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Overview

Introduction to Manchester, New Jersey

Manchester, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 6 miles W of Toms River, New Jersey and 44 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area.

Manchester History

On March 23, 1899, Manchester Township was officially incorporated. Prior to that, the township was a part of the present day Toms River Township. Until April 7, 1921, Manchester Township also included parts of what is now known as Lakehurst. The town was named after Manchester, England.

Manchester and nearby Attractions

  • Lakehurst Historical Society Museum
  • Lebanon State Forest
  • Ocean County Historical Museum
  • Pinelands Paintball Park
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Please Touch Museum

Things To Do In Manchester

In Manchester you can enjoy theater trips along with several outdoor activities. The shopping centers and the restaurants of the town are ideal to hang out with friends. Each June, the town celebrates Manchester Day.

Manchester Transportation

International air transportation is available from Atlantic City International.

Manchester Higher Education

Burlington County College provides facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 43,251
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 48%
Employed Population 16+ 13,128
Age of the Population 64

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $36,962
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,006
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,758

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,448
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 45.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,136
Median House Value $123,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 21.3%

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

Manchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Toms River, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Ocean
Standard Zip Codes 08733, 08759
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.98
Longitude -74.32

Manchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station LAKEHURST NAS
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Station TOMS RIVER
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station FREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance 23.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lakehurst Nae (08733)

Manchester Township (08733, 08759)

Whiting (08759)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beachwood 11,128 $77,944
Berkeley 41,480 $64,518
Lacey 28,105 $83,519
Lakehurst 2,669 $66,494
South Toms River 3,706 $68,357
Toms River 91,029 $86,470

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

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MANCHESTER HIGH
101 S. COLONIAL DR.
732-657-2121
Serves 1,124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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