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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population43,360
Male Share of the Population44.5%
Female Share of the Population55.5%
Senior Citizens48%
Employed Population 16+12,967
Age of the Population64

Families

% of people married49.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$35,538
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,948
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,883

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,998
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone47%
Median Gross Rent$1,099
Median House Value$124,700

Ancestry

Italian26.5%
Irish21%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
English9%
Polish8.9%
French Except Basque2.5%
Hungarian2.3%
Russian2.1%
Dutch2.1%
Scottish1.7%
Ukrainian1.4%
Swedish1%
West Indian1%
Portuguese0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Greek0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Egyptian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Manchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ocean County
Standard Zip Codes8759
Phone Area Codes732,848
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.93
Approximate Longitude-74.39

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)

StationLAKEHURST NAS
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationTOMS RIVER
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance23.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beachwood11,153$77,218
Berkeley41,554$66,147
Lacey28,273$85,401
Lakehurst2,673$65,298
South Toms River3,731$68,828
Toms River91,133$87,500

Manchester Public Schools

Manchester Township Elementary School
101 N Colonial Drive
ZIP: 8733
(732) 323-9600
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Manchester Township High School
101 S Colonial Dr
ZIP: 8759
(732) 657-2121
High
Total Enrollment 997
Manchester Township Middle School
2759 Ridgeway Rd
ZIP: 8759
(732) 657-1717
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Ridgeway Elementary School
2861 Ridgeway Rd
ZIP: 8759
(732) 323-0800
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
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