Manchester, Pennsylvania

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Manchester is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,350 at the 2000 census.

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History

Settled in 1814, the village of Liverpool (now Manchester) was incorporated in 1864 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.

Geography

Manchester is located at 40°03′39″N 76°43′11″W / 40.060943°N 76.719626°W / 40.060943; -76.719626.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,350 people, 1,009 households, and 664 families residing 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/sq mi (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.

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