Manahawkin, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Manahawkin, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Manahawkin Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ocean County at latitude 39.6935 and longitude -74.2502. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The formal official name is the Manahawkin Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Manahawkin, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Manahawkin indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Manahawkin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Manahawkin: Manahocking.

Manahawkin Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map


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Manahawkin, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,257
Population in Households 2,257
Population in Familes 1,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,236
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 917
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 574
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 658 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 259 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $233,609
Average Home Value $254,704


Median Household Income $58,685
Average Household Income $74,434
Per Capita Income $30,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.47% -0.06%
Households -0.36% -0.09%
Families -0.49% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Manahawkin, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manahawkin to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 384 30th
Population Density1 # 399 27th
Diversity Index2 # 344 37th
Median Household Income # 391 28th
Per Capita Income # 375 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.