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Welcome to Manchester ...

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

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 112,850 people<3> (see below for details).

Manchester was established in 1751.

The community of Manchester is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Manchester lies within the (603) area code.

The ZIP code for Manchester: 03103<5>

Websites for Manchester ...

Official Website:   www.manchesternh.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.Manchester-Chamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Manchester had an population of 112,850 people. This is an increase of 3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manchester had a population of 109,565 people (which is 27.34% of the total population of Hillsborough County). This makes Manchester the county's most populous community.

The population of Manchester represents 8.32% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 109,565 people, the population of Manchester increased 2.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 107,006 people).

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

Communities Also Named Manchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, 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.

  • Nashua [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Manchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<7>
  • Concord [Merrimack County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
    • Concord [Merrimack County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Manchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,924 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<7>
  • Derry [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry [Rockingham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Manchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<7>
  • Salem [Rockingham County]
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    • Salem [Rockingham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Manchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,641 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<7>
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    • Merrimack [Hillsborough County]
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      • Merrimack [Hillsborough County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Manchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimack have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrimack
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merrimack<7>
    • Londonderry [Rockingham County]
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      • Londonderry [Rockingham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Manchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Londonderry have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Londonderry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Londonderry<7>
    • Hudson [Hillsborough County]
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      • Hudson [Hillsborough County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Manchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<7>
    • Goffstown [Hillsborough County]
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      • Goffstown [Hillsborough County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Manchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goffstown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goffstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goffstown<7>
    • Milford [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Hillsborough County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Manchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>
    • Windham [Rockingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Rockingham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Manchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,865 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windham<7>

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. Our list includes 196 papers. 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Manchester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Manchester

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Manchester on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hillsborough County

About New Hampshire

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Manchester: www.manchesternh.gov/

The official website for Hillsborough County: www.hillsboroughcountynh.org/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Hillsborough, 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>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ManchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9956, Longitude: -71.4547    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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