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 89.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manasquan is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manasquan who work in sales jobs (15.99%), food service (14.56%), and management occupations (12.53%).

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.

Because of many things, Manasquan is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Manasquan really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Manasquan perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Manasquan. 54.62% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Manasquan in 2010 was $50,879, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $203,516 for a family of four. However, Manasquan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Manasquan is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Manasquan include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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