Manchester, Green Lake County, Wisconsin

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Manchester, Wisconsin
Location of Manchester, Wisconsin
Location of Manchester, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°40′30″N 89°4′4″W / 43.67500°N 89.06778°W / 43.67500; -89.06778
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyGreen Lake
 • Total35.4 sq mi (91.6 km2)
 • Land34.9 sq mi (90.4 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
Elevation837 ft (255 m)
 • Total848
 • Density24.3/sq mi (9.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-48400[2]
GNIS feature ID1583633[1]

Manchester is a town in Green Lake County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 848 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Manchester is located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.4 square miles (91.6 km²), of which, 34.9 square miles (90.4 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (1.38%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 848 people, 289 households, and 228 families residing in the town. The population density was 24.3 people per square mile (9.4/km²). There were 312 housing units at an average density of 8.9 per square mile (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.76% White, 0.12% from other races, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 289 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 18.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.37.

In the town, the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,375, and the median income for a family was $49,688. Males had a median income of $32,368 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,771. About 6.9% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


St. Paul's Lutheran Church is a Christian church of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Manchester.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Alex McDonald, Wisconsin State Representative and businessman, was born in the town.[4]

Coordinates: 43°41′26″N 89°02′54″W / 43.69056°N 89.04833°W / 43.69056; -89.04833


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Welcome to St. Paul's Lutheran Church!".
  4. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1933,' Biographical Sketch of Alex McDonald, pg. 236