Manchester Memorial Hospital is located in the city.
As home to the Cheney family silk mills, Manchester was a center of the American silk industry from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century.
Of all households, 31.1% were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.
Manchester is famous for its popular Manchester Road Race which is held every Thanksgiving Day.
is a combination paid and volunteer fire department, established in 1888 as a separate fire department within the northwest corner of the town.
It is not affiliated with the town and is governed by the board of directors of the Eighth Utilities District, which is a separate taxation district.
In the town, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the town was ,426, and the median income for a family was ,769.
Males had a median income of ,893 versus ,562 for females. About 6.0% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.