Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester is a city in Hillsborough County in southern New Hampshire, United States. It is the most populous city in northern New England (the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont). As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 115,644.[3]

Manchester, New Hampshire
Clockwise from top: Manchester skyline from above Amoskeag Falls, Hanover Street, a Fisher Cats game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, the Arms Park Riverwalk and Millyard, the Mill Girl statue at the Millyard, and City Hall.
Nickname(s): 
Queen City, Manch Vegas[1]
Motto(s): 
Labor Vincit (work conquers)
Manchester
Location within New Hampshire
Manchester
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 42°59′27″N 71°27′49″W
Country United States
State New Hampshire
CountyHillsborough
Incorporated
(as Derryfield)
1751
Incorporated
(as Manchester)
1846
Government
  MayorJoyce Craig (D)
  Aldermen
Members
  • Kevin Cavanaugh
  • Will Stewart
  • Patrick Long
  • Christine Fajardo
  • Anthony Sapienza
  • Sebastian Sharonov
  • Mary Heath
  • Edward J. Sapienza
  • Vacant
  • Bill Barry
  • Normand Gamache
  • Erin Kelly
  • June Trisciani
  • Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Area
  City34.93 sq mi (90.48 km2)
  Land33.07 sq mi (85.66 km2)
  Water1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)  5.33%
  Urban
86.1 sq mi (223.1 km2)
Elevation
210 ft (60 m)
Population
  City115,644
  RankUS: 251st
  Density3,496/sq mi (1,350.0/km2)
  Urban
158,377 (US: 209th)
  Urban density1,838/sq mi (709.8/km2)
  Metro
422,937 (US: 128th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes
03101–03105, 03108-03109, 03111
Area code(s)603
FIPS code33-45140
GNIS feature ID868243
Websitewww.manchesternh.gov

Manchester is, along with Nashua, one of two seats of New Hampshire's most populous county, Hillsborough County. Manchester lies near the northern end of the Northeast megalopolis and straddles the banks of the Merrimack River. It was first named by the merchant and inventor Samuel Blodgett, namesake of Samuel Blodget Park and Blodget Street in the city's North End. His vision was to create a great industrial center similar to that of the original Manchester in England, which was the world's first industrialized city.[4]

Manchester often appears favorably in lists ranking the affordability and livability of U.S. cities, placing particularly high in small business climate,[5][6] affordability,[7][8] upward mobility,[9] and education level.[10]


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