Manasquan, NJ

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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 5,846 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 89.33% 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 (13.61%), food service (13.40%), and management occupations (12.00%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.03% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Manasquan is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the borough’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Manasquan a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Manasquan has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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. 60.51% 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 2010 was $56,770, 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 $227,080 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.