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The location of Manchester









Welcome to Manchester ...

The village of Manchester is located in Bennington County and is the County Seat for Bennington County.

The location of Manchester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Manchester has a population of 741 people<3> (see below for details).

Manchester is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Manchester is located in the (802) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manchester had a population of 749 people. This makes Manchester the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Manchester represents 0.12% of the total population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 204th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 749 people, the population of Manchester increased 24.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 602 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Manchester had an population of 741 people. This is a decrease of 1.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.09% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Manchester ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Cambridge (NY)   [Map]   1,817   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Granville (NY)   [Map]   2,458   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hebron (NY)   [Map]   1,805   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jackson (NY)   [Map]   1,755   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Salem (NY)   [Map]   2,647   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
White Creek (NY)   [Map]   3,287   SW   17 miles [27.4 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 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), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manchester. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

Websites for Manchester ...

Official Website:   www.town.manchester.vt.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.manchestervermont.net/

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.

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The official website for Manchester: www.town.manchester.vt.us/

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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 village'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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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1610, Longitude: -73.0710     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Manchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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