Manchester, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Manchester, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Manchester Census Designated Place had a population of 11,218 as of July 1, 2016. Manchester ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Manchester is located at latitude 37.4891 and longitude -77.5439 in Chesterfield County. The formal boundaries for the Manchester Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The Manchester Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584873) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2016.

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Manchester, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,218
Population in Households 11,160
Population in Familes 8,710
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 1,893
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 4,480
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,835
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,969 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,779 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,701 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 489 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $191,510
Average Home Value $195,709


Median Household Income $54,265
Average Household Income $68,527
Per Capita Income $27,085
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.85%
Households 0.43% 0.82%
Families 0.39% 0.67%
Median Household Income   -0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Manchester, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manchester to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 113 81st
Population Density1 # 140 77th
Diversity Index2 # 59 90th
Median Household Income # 235 61st
Per Capita Income # 259 56th

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