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Welcome to Manchester ...

The town of Manchester is located in Carroll County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Manchester, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

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 4,867 people<3> (see below for details).

Manchester is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area Codes for Manchester: (410), (443)<5> & (667)

The ZIP code for Manchester: 21102<6>

Websites for Manchester ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Manchester, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Manchester had an population of 4,867 people. This is an increase of 1.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 46.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manchester had a population of 4,808 people. This makes Manchester the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Manchester represents 0.08% of the population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 42nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,808 people, the population of Manchester increased 44.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,329 people).

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

Communities Also Named Manchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that 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), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, 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.

  • Westminster
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,712 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Westminster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster <8>
  • Hanover
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Taneytown
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Littlestown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Shrewsbury
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
    • Shrewsbury is located in York County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,847 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Shrewsbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shrewsbury <8>
  • McSherrystown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McSherrystown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McSherrystown
    • McSherrystown is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on McSherrystown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McSherrystown <8>
  • Spring Grove
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
    • Spring Grove is located in York County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,179 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Spring Grove
  • Glen Rock
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Bonneauville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonneauville
    • Bonneauville is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,837 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bonneauville
  • Jacobus
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)

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.

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.

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 book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

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 Carroll County:

The official website for State of Maryland:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Carroll, 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 town'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>Of the area codes for Manchester, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<6>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 town (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).
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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