Income/capita 5%
Household income 1%
Unemployment 49%
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Income per capita$28,339$39,906$29,829
Median household income$55,875$71,755$55,322
Median income owner occupied$69,478$94,523$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,516$37,585$35,192
Median earnings male$39,345$46,559$36,919
Median earnings female$30,962$31,943$26,250
Unemployment rate6.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level14.9%10.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Manchester is 5% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Manchester is 1% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Manchester is 49% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Manchester is 2% lower than the national average

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      Manchester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.4%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector17.4%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services5.4%8.3%
      Wholesale & retail services19.6%14.7%
      Public administration4.0%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%2.2%
      Education, health & social services14.5%38.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Crystal Lake, CT2,068$109,37597.7%
      Terramuggus, CT934$104,43288.8%
      West Hartford, CT63,187$91,87566.1%
      Kensington, CT8,528$89,50061.8%
      Somers, CT1,809$87,63958.4%
      Manchester, CT30,364$55,8751.0%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Morgantown, WV30,364$35,50235.8%
      Lake Stevens, WA30,352$79,97544.6%
      Chicago Heights, IL30,349$40,61126.6%
      Jamestown, NY30,345$30,93544.1%
      Aiken, SC30,403$54,4421.6%
      Manchester, CT30,364$55,8751.0%
      Source: The Manchester, CT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).