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Manchester, Kentucky
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Welcome to Manchester ...

The city of Manchester is located in Clay County and is the County Seat for Clay County.

When the people of Manchester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Manchesterite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Manchester has a population of 1,355 people<2> (see below for details).

Manchester is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Manchester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Manchester: (606)

The ZIP code for Manchester: 40962<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manchester had a population of 1,255 people (or 5.78% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Manchester the county's most populous community.

The population of Manchester represents 0.03% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 183rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,255 people, the population of Manchester decreased 27.79% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,738 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Manchester had an population of 1,355 people. This is an increase of 7.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.04% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Manchester ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Annville   [Map]   ---   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Bush   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Eriline   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fall Rock   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Fogertown   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Goose Rock   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Manchester.

Communities Also Named Manchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kentucky communities named Manchester: This one is located in Clay County and the other is located in Lewis County.

Beyond Kentucky, 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, Kansas (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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manchester. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manchester.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Manchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Manchester.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Manchester.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Manchester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Manchester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Manchester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Manchester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1472, Longitude: -83.7689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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