Manchester, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Manchester, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Manchester Census Designated Place had a population of 12,068 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Manchester, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,068
Population in Households 12,016
Population in Familes 9,447
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density2 2,036
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $57,757
Average Household Income $74,337
Per Capita Income $29,245


Total Housing Units 5,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,919 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,880 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 516 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $194,105
Average Home Value $200,745


Total Households 4,799
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 3,038
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.35% 1.3%
Households 1.16% 1.18%
Families 1.14% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

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, 2018 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 # 109 82nd
Population Density # 137 77th
Diversity Index # 52 91st
Median Household Income # 231 61st
Per Capita Income # 252 58th

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