Manchester, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Manchester, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Manchester Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Chesterfield County at latitude 37.4891 and longitude -77.5439. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 292 feet.

The formal official name is the Manchester Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Manchester, Virginia.

The U5 Census Class Code for Manchester indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Manchester Census Designated Place, VA Boundary Map


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Manchester, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,887
Population in Households 10,823
Population in Familes 8,460
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 1,835
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 4,406
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,805
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,739 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,667 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 488 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $183,381
Average Home Value $191,995


Median Household Income $52,703
Average Household Income $66,416
Per Capita Income $26,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.18% 0.46%
Households 0.24% 0.52%
Families 0.32% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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 591 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 112 81st
Population Density1 # 142 76th
Diversity Index2 # 58 91st
Median Household Income # 247 58th
Per Capita Income # 238 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.