Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 40°02′00″N 76°44′29″W / 40.03333°N 76.74139°W / 40.03333; -76.74139
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Manchester Township,
York County,
Emig Mansion at Emigsville
Emig Mansion at Emigsville
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBoard of Supervisors
 • Total15.90 sq mi (41.18 km2)
 • Land15.88 sq mi (41.14 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
 • Total19,511 Increase
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,168.91/sq mi (451.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code717
FIPS code42-133-46872

Manchester Township is a township in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 19,511 at the 2020 census.[2]


Manchester Township, deriving its name from the English Duke of Manchester, was laid out in 1742 by Thomas Cookson, a representative of the Lancaster County Courts, because at that time York County was a part of Lancaster County. In the entire township there were 300 inhabitants. The first settlers were English Quakers, with German immigrants settling later and establishing it as an important agricultural community.

The Emig Mansion, Sinking Springs Farms, and Willis House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.9 square miles (41 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.13%, is water. The township is bordered by the city of York to the south, and the borough of North York is enclosed on three sides by Manchester Township.


At the 2000 census there were 12,700 people, 4,951 households, and 3,688 families living in the township. The population density was 799.6 inhabitants per square mile (308.7/km2). There were 5,122 housing units at an average density of 322.5 per square mile (124.5/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 94.28% White, 2.09% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.66%.[4]

Historical population
2016 (est.)18,567[5]2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

Of the 4,951 households 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 20.3% of households were one person and 8.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.94.

The age distribution was 24.7% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% 65 or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median household income was $53,472 and the median family income was $61,270. Males had a median income of $42,451 versus $29,744 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,576. About 1.3% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


York Barbell, a reseller of barbells and other equipment for weight training and bodybuilding and the home of the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame, is headquartered in Manchester Township.[7]


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". US Census Bureau. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame". York Barbell Company. Archived from the original on June 11, 2007. Retrieved July 3, 2007.

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40°02′00″N 76°44′29″W / 40.03333°N 76.74139°W / 40.03333; -76.74139