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  •   State: 
    Delaware County
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    42°29′10″N 91°27′26″W
      Area total: 
    4.85 sq mi (12.57 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.84 sq mi (12.53 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.04 km²)
    942 ft (287 m)
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    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,046.92 residents per square mile of area (404.23/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Manchester is a city in Delaware Township, Delaware County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,065 at the time of the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Delaware County. The county courthouse was built in 1894 for $38,000. The clock in the tower was paid for with contributions from 700 county citizens. The main body of the building measures 76 by 100 feet. The tower and spire are 135 feet (41 m) high. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource. The community is located along the Maquoketa River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.70 square miles (12.17 km²), of which 4.68 square miles [12.12 km²] is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km²) is water. The city is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 20 and State Highway 13, and is the largest community in Delaware County and the largest city in Iowa. The median age in the city was 41.1 years, with 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% are from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. As of the census of 2010, there were 5,179 people, 2,199 households, and 1,391 families living in theCity.


The county courthouse was built in 1894 for $38,000. The clock in the tower was paid for with contributions from 700 county citizens. C.E. Bell designed the Romanesque Revival building. The main body of the building measures 76 by 100 feet. The tower and spire are 135 feet (41 m) high. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource. The decorative metal ceilings on the first floor and the elaborate woodwork are original to the building. It is located in the town of Manchester, Iowa, which was founded in the 1850s. The name of the town was originally Burrington after its founder, Levings Burrington, who settled there in 1852. It has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in the city of Manchester. The city is located on the Iowa River, which runs through the center of the city. The county courthouse is located near the city's downtown area, which is known as the "City of Manchester" It is the only county courthouse in the state to have been built in the late 19th century. The building was designed by C. E. Bell, who also designed the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. The courthouse is on the U.S. Geological Survey site, which also includes the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and Iowa State College of Art and Design. It dates back to 1894, when it was first built.


The community is located along the Maquoketa River. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.70 square miles (12.17 km²) of which 4.68 square miles is land and 0.02square miles (0.05km²) is water. The city's population was 1,071 at the 2010 census. It has a population of 1,081. The community is part of the San Diego County, California, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the cities of San Diego, San Francisco, and Modesto. It is the only city in the county with a population over 1,000 in the 2010 Census. The population of the city is 1,091, with the majority of its residents living in the city of Modesto, the county seat, and the city's suburb of San Jose, the town's largest city. The town's population is 2,074, with most of its people living in Modesto and the rest in the surrounding counties. It was founded in the early 1900s by the Spanish-speaking community of the same name, who settled the area in the late 1800s and early 1800s. The current mayor is the son of a former mayor, who was killed in a car accident in the town in the 1930s. He was elected to office in the 1950s and was re-elected in the 1970s and 1980s, and served two terms as mayor of the town.


As of the census of 2010, there were 5,179 people, 2,199 households, and 1,391 families living in the city. There were 2,341 housing units at an average density of 500.2 per square mile (193.1/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.6% African American, 0,3% Native American,0.4% Asian, 0.,2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $31,099, and the median income. for a family was $39,219. The per capita income for the city is $18,811. About 12.0% of residents are below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those age 65 or over. The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border and is located near the border of the state of New Mexico. It is the only city in New Mexico that is not located in the National Forest or the State of Nevada. It was the site of a World War II-era naval base, which was evacuated in the 1950s and 1960s. It has a population of about 5,000, with 2,200 people living in 2,167 households. The average household size is 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.


Manchester is located within 45 miles (72 km) of Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque, three of the state's larger cities. Agriculture is a major component of the local economy. Manchester's largest area employers include; XL Specialized Trailers, Paladin Attachments, Henderson Products, Regional Medical Center, and West Delaware Community School District, with many other strong small businesses throughout Delaware County. Manchester is the county seat of Delaware County, which is also a major employer. It is located on the banks of the Red River, which flows into the Mississippi River. Manchester has a population of 3,000, with the majority of its residents living in the town of 2,000. The city's largest employer is XL Specialised Trailers. Manchester also has a large number of small businesses, including a number of agriculture-related businesses. The town's population is 2,500, with most of its jobs being located in the city of 1,200. The county seat is located in Delaware County and is the largest employer in the county, followed by the town's largest city, Cedar Rapids. The population of the county is 3,200, with more than 1,000 jobs being found in the small town of West Delaware. The largest employers in the area are XL Specialist Trailers and Henderson Products. The local economy is based on agriculture, with a large percentage of its workforce coming from the state of Iowa, which has a high proportion of agriculture. The area is also home to many small businesses and agriculture-based industries.

Parks and recreation

Manchester completed the construction phase of a Whitewater Park in spring 2015 and opened the park on June 20, 2015. Delaware County is also home to Backbone State Park, Iowa's first state park and remains as one of the most geographically unique. Manchester & Delaware County resides over 35 Parks that cover 2,000+ acres. The Manchester Family Aquatic Center features 3 water slides, diving board, zero depth entry, spray fountains, sand volleyball and concessions. Manchester is home to the Manchester Trout Hatchery, which dates back to the 1890s. The facility also functions as the Iowa DNR NE Regional Office for Fisheries, Wildlife and Law Enforcement. It is located on a section of the Maquoketa River that runs through the downtown district. This park is approximately 900 feet long and features six 18" drops. It was built in 2013, located at Central Park. A concrete Skate Park was built on the same site in 2013. The park was opened in June 2015 and features three different types of skateboarding. It also features a water slide, a diving board and a sand volleyball court. It has been named one of Iowa's best parks by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) The park is located in the town of Manchester and Delaware County, Iowa, and has a population of around 2,500 people. It opened in 2013 and is located near Central Park in the downtown area of the town. It will be open to the public through the end of 2015.


Manchester is part of the West Delaware County Community School District in Delaware County, Iowa. West Delaware High School was designated by the United States Department of Education as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. Lambert Elementary and Middle School were recognized as a HealthierUS Bronze School in 2014, which is also nationally recognized. St. Mary's Catholic School also serves PreK-6th. The schools' mascot is the Hawks, and the school's colors are blue and white. The school's website is: Delaware-Community Schools Lambert Elementary and Middle School-West Delaware County School L Lambert Elementary. Lambert Middle School and West Delaware Middle School are located in West Delaware. Lambert High School is located in the community of West Delaware, Iowa, near the town of Dyersville. Lambert Middle School and West Delaware High School are located in the community of Dyersville, Iowa and serve PreK to 6th grade. Lambert elementary and Middle School also serve PreK through 12th grade. The district's mascot is the Hawks, which means "Hawk" in Spanish. The high school has a mascot of the same name, and its colors are red, white, and blue. It also has a football team.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa = 94.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 88. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Manchester = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 1,097 individuals with a median age of 41.8 age the population dropped by -7.83% in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,046.92 residents per square mile of area (404.23/km²). There are average 2.3 people per household in the 2,037 households with an average household income of $34,859 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.30% of the available work force and has dropped -7.45% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.80%. The number of physicians in Manchester per 100,000 population = 38.4.


The annual rainfall in Manchester = 35 inches and the annual snowfall = 30.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 107. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 189. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 6.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 42, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa which are owned by the occupant = 64.79%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 47 years with median home cost = $104,050 and home appreciation of 1.72%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.73 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,757 per student. There are 12.8 students for each teacher in the school, 205 students for each Librarian and 320 students for each Counselor. 3.78% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.37% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.60% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Manchester's population in Delaware County, Iowa of 1,404 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,78-fold to 1,097 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.91% female residents and 47.09% male residents live in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa.

    As of 2020 in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa are married and the remaining 42.87% are single population.

  • 20 minutes is the average time that residents in Manchester require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.86% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.58% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.99% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa, 64.79% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.22% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.99% are vacant.

  • The 84.49% of the population in Manchester, Delaware County, Iowa who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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