Manchester, Pennsylvania

Manchester is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,763 at the 2010 census.[3]

Manchester, Pennsylvania
Northeastern High School
Northeastern High School
Location in York County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Manchester is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Manchester in Pennsylvania
Manchester is located in the United States
Manchester (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°03′39″N 76°43′11″W / 40.06083°N 76.71972°W / 40.06083; -76.71972Coordinates: 40°03′39″N 76°43′11″W / 40.06083°N 76.71972°W / 40.06083; -76.71972
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorMartin Keister
 • Total0.79 sq mi (2.03 km2)
 • Land0.79 sq mi (2.03 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
453 ft (138 m)
 • Total2,763
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,486.01/sq mi (1,346.75/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-46864


Settled in 1814, the village of Liverpool (now Manchester) was incorporated in 1869 in the eastern section of Manchester Township. During the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War, Liverpool's merchants were raided by the 17th Virginia Cavalry.


Manchester is located at 40°03′39″N 76°43′11″W / 40.060943°N 76.719626°W / 40.060943; -76.719626.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)2,740[2]−0.8%

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,350 people, 1,009 households, and 664 families living in the borough. The population density was 2,986.4 people per square mile (1,148.5/km2). There were 1,058 housing units at an average density of 1,344.5 per square mile (517.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.28% White, 0.47% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.49% of the population.

There were 1,009 households, out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.5% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,450, and the median income for a family was $47,845. Males had a median income of $32,219 versus $22,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,700. About 2.4% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.


Manchester is served by the Northeastern York School District (one of 500 public school districts in Pennsylvania). Students may also attend one of the Commonwealth's public cyber charter schools at no additional cost to the family or student. The local school district pays the Pennsylvania Department of Education set tuition fee to the cyber charter school that the resident student chooses to attend. By law, Pennsylvania cyber charter school students have access to all extracurriculars and sports programs at the local public school district. Alternatively, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania permits parents to home school their children or they may attend a private school.[8]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Manchester borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  8. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Charter Schools, 2013

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