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Mantoloking, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Mantoloking
Map of Mantoloking in Ocean County. Inset; Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Mantoloking in Ocean County. Inset; Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Mantoloking, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Mantoloking, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Ocean
Incorporated April 10, 1911
Area
 • Total 0.643 sq mi (1.666 km2)
 • Land 0.385 sq mi (0.998 km2)
 • Water 0.258 sq mi (0.668 km2)  40.08%
Area rank 534th of 566 in state
31st of 33 in county
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 296
 • Estimate (2015) 253
 • Rank 560th of 566 in state
33rd of 33 in county
 • Density 767.9/sq mi (296.5/km2)
 • Density rank 409th of 566 in state
22nd of 33 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08738
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402943380
GNIS feature ID 0885290

Mantoloking is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a total population of 296, reflecting a decline of 127 (-30.0%) from the 423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 89 (+26.6%) from the 334 counted in the 1990 Census. The borough has an estimated summer population of approximately 5,000.

As of the 2000 Census, Mantoloking was the wealthiest community in the state of New Jersey with a per capita money income of $114,017 as of 1999, an increase of 29.8% from the $87,830 recorded in 1989. It was ranked as the 15th highest-income place in the United States. In the Forbes magazine 2012 rankings of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", the borough was ranked 139th, with a median price of $1,403,349.

Mantoloking was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 10, 1911, from portions of Brick Township. The name Mantoloking is derived from the Unami language of the Lenni Lenape Native Americans who once inhabited New Jersey. Various meanings have been attributed to the community's name including "frog ground" or "sand place".

The borough is a Jersey Shore community situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, also known as Barnegat Bay Island, a long, narrow barrier island that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The town is linked to the New Jersey-mainland via the Mantoloking Bridge, linking the town with Brick Township across the Barnegat Bay. Mantoloking is home to the Olympic-champion producing Mantoloking Yacht Club. Some old "summer cottages" in the borough were designed by architect Stanford White of McKim, Mead & White. Together with Bay Head to the north, Mantoloking is considered part of the Jersey Shore's "Gold Coast". It is a dry town where alcohol cannot be sold.

History

Impact of Hurricane Sandy

Mantoloking breach of barrier during Sandy
Breach of the barrier island in Mantoloking after Hurricane Sandy

During Hurricane Sandy in 2012, storm surge damaged about 90% of the properties in Mantoloking with the largest damage occurring when a breach was formed between the Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Herbert Street (CR 528).

When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012, the effects of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey were severe, and Mantoloking was especially hard hit, with more than 50 homes requiring demolition, accounting for almost 10% of the housing units in the borough as of the 2010 Census. Verizon Communications announced in July 2013 that it won't rebuild its copper-wire based plain old telephone service to Mantoloking residents, instead providing them with its Voice Link wireless service, an effort that brought protests from the AARP. Residents have complained that many calls don't go through when dialed, that fax transmissions can't be made, that 911 calls may be affected by network bottlenecks and that power outages would result in the loss of service.

Geography

Panorama of town showing houses along the length of the image. A road descends from a bridge in the center to ground before terminating at a signalized intersection. An ocean is located in the background in the center of the image.
Panorama view of Mantoloking looking east from the Mantoloking Bridge (CR 528) in August 2016

According to the United States Census Bureau, Mantoloking had a total area of 0.643 square mile (1.666 km2), including 0.385 square mile (0.998 km2) of land and 0.258 square mile (0.668 km2) of water (40.08%).

The borough borders the Ocean County municipalities of Bay Head and Brick Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 37
1930 37 0.0%
1940 58 56.8%
1950 72 24.1%
1960 160 122.2%
1970 319 99.4%
1980 433 35.7%
1990 334 −22.9%
2000 423 26.6%
2010 296 −30.0%
Est. 2015 253 −14.5%
Population sources:
1920-2000 1920 1920-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 296 people, 162 households, and 103 families residing in the borough. The population density was 767.9 per square mile (296.5/km2). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 1,387.9 per square mile (535.9/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 94.93% (281) White, 1.69% (5) Black or African American, 0.34% (1) Native American, 0.34% (1) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.36% (7) from other races, and 0.34% (1) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% (7) of the population.

There were 162 households out of which 3.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.77 and the average family size was 2.16.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 4.1% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 6.8% from 25 to 44, 39.2% from 45 to 64, and 47.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 64.4 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 85.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $151,667 (with a margin of error of +/- $66,768) and the median family income was $200,833 (+/- $146,466). Males had a median income of $98,333 (+/- $210,103) versus $42,917 (+/- $32,621) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $97,938 (+/- $40,847). About 0.0% of families and 0.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 0.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 423 people, 207 households, and 140 families residing in the borough. The population density was 958.6 people per square mile (371.2/km2). There were 522 housing units at an average density of 1,183.0 per square mile (458.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.64% White, 1.65% African American, 0.47% Asian, 0.24% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 207 households out of which 11.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.45.

In the borough the population was spread out with 10.2% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 10.6% from 25 to 44, 39.2% from 45 to 64, and 36.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 58 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $105,841, and the median income for a family was $125,000. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $64,167 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $114,017. None of the families and 0.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.2% of those over 64.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 6.42 miles (10.33 km) of roadways, of which 4.00 miles (6.44 km) were maintained by the municipality, 0.25 miles (0.40 km) by Ocean County and 2.17 miles (3.49 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.


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