According to top-medical-schools, Manchester, Tennessee is a small city with a population of approximately 10,000. It is located in Coffee County in the state of Tennessee and is part of the Manchester-Tullahoma TN-AL Combined Statistical Area. The city covers an area of 11.5 square miles and has an elevation of 1,400 feet above sea level. The climate in Manchester is temperate with mild winters and hot summers.
The area was first inhabited by Native Americans before being settled by European immigrants in the late 1700s. The city was officially incorporated as Manchester in 1852 and has since grown to become a thriving community. Politically, Manchester operates under a mayor-council form of government with the current mayor being Mike Palazzolo who was elected in 2016.
The economy of Manchester relies heavily on agriculture and manufacturing with major employers including Tyson Foods, Kellogg’s, and Whirlpool Corporation. In terms of education, there are numerous educational institutions serving the residents of Manchester including two public school systems (Coffee County Schools and Tullahoma City Schools) as well as private schools such as Central High School and St. Mary’s Catholic School.
Manchester also boasts several notable landmarks including Old Stone Fort State Park which features ancient Native American earthworks from around 1000 BC; Bonnaroo Music Festival which brings thousands to town each year; Beechcraft Heritage Museum which pays tribute to the history of aircraft manufacturing; and Great Stage Park which hosts music festivals throughout the year. All these attractions make Manchester an ideal place to live or visit!
Population: 8,294. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,497 (+14.5% change)
Males: 3,890 (46.9%), Females: 4,404 (53.1%)
Zip codes: 37355.
Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $31,983
Median house value: $78,500
Races in Manchester:
- White Non-Hispanic (90.8%)
- Black (3.9%)
- Hispanic (3.3%)
- Other race (1.0%)
- Two or more races (0.9%)
- American Indian (0.7%)
Ancestries: United States (22.1%), English (11.5%), Irish (10.4%), German (8.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), French (1.9%).
Elevation: 1063 feet
Land area: 11.0 square miles
Manchester, Tennessee is located in the heart of the beautiful state of Tennessee. As of July 2020, the population of Manchester is 11,622 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The population has grown steadily over the past few decades and is projected to continue to grow in the future. The median age in Manchester is 41.8 years old with a gender ratio that is nearly equal among males and females at 50.2% and 49.8%, respectively.
The largest racial/ethnic group in Manchester is White Americans at 78%, followed by African Americans at 16%. Other races are represented as well including Hispanics (2%), Asians (0.4%) and Native Americans (0.3%). The majority of Manchester residents identify as Christian (84%), with smaller percentages identifying as non-religious (8%) or other religions such as Judaism or Islam (4%).
The median household income for Manchester residents is $35,595; however, there can be significant variation depending on location within the city limits and other factors such as education level and employment status. Education levels are generally higher than average across all age groups with 92% having a high school diploma or higher and 24% having a college degree or higher. The unemployment rate in Manchester has been steadily decreasing over recent years, standing at 3% in 2020 according to U.S Census estimates.
For population 25 years and over in Manchester
- High school or higher: 71.6%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.0%
- Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
- Unemployed: 7.4%
- Mean travel time to work: 18.3 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Manchester city
- Never married: 19.8%
- Now married: 55.4%
- Separated: 2.1%
- Widowed: 10.3%
- Divorced: 12.4%
3.0% Foreign born (1.8% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.3% Europe).
Population change in the 1990s: -436 (-5.0%).
Hospitals/medical centers in Manchester:
- COFFEE MEDICAL CENTER (1001 MCARTHUR DR BOX 1079)
- MEDICAL CENTER OF MANCHESTER (481 INTERSTATE DRIVE BOX 1409)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Manchester:
- JOHN W HARTON REGIONAL MED CENTER (about 12 miles; TULLAHOMA, TN)
- SOUTHERN TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER (about 20 miles; WINCHESTER, TN)
- STONES RIVER HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; WOODBURY, TN)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Manchester:
- SMYRNA (about 47 miles; SMYRNA, TN; Abbreviation: MQY)
- NASHVILLE INTL (about 60 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: BNA)
- LOVELL FIELD (about 69 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Manchester:
- TULLAHOMA REGIONAL ARPT/WM NORTHERN FIELD (about 13 miles; TULLAHOMA, TN; Abbreviation: THA)
- WINCHESTER MUNI (about 22 miles; WINCHESTER, TN; Abbreviation: BGF)
- WARREN COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 23 miles; MC MINNVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: RNC)
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Manchester:
- MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
- MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; MURFREESBORO, TN; Full-time enrollment: 16,617)
- ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; NORMAL, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,886)
- THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 62 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
- TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 64 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
- UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 64 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
- CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
Public high schools in Manchester:
- COFFEE COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH (Students: 1,426; Location: 2135 NEW TULLAHOMA HW; Grades: 09 – 12)
- RIVERVIEW TRAINING CENTER (Location: 813 EMERSON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Manchester:
- COFFEE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 988; Location: 865 MCMINNVILLE HW; Grades: 06 – 08)
- WESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 912 OAKDALE ST; Grades: KG – 06)
- NORTH COFFEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 450; Location: 6790 MURFREESBORO HW; Grades: PK – 05)
- WESTWOOD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 505 TAYLOR ST; Grades: 07 – 09)
- COLLEGE STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 370; Location: 405 COLLEGE ST; Grades: KG – 06)
- NEW UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 342; Location: 3320 WOODBURY HW; Grades: PK – 05)
- EAST COFFEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 6264 MCMINNVILLE HW; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Manchester:
- TEMPLE BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 75; Location: PO BOX 900; Grades: PK – 6)
Library in Manchester:
- COFFEE CO. MANCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $331,812; Location: 1005 HILLSBORO BLVD.; 53,437 books; 1,321 audio materials; 1,059 video materials; 94 serial subscriptions)