crime, drug activity and a massive homeless population which take over the beautiful parks, which cannot be enjoyed safely with family, as they become strewn with vomit, feces and needles. There are also too many "underground sober houses" that have many ethical violations. I wish that we had more residential treatment programs.
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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.
I live in Manchester, New Hampshire. If you look it up, you might find articles about drugs, violence, or gangs. However, there is so much more to my city. We are diverse, and we care about making this city a better place. Other towns in our state see my city as ghetto and too far gone. They don't know the amount of effort we put into making it a better place. If you take a look closer, you will notice our beautiful murals all around the city. You will also see how many different cultures there are. Each culture is understanding of the other. My city definitely has its flaws, but there is always a bright side.