Introduction to Manalapan, New Jersey

Manalapan, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 11 miles S of Old Bridge, New Jersey and 35 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan statistical area. About 33,423 people live in Manalapan.

Manalapan History

The Manalapan Township was formed from portions of the Freehold Township on March 9, 1848. Though there are no written records, but it is generally stated that Manalapna came to be known by its current name after the Lenape Native American words "manel" and "paune", which meant "Land of Good Bread". This place was the site of the Battle of Monmouth, a Revolutionary War battle. On May 27, 2001, the town of Manalapan was struck by a tornado which caused very heavy damage to the area.

Manalapan and nearby Attractions

  • Battleground Arts Center
  • The Metz Bicycle Museum
  • Knob Hill Golf Course
  • Six Flags Great Adventure

Things To Do In Manalapan

A number of places of historical interest are easily accessible from the town of Manalapan. These include the Metz Bicycle Museum which showcases artifacts tracing the history of the bicycle. The Battleground Arts Center functions as a theater, and one can also visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. There are quite a few well maintained golf courses in the neighborhood like the 18-hole Pine Brook Golf Course and the Charleston Springs Golf Course. Six Flags Amusement Park also boasts of excellent amusement rides and recreational opportunities that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.

Manalapan Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Manalapan Higher Education

Rutgers University is nearby.


Total Population 39,778
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 18,186
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 61.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.6%
Median Earnings25+ $61,798
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,518
Median Earnings With High School Degree $47,599


Median Family Income $122,463
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 41 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 10.6%


People Living Alone 17.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,456
Median House Value $433,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0.5%
English 2.8%
Irish 12.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Manalapan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles S of Old Bridge, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07726
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.257
Longitude -74.396

Manalapan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Manalapan, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Millstone Township (07726)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Windsor 27,501 $95,701
Englishtown 2,186 $89,485
Freehold 35,936 $121,016
Hightstown 5,529 $80,862
Jamesburg 5,978 $69,340
Roosevelt 800 $88,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Monmouth County Library
Manalapan, New Jersey
(732) 431-7220
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