Manasquan, NJ

Manasquan profile

Living in Manasquan

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 5,806 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 88.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Manasquan is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manasquan who work in teaching (13.47%), management occupations (12.76%), and sales jobs (11.58%).

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.

Another notable thing is that Manasquan is a major vacation destination. Much of the borough’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Manasquan’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

In addition, Manasquan is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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

If knowledge is power, Manasquan is a pretty powerful place. 62.92% of the adults in Manasquan have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Manasquan in 2018 was $65,104, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $260,416 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Manasquan include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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