EXPLORE EACH NEIGHBORHOOD
Manasquan, located along the Atlantic Ocean at the southern end of Monmouth County, NJ, has been a settled community for nearly 125 years. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 5,897.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,310 people, 2,600 households, and 1,635 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,579.6 people per square mile (1,765.4/km2). There were 3,531 housing units at an average density of 2,562.7 per square mile (987.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.89% White, 0.41% Black, 0.11% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.48% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.48% of the population.
There were 2,600 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the borough the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $63,079, and the median income for a family was $73,670. Males had a median income of $52,368 versus $33,333 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,898. About 2.2% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
Beaches of Manasquan
Manasquan has one mile of sandy beaches located between the Manasquan inlet to the south and Sea Girt to the North. There are separate lifeguard stations with a flag system designating swimming, rafting and surf boarding areas. In addition there is a designated fishing area at the Inlet Beach. The blacktop walk way spans 8/10’s of a mile.
Manasquan has the only beach dedicated to the handicapped in the Jersey Shore area. Elks Beach provides handicapped parking and a wooden boardwalk to a platform on the beach. In addition, there are several large handicapped chairs available for the use of the beach and the water’s edge.
At Recreation Beach, an area is set aside for volleyball, wiffleball and general games. On Tuesday evenings, a local volleyball league participates at Main Beach. All sports MUST be played on Recreation Beach.
The Inlet Beach is one of the finest surfing beaches on the east coast and many contests are held there throughout the summer. Visitors from all over the country have visited Manasquan to surf at the Inlet Beach.
At Softball Beach, A Junior Lifeguard program is sponsored by the Manasquan Beach Patrol Lifeguards and it provides instruction in water safety and essentials of life guarding to kids ages 9-16. See below for information.
Manasquan Beach has 4 municipal parking lots and is within walking distance from the train station which services the NJ Transit System. Trains from New York City and Newark run a regular schedule to Manasquan.
Food and Drinks are allowed on the beach.
No alcohol or glass allowed on the beach.