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Manchester is a city in Delaware County, Iowa, United States. The population was 5,179 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Delaware County. Manchester is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and State Highway 13, and is the largest community in Delaware County.HistoryManchester was founded in the 1850s. It was originally called Burrington after its founder, Levings Burrington, who settled there in 1852. The name was subsequently changed to Manchester.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, which is constructed of red pressed brick. The main body of the building measures 76 by 100 feet. The tower and spire are 135 feet (41 m) high, and the walls of the building are 18 inches (45.7 cm) thick. The decorative metal ceilings on the first floor and the elaborate woodwork are original to the building. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 as a part of the County Courthouses in Iowa Thematic Resource.GeographyManchester's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 42.486046, -91.457227 along the Maquoketa River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.70sqmi, of which 4.68sqmi is land and 0.02sqmi is water.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 5,179 people, 2,199 households, and 1,391 families residing in the city. The population density was 1106.6PD/sqmi. There were 2,341 housing units at an average density of 500.2/sqmi. 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.Manchester is in Iowa (IA). Use our United States trip maker website to arrange your visit to Manchester and other destinations in United States.
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