Introduction to Manasquan, New Jersey

Manasquan, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 5 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey (center to center) and 42 miles S of New York, New York. About 6,310 people live in Manasquan.

Manasquan History

Manasquan, which is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey, was formed on December 30, 1887, from parts of Wall Township. The Native Americans, especially the Lenni Lenape group, were the earliest settlers in this area. Their main occupations were hunting and fishing. The name Manasquan may have been derived from Lenni Lenape, meaning "stream of the island of Squaws". Another interpretation for the name is "an island for enclosure for squans".

Manasquan and Nearby Attractions

  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
  • Monmouth Battlefield
  • Berkeley Island County Park
  • Rutgers Gardens
  • Jenkinson's Pavillion Boardwalk and Amusement Park

Things To Do In Manasquan

The area around Manasquan has several museums, including Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum, East Brunswick Museum, and Ocean County Historical Society Museum, all of which have relics on display. Jenkinson's Pavillion Boardwalk and Amusement Park has an aquarium and a beach and offers provisions for recreational activities. Spring Lake Beach offers the option of spending a day relaxing on the beach.

Manasquan Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Manasquan Higher Education

Colleges and universities near Manasquan include Monmouth University, Ocean County College, Brookdale Community College, and CUNY College of Staten Island.


Total Population 5,830
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 20.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,024
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 55%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $114,286
% Above Poverty Level 94.1%
% Below Poverty Level 5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%


People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,324
Median House Value $629,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.8%
Irish 32.8%

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

Manasquan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 42 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 08736
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.126
Longitude -74.049

Manasquan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.1 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 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Distance 35.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Wall Township (08736)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brielle 4,769 $142,868
Point Pleasant Beach 4,604 $100,438
Sea Girt 1,683 $143,125
Spring Lake 2,989 $137,625
Spring Lake Heights 4,683 $94,400

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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