Manchester, Georgia

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Manchester, Georgia
Manchester, Georgia in 2012.
Manchester, Georgia in 2012.
Location in Meriwether County and the state of Georgia
Location in Meriwether County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°51′22″N 84°37′3″W / 32.85611°N 84.61750°W / 32.85611; -84.61750Coordinates: 32°51′22″N 84°37′3″W / 32.85611°N 84.61750°W / 32.85611; -84.61750
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountiesMeriwether, Talbot
Area
 • Total5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)
 • Land5.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
883 ft (269 m)
Population
 • Total4,230
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
4,061
 • Density698/sq mi (269.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
31816
Area code(s)706
FIPS code13-49532[2]
GNIS feature ID0317652[3]
Websitehttp://manchester-ga.gov/

Manchester is a city in Meriwether and Talbot Counties in the U.S. state of Georgia, although primarily in Meriwether. The population was 3,769 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Manchester is in west central Georgia along Georgia State Route 85, which leads southwest 39 miles (63 km) to Columbus and northeast 10 miles (16 km) to Woodbury. Georgia 85 meets Georgia State Route 190 south of the city, which leads west 18 miles (29 km) to Pine Mountain. Georgia 85 also meets Georgia State Route 41 in the city, which leads southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Woodland and northwest 4 miles (6 km) to Warm Springs.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910922
19202,776201.1%
19303,74534.9%
19403,462−7.6%
19504,03616.6%
19604,1152.0%
19704,77916.1%
19804,7960.4%
19904,104−14.4%
20003,988−2.8%
20104,2306.1%
Est. 20164,061[1]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
The Manchester Community Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on January 28, 2002.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,769 people, 1,629 households, and 1,057 families residing in the city. The population density was 698.1 people per square mile (269.7/km²). There were 1,853 housing units at an average density of 324.4 per square mile (125.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 56.22% White, 42.23% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 1,629 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 21.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,983, and the median income for a family was $31,988. Males had a median income of $25,942 versus $21,484 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,130. About 17.8% of families and 25.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.0% of those under age 18 and 13.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 1, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2008.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.stuartwoods.com/html/bio.html/[permanent dead link]

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