North Manchester, Indiana

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North Manchester
Town
Town of North Manchester
North Manchester, Indiana from the air looking northeast
North Manchester, Indiana from the air looking northeast
Located in the state of Indiana
Located in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°0′14″N 85°46′21″W / 41.00389°N 85.77250°W / 41.00389; -85.77250Coordinates: 41°0′14″N 85°46′21″W / 41.00389°N 85.77250°W / 41.00389; -85.77250
Country United States
State Indiana
County Wabash
Township Chester
Platted February 13, 1837
Area[1]
 • Total 3.61 sq mi (9.35 km2)
 • Land 3.53 sq mi (9.14 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,112
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 6,015
 • Density 1,731.4/sq mi (668.5/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46962
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-54954[4]
GNIS feature ID 0440278[5]
Website http://www.nmanchester.org/

North Manchester is a town in Chester Township, Wabash County, Indiana, United States. Peter Ogan, acting as the town’s founder filed for recording the 'Original Plat of Manchester' on February 13, 1846. The population was 6,112 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

The commercial district is one of eight sites in North Manchester listed on the National Register of Historic Places

North Manchester is located at 41°0′14″N 85°46′21″W / 41.00389°N 85.77250°W / 41.00389; -85.77250 (41.003951, -85.772573).[6]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 3.61 square miles (9.3 km2), of which 3.53 square miles (9.1 km2) (or 97.78%) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) (or 2.22%) is water.[1]

History[edit]

In the early 20th century, automobiles were made here by the DeWitt Motor Company. On February 1, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech at Manchester College. It was the last time he spoke at a college campus. Robert F. Kennedy also visited Manchester College during his 1968 presidential campaign. Other international visitors during that same decade include Duke Ellington, Buckminster Fuller, Ralph Nader, and Ramsey Lewis (whose concert was cut short by a bomb scare).

Thomas R. Marshall, who served as Governor of Indiana and as Vice President of the United States under President Woodrow Wilson, was born in North Manchester.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,112 people, 2,213 households, and 1,302 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,731.4 inhabitants per square mile (668.5 /km2). There were 2,484 housing units at an average density of 703.7 per square mile (271.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.2% White, 1.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.8% of the population.

There were 2,213 households of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 36.5 years. 18.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 22.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 20.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.8% male and 54.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,260 people, 2,192 households, and 1,374 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,735.5 people per square mile (669.5/km²). There were 2,327 housing units at an average density of 645.1 per square mile (248.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.15% White, 0.93% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.74% of the population.

There were 2,192 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 21.9% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,448, and the median income for a family was $46,781. Males had a median income of $31,795 versus $23,388 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,140. About 4.8% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

North Manchester is home to Manchester University and Manchester Junior-Senior High School.

Notable people[edit]

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