Manalapan, NJ Local Area Information

Manalapan Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 38,872, representing an increase of 5,449 (+16.3%) from the 33,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,707 (+25.1%) from the 26,716 counted in the 1990 Census. The name “Manalapan” is derived from a word in the Lenape language that would mean either “land of good bread” or “good land to settle upon.”

Manalapan Township was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1848, from portions of Freehold Township. Englishtown was formed as a borough from portions of Manalapan on January 4, 1888, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.

Yorketown (with a 2010 Census population of 6,535) is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located within Manalapan Township.

The Battle of Monmouth was fought on land that is now part of Manalapan and Freehold townships. Monmouth Battlefield State Park occupies 2,928 acres (1,185 ha) in the two townships.

Manalapan Township is located at 40°16′56″N 74°20′48″W (40.282353,-74.346565). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 30.839 square miles (79.873 km2), of which, 30.607 square miles (79.271 km2) of it is land and 0.232 square miles (0.602 km2) of it (0.75%) is water.[2][3] Elevation is 82 feet (25 m). The township completely surrounds Englishtown.

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 38,872 people, 13,263 households, and 10,663 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,270.0 inhabitants per square mile (490.3 /km2). There were 13,735 housing units at an average density of 448.8 per square mile (173.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 88.55% (34,423) White, 2.38% (925) Black or African American, 0.05% (18) Native American, 6.90% (2,682) Asian, 0.02% (7) Pacific Islander, 0.94% (364) from other races, and 1.17% (453) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.66% (2,202) of the population.

There were 13,263 households of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the township, 25.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $103,970 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,322) and the median family income was $115,292 (+/- $5,344). Males had a median income of $85,086 (+/- $5,699) versus $51,695 (+/- $3,038) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,049 (+/- $1,717). About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Manalapan’s crime rate per 1,000 residents had reached a low of 8.4 in 2003 (in data since 1996). After reaching a peak of 12.1 in 2007, the rate dropped each subsequent year, reaching 10.4 in 2010 before an uptick to 10.8 in 2011. The violent crime rate per 1,000 had reached a low of 0.3 in 2005, before climbing to 0.8 in 2007, then declining or remaining level in each succeeding year, reaching a rate of 0.4 in 2011.

In 2008, seven residents of Manalapan were arrested on money laundering and drug trafficking charges, bringing in a net of $1 million per month in an international drug ring.

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Manalapan Township Website


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