Manahawkin, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Manahawkin, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Manahawkin Census Designated Place had a population of 2,252 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Manahawkin is located at latitude 39.6935 and longitude -74.2502 in Ocean County. 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. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Manahawkin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390114) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Manahawkin Census Designated Place is located within Township of Stafford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Manahawkin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Manahawkin: Manahocking.

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Manahawkin, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,252
Daytime Population: Workers 2,372
Daytime Population: Residents 1,021
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,393
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 2,252
Population in Familes 1,741
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,233
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $64,124
Average Household Income $78,251
Per Capita Income $31,607


Total Housing Units 1,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 636 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $308,613
Average Home Value $332,614


Total Households 907
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 567
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% 0.02%
Households -0.36% -0.09%
Families -0.45% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

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, 2017 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 # 386 29th
Population Density # 399 27th
Diversity Index # 350 36th
Median Household Income # 370 32nd
Per Capita Income # 380 30th

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