The town of Manchester includes 26,500 acres with 16,000 acres in forest and mountain land. Manchester is a little larger than the traditional six mile square dimensions of Vermont towns and contains 42.67 square miles.
Year round population of Manchester is approximately 3,622. In the Manchester and the Mountains area, approximately a 17 mile radius around Manchester, there is a population of 23,600. The area is a popular four season resort and attracts many visitors and second home owners, so that the population appears greater than it is.
Almost a quarter of Manchester is above 2,000 feet in altitude, while a little less than half is below 1,000 feet above sea level. These are important factors influencing climate and precipitation.
Summers are short and moderate with an average temperature of 61 degrees. Winters are long and cold, but not severe, with an average temperature of 28 degrees. Spring and Autumn feature cool nights and warm days.
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