Manahawkin, NJ
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Manahawkin is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,327 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Manahawkin is the 418th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Manahawkin are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns, Manahawkin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Manahawkin are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manahawkin is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manahawkin who work in food service (16.56%), teaching (13.16%), and management occupations (10.92%).

Manahawkin is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Manahawkin citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.07% of adults in Manahawkin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Manahawkin in 2010 was $31,550, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,200 for a family of four. However, Manahawkin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Manahawkin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manahawkin residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Manahawkin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.12% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manahawkin include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Manahawkin's cultural character, accounting for 18.33% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Manahawkin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.