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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 5,940 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Manasquan is the 284th 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 91.30% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manasquan who work in healthcare (15.54%), management occupations (14.28%), and sales jobs (11.69%).

A relatively large number of people in Manasquan telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.49% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Manasquan is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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.

One of the nice things about Manasquan is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Manasquan. 67.13% 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 2018 was $66,235, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,940 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, Polish, and English.

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