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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,812
Male Share of the Population52%
Female Share of the Population48%
Senior Citizens18.8%
Employed Population 16+3,138
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married53.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.8%
Median Earnings25+$52,450
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,787

Wealth

Median Family Income$116,806
% Above Poverty Level93.1%
% Below Poverty Level6.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.9%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,343
Median House Value$627,200

Ancestry

Irish33.7%
Italian19.2%
German18.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.4%
English9.7%
Polish7%
French Except Basque2.8%
Dutch2.1%
Scottish1.7%
Hungarian1.6%
Lithuanian1.3%
Russian1.2%
Slovak1.1%
Ukrainian1%
Swedish0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Greek0.6%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Belgian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Manasquan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes8736
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.11
Approximate Longitude-74.03

Manasquan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance10.1 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
StationSANDY HOOK
Distance22.7 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance35.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brielle4,745$154,219
Point Pleasant Beach4,594$113,558
Sea Girt1,697$147,841
Spring Lake2,973$133,438
Spring Lake Heights4,646$96,875

Manasquan Public Libraries

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

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Manasquan Public Schools

Manasquan Elementary School
168 Broad Street
ZIP: 8736
(732) 528-8810
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Manasquan High School
167 Broad Street
ZIP: 8736
(732) 528-8820
High
Total Enrollment 1012

Manasquan Private Schools

Atlantis Prep School
1904 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 8736
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Hill & Dale School
6 Osborn Ave
ZIP: 8736
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Kinder Care Learning Center
2401 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 8736
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Denis Elementary School
119 Virginia Ave
ZIP: 8736
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
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