Manasquan, NJ
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Manasquan is a somewhat small coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 5,815 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Manasquan is the 293rd largest community in New Jersey.

Manasquan home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Manasquan real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Manasquan is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.56% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manasquan is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manasquan who work in sales jobs (18.81%), management occupations (13.19%), and office and administrative support (12.74%).

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

In addition, Manasquan is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Manasquan is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Manasquan’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Manasquan 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.

One downside of living in Manasquan is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Manasquan, the average commute to work is 30.49 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Manasquan, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Manasquan is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.42% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Manasquan in 2010 was $61,434, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $245,736 for a family of four.

The people who call Manasquan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manasquan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Manasquan include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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