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.

Manahawkin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Manahawkin is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Manahawkin who work in food service (15.22%), teaching (11.80%), and office and administrative support (9.24%).

Also of interest is that Manahawkin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The education level of Manahawkin citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.12% of adults in Manahawkin have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Manahawkin in 2010 was $34,523, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,092 for a family of four. However, Manahawkin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manahawkin is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 23.61% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Manahawkin include German, Irish, English, and Polish.

Manahawkin also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.30%.

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