Manchester, Houston

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Manchester is a community in southeastern Houston, Texas, United States.

It is located in close proximity to the Houston Ship Channel and many chemical plants.


Manchester began in the 1860s as a railroad switch. By the 1970s the area became predominately industrial and by the 1980s the area became predominately Hispanic.[1]

The State of Texas concluded that, since 2000, the area had the highest annual averages of 1,3-Butadiene of any area in Texas.[2] On May 27, 2005 the State opened a pollution monitor in Manchester.[3]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

Manchester is in Houston City Council District I.[4]


Manchester is within the Houston Independent School District. Zoned schools include:


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Coordinates: 29°43′05″N 95°15′36″W / 29.718°N 95.260°W / 29.718; -95.260