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Welcome to Manchester ...

The city of Manchester is located in Dickinson County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Manchester, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1889.

When the people of Manchester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Manchesterite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Manchester has a population of 95 people<3> (see below for details).

Manchester is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Manchester lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Manchester: (785)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Manchester had an population of 95 people (or a decrease of 6.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manchester had a population of 95 people. This makes Manchester the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 95 people, the population of Manchester decreased 6.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 102 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Manchester.

Communities Also Named Manchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Kansas communities named Manchester: This one is located in Dickinson County and the other is located in Thomas County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 47 communities that are also named Manchester - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Manchester.

Communities near Manchester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Manchester.

  • Abilene
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Chapman
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Solomon
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Wakefield
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Enterprise
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Bennington
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Miltonvale
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • New Cambria
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
    • New Cambria is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
  • Longford
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longford
    • Longford is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
    • Longford has also been known as:
    • Longford Station
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longford <5>
  • Oak Hill
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill is located in Clay County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manchester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Manchester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Manchester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Manchester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manchester. See our Newspapers Page for Manchester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Manchester ...

Looking for more information about Manchester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Manchester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Manchester.

Adding Manchester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Manchester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Manchester was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Manchester post office opened in 1889.

We also found Manchester in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Manchester.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Manchester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dickinson County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Dickinson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Manchester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Manchester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Manchester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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