Area, 27.7 sq. miles. Population, est., 51,657. Voting districts, 12. Principal industries, engineered fibers, steel metal fabrication, plastics, machine tool companies, printing, warehouse/distribution facilities, electronic equipment, aircraft and missile components.
Manchester is also home to one of the largest regional retail concentrations in New England. The Buckland Hills area includes over 3 million square feet of retail and service anchored by the Pavilions at Buckland Hills mall, over 300 hotel rooms, restaurants, movie theaters.