Manchester’s population trend is characterized by steady growth throughout history. Manchester’ has had continuous population growth driven by new residents moving into the community. Between 2007  and 2011 nearly 8% of Manchester’s population moved to Manchester from elsewhere in the United States or abroad. 

Manchester’s per capita gross receipts, a good indicator of overall economic activity, is larger than similar towns and larger cities in Vermont. Manchester is an economic powerhouse, without sacrificing quality of life.

Manchester’s population is well education for the most demanding 21st Century careers. Manchester maintains consistently higher numbers of residents with bachelor’s degrees and graduate or professional degrees compared to Vermont or the United States.