Manasquan, New Jersey

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Manasquan, New Jersey

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.

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High Points

Manasquan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Manasquan Walking and Biking to Work
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Manasquan Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Manasquan Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Manasquan Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Manasquan College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Manasquan Public Transportation Use
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Manasquan Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Manasquan, New Jersey

Comparing Manasquan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Age of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 2
Female Share of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 3
Average Household Size 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 7 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Rents 2 6
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 7 4
Low Violent Crime 5 4

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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
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Manasquan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,310 100%
Male 3,106 49.2%
Female 3,204 50.8%
Under 18 1,502 23.8%
18+ 4,808 76.2%
65+ 942 14.9%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 3.06
White 6,177 97.9%
African-American 26 0.4%
Asian 28 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.1%
Other 30 0.5%
Mixed Race 42 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 283 4.5%

Estimated Manasquan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,201
Growth -109
Growth % -1.7%

Manasquan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 29.1%
Italian 21.7%
German 11.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
English 6.1%
Polish 4.9%
US/American 3.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
Hungarian 1.9%
Norwegian 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Syrian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Armenian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
European 0.3%
Eastern European 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Israeli 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Manasquan 6,310 $73,670
Brielle 4,893 $82,867
Point Pleasant Beach 5,314 $61,250
Sea Girt 2,148 $102,680
South Belmar 1,806 $56,538
Spring Lake 3,567 $103,405
Spring Lake Heights 5,227 $64,345

Manasquan Public Libraries

Manasquan Public Library
Manasquan, New Jersey
(732) 223-1503

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Serves 1,079 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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