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Manchester is a township in Boone County, in the Rockford metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Manchester. For links to other places called Manchester, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Manchester is 42.46N. The longitude is -88.882W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 922 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 931.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Manchester demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Boone County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61080 ZIP code.
26% of Manchester residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manchester ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manchester was $30,139, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Manchester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Manchester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $291. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,403.
Boone County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manchester political report.
The average commute time for Manchester workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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