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Overview

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.

Manalapan History

The Manalapan Township was formed from portions of the Freehold Township on March 9, 1848. Though there are no written records, 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,935
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+18,522
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married61.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49%
Median Earnings25+$64,612
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,478
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,906

Wealth

Median Family Income$127,923
% Above Poverty Level96.5%
% Below Poverty Level3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time42 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation10.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,514
Median House Value$443,700

Ancestry

Italian31.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.6%
Irish13.4%
Polish8.4%
German8%
Russian7.6%
English2.8%
Ukrainian1.8%
Greek1.6%
Portuguese1.4%
Austrian1.3%
Hungarian1.2%
Arab0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Egyptian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
African0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Iranian0.4%
South African0.3%
Czech0.3%
Slovak0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
US/American0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Manalapan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7726
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.29
Approximate Longitude-74.36

Manalapan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance20.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationPEMBERTON
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Windsor27,493$97,371
Englishtown2,189$93,750
Freehold35,807$120,708
Hightstown5,532$69,614
Jamesburg6,001$71,111
Roosevelt748$97,857

Manalapan Public Libraries

Monmouth County Library
125 SYMMES DRIVE
Manalapan, New Jersey
(732) 431-7235

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Manalapan Public Schools

John I. Dawes Early Learning Center
38 Gordons Corner Road
ZIP: 7726
(732) 786-2830
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Pine Brook School
155 Pease Road
ZIP: 7726
(732) 786-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Milford Brook School
20 Globar Terrace
ZIP: 7726
(732) 786-2780
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Lafayette Mills School
66 Maxwell Lane
ZIP: 7726
(732) 786-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Manalapan-englishtown Middle School
155 Millhurst Road
ZIP: 7726
(732) 786-2650
Middle
Total Enrollment 1262
Clark Mills School
34 Gordons Corner Road
ZIP: 7726
(732) 786-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Taylor Mills School
77 Gordons Corner Road
ZIP: 7726
(732) 786-2760
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Wemrock Brook School
118 Millhurst Road
ZIP: 7726
(732) 786-2610
Primary
Total Enrollment 690

Manalapan Private Schools

Temple Shaari Emeth Early Learning Center
400 Craig Rd
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Kindercare Learning Center
293 Gordons Corner Rd
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Manalapan Preschool
337 Us Highway 9
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Yellow Duck Nursery
139 Pinebrook Rd
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Bridges At St Thomas More
186 Gordons Corner Rd
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Ivy League Preschool
140 Gordons Corner Rd
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
Lakeview Child Center-manalapan
100 Bridge Plaza Dr
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Hop To It
54a Wilson Avenue
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
The Goddard School At Manalapan
22 Wilson Ave
ZIP: 7726
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Abc Spectrum Preschool
78 Millhurst Rd
ZIP: 7763
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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