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Wanamassa, New Jersey
Map of Wanamassa highlighted within Monmouth County. Right: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
|Named for||Native American leader Wanamassa|
|• Total||1.152 sq mi (2.982 km2)|
|• Land||1.114 sq mi (2.885 km2)|
|• Water||0.038 sq mi (0.098 km2) 3.27%|
|Elevation||33 ft (10 m)|
|• Density||4,068.6/sq mi (1,570.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||02390450|
Wanamassa is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) within Ocean Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 4,532. The community was named for Wanamassa, a Native American leader of the 17th century.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.152 square miles (2.982 km2), including 1.114 square miles (2.885 km2) of land and 0.038 square miles (0.098 km2) of water (3.27%).
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As of the census of 2010, there were 4,532 people, 1,648 households, and 1,229 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,068.6 per square mile (1,570.9/km2). There were 1,709 housing units at an average density of 1,534.3 per square mile (592.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.39% (4,006) White, 3.42% (155) Black or African American, 0.35% (16) Native American, 4.39% (199) Asian, 0.20% (9) Pacific Islander, 1.21% (55) from other races, and 2.03% (92) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.47% (293) of the population.
There were 1,648 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 92.8 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,551 people, 1,657 households, and 1,277 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,568.9/km² (4,051.4/mi²). There were 1,701 housing units at an average density of 586.4/km² (1,514.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.24% White, 1.27% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.83% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.
There were 1,657 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,607, and the median income for a family was $64,960. Males had a median income of $51,768 versus $35,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,759. About 0.9% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
New Jersey Transit offers train service on the North Jersey Coast Line at the Allenhurst and Asbury Park stations. NJ Transit local bus service is available on the 832 and 837 routes.
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