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Welcome to Manchester ...

Manchester is located in York 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 2,780 people<3> (see below for details).

Manchester is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Manchester: (717)

We don't have a date for the establishment of Manchester.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Manchester had an population of 2,780 people. This is an increase of 0.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manchester had a population of 2,763 people. This makes Manchester the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Manchester represents 0.02% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 341st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,763 people, the population of Manchester increased 17.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,350 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 Pennsylvania communities named Manchester: This one is located in York County and the other is located in Allegheny County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, 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 Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (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.

  • Harrisburg
  • York
  • Elizabethtown
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Manchester.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Columbia
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Manchester.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Middletown
  • Mechanicsburg
  • Millersville
  • Mount Joy
  • Camp Hill
  • Palmyra
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
    • Palmyra lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Manchester.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<6>

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 that we've found for Manchester was the Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

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

For more details about the above, 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 York County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including York, 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 community'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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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: 40.0634, Longitude: -76.7205    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.




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