Commercial block on the courthouse square
Location of Manchester, Tennessee
|• Mayor||Lonnie Norman|
|• Total||11.0 sq mi (28.6 km2)|
|• Land||11.0 sq mi (28.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,060 ft (323 m)|
|• Density||920/sq mi (350/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|ZIP codes||37349, 37355|
|GNIS feature ID||1292561|
Manchester is a city in Coffee County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 10,102 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Coffee County. The city is located halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga on Interstate 24.
Since 2002, Manchester has been the host city for the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival. The city's population swells to nearly 100,000 people for the four-day event, for which people travel across the country to camp and enjoy continuous and diverse music.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Athens has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
Manchester is located at (35.473337, -86.085512).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28 km2), of which, 11.0 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.18%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 8,294 people, 3,326 households, and 2,148 families residing in the city. The population density was 752.0 people per square mile (290.3/km²). There were 3,633 housing units at an average density of 329.4 per square mile (127.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.66% White, 3.91% African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 1.00% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.28% of the population.
There were 3,326 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.91.
The age of the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,983, and the median income for a family was $38,404. Males had a median income of $31,708 versus $21,380 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,168. About 13.1% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Christopher L. Sullivan, clown, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, The Greatest Show on Earth
Points of interest
- Old Stone Fort—part of Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, just west of Manchester.
- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey, Clown Alley: Chris Sullivan
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Manchester, Tennessee.|
- Manchester, Tennessee Official Website
- The Manchester Times (newspaper)
- The Saturday Independent (newspaper)