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Manalapan Township, New Jersey
Township
Township of Manalapan
First Presbyterian Church in Tennent
First Presbyterian Church in Tennent
Motto: A great place to live
Map of Manalapan Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Manalapan Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Manalapan Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Manalapan Township, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated March 9, 1848
Area
 • Total 79.873 km2 (30.839 sq mi)
 • Land 79.271 km2 (30.607 sq mi)
 • Water 0.602 km2 (0.232 sq mi)  0.75%
Area rank 86th of 566 in state
8th of 53 in county
Elevation 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 38,872
 • Estimate (2015) 40,169
 • Rank 58th of 566 in state
4th of 53 in county
 • Density 490.3/km2 (1,270.0/sq mi)
 • Density rank 354th of 566 in state
43rd of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07726 - Englishtown
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402542990
GNIS feature ID 0882117
Website www.mtnj.org

Manalapan Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 38,872, representing an increase of 5,449 (+16.3%) from the 33,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,707 (+25.1%) from the 26,716 counted in the 1990 Census.

The name "Manalapan" is derived from a word in the Lenape language that would mean either "land of good bread", "good land to settle upon", "good bread" or "covered swamp with edible roots".

History

The Battle of Monmouth was fought in 1778 on land that is now part of Manalapan and Freehold townships. Monmouth Battlefield State Park occupies 2,928 acres (1,185 ha) in the two townships.

Manalapan Township was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1848, from portions of Freehold Township. Englishtown was formed as a borough from portions of Manalapan on January 4, 1888, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 30.839 square miles (79.873 km2), including 30.607 square miles (79.271 km2) of land and 0.232 square miles (0.602 km2) of water (0.75%). The township has an elevation of 82 feet (25 m).

The township completely surrounds Englishtown, making it part of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another. The township borders Freehold Township, Millstone Township, Marlboro Township, Old Bridge Township in Monmouth County, and Monroe Township in Middlesex County.

Yorketown (with a 2010 Census population of 6,535) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Manalapan Township.

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Cahills Corners, Clarks Mills, Elton, Gordons Corner, Lafayette Mills, Millhurst, Monmouth Heights, and Woodville.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,910
1860 2,374 24.3%
1870 2,286 −3.7%
1880 2,175 * −4.9%
1890 2,002 −8.0%
1900 1,435 −28.3%
1910 1,375 −4.2%
1920 1,080 −21.5%
1930 1,464 35.6%
1940 1,900 29.8%
1950 3,137 65.1%
1960 3,990 27.2%
1970 14,049 252.1%
1980 18,914 34.6%
1990 26,716 41.2%
2000 33,423 25.1%
2010 38,872 16.3%
Est. 2015 40,169 3.3%
Population sources:
1850-1920 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
*= Lost territory in previous decade

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 38,872 people, 13,263 households, and 10,663 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,270.0 per square mile (490.3/km2). There were 13,735 housing units at an average density of 448.8 per square mile (173.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 88.55% (34,423) White, 2.38% (925) Black or African American, 0.05% (18) Native American, 6.90% (2,682) Asian, 0.02% (7) Pacific Islander, 0.94% (364) from other races, and 1.17% (453) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.66% (2,202) of the population.

There were 13,263 households out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the township, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $103,970 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,322) and the median family income was $115,292 (+/- $5,344). Males had a median income of $85,086 (+/- $5,699) versus $51,695 (+/- $3,038) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,049 (+/- $1,717). About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

2000 Census

As the 2000 United States Census there were 33,423 people, 10,781 households, and 9,002 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,084.6 people per square mile (418.7/km2). There were 11,066 housing units at an average density of 359.1 per square mile (138.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 91.81% White, 1.99% African American, 0.03% Native American, 4.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.54% of the population. Manalapan has large Italian and Jewish communities.

There were 10,781 households out of which 47.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.45.

In the township the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $83,575, and the median income for a family was $94,112. Males had a median income of $72,198 versus $39,921 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,142. About 3.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.

Parks and recreation

Manalapan's Recreation Center covers 162 acres (66 ha), offering two handball courts, nine softball/baseball fields, a fitness trail, two football fields (one turf), nine football/soccer fields, two street hockey courts, three tot lots, six basketball courts, six tennis courts, two bocce courts, two sand volleyball courts, a nine-hole disc golf course, a small water park, concession stand, two picnic areas, two maintenance buildings, two shelter buildings and a headquarters building.

Community

Manalapan Under the Stars 2010
Manalapan Under the Stars in 2010

Manalapan landmarks include the headquarters facility of the Monmouth County Library, the Manalapan Recreation Center, and the battlefield for the Battle of Monmouth. Manalapan Under the Stars, the township's community celebration featuring rides, concerts, fireworks, and other activities, is held annually at the Recreation Center. Performers featured in the series have included Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone and Tommy James and the Shondells.

Manalapan was rated the second-hottest town on the East Coast by Money magazine.

On May 27, 2001, Manalapan was struck by a tornado rated at F2 on the Fujita scale, causing over $1 million in damage. The 200-foot-wide (61 m) tornado had winds of up to 120 miles per hour (190 km/h) over a path of 1.5 miles (2.4 km).

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 192.19 miles (309.30 km) of roadways, of which 164.98 miles (265.51 km) were maintained by the municipality, 19.15 miles (30.82 km) by Monmouth County and 8.06 miles (12.97 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Manalapan hosts U.S. Route 9 in the northeast, and State Route 33 passes through near the southern part of the township. Major county routes, such as 522 and 527 traverse through the municipality, while 537 goes along the southeast border of the township.

Other major roads that are accessible outside the township are the Garden State Parkway in bordering Old Bridge, Interstate 195 in bordering Millstone Township, and the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) in East Windsor Township (Exit 8) and bordering Monroe Township (Exit 8A).

Public transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service on the 139 route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, to Newark and Jersey City on the 64 and 67 routes, and local service on the 307 route.

The nearest commercial airports are Trenton-Mercer Airport which serves several domestic destinations via Frontier Airlines, located 25 miles (40 km) west; and Newark Liberty International Airport which serves as a major hub for United Airlines, 32 miles (51 km) north.


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