Manalapan Township, New Jersey

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Manalapan Township, New Jersey
Township of Manalapan
Temple Shaari Emeth
Motto(s): 
A great place to live[1]
Map of Manalapan Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Manalapan Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Manalapan Township, New Jersey Interactive map of Manalapan Township, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Manalapan Township, New Jersey
Interactive map of Manalapan Township, New Jersey
Manalapan Township is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Manalapan Township
Manalapan Township
Location in Monmouth County
Manalapan Township is located in New Jersey
Manalapan Township
Manalapan Township
Location in New Jersey
Manalapan Township is located in the United States
Manalapan Township
Manalapan Township
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°16′56″N 74°20′48″W / 40.282353°N 74.346564°W / 40.282353; -74.346564Coordinates: 40°16′56″N 74°20′48″W / 40.282353°N 74.346564°W / 40.282353; -74.346564[2][3]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMonmouth
IncorporatedMarch 9, 1848
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • BodyTownship Committee
 • MayorJack McNaboe (R, term ends December 31, 2020)[4][5]
 • AdministratorTara L. Lovrich[6]
 • Municipal clerkRegina Preteroti[7]
Area
 • Total30.88 sq mi (79.99 km2)
 • Land30.65 sq mi (79.39 km2)
 • Water0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)  0.75%
Area rank85th of 565 in state
8th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation102 ft (31 m)
Population
 • Total38,872
 • Estimate 
(2019)[13]
39,325
 • Rank58th of 566 in state
4th of 53 in county[14]
 • Density1,270.0/sq mi (490.3/km2)
 • Density rank354th of 566 in state
43rd of 53 in county[14]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s)732[16]
FIPS code3402542990[2][17][18]
GNIS feature ID0882117[2][19]
Websitewww.mtnj.org

Manalapan Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It is located in the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 38,872,[10][11][12] representing an increase of 5,449 (+16.3%) from the 33,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,707 (+25.1%) from the 26,716 counted in the 1990 Census.[20]

The name "Manalapan" is derived from a word in the Lenape language that would mean either "land of good bread", "good land to settle upon",[21][22] "good bread"[23] or "covered swamp with edible roots".[24]

History[edit]

The Battle of Monmouth was fought in 1778 on land that is now part of Manalapan and Freehold townships. Monmouth Battlefield State Park occupies 2,928 acres (1,185 ha) in the two townships.[21]

Manalapan Township was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 9, 1848, from portions of Freehold Township. Englishtown was formed as a borough from portions of Manalapan on January 4, 1888, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.[25]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 30.88 square miles (79.99 km2), including 30.65 square miles (79.39 km2) of land and 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2) of water (0.75%).[2][3] The township has an elevation of 82 feet (25 m).

The township completely surrounds Englishtown, making it part of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another.[26] The township borders the municipalities of Freehold Township, Marlboro Township and Millstone Township in Monmouth County; and Monroe Township and Old Bridge Township in Middlesex County.[27][28][29]

Rolling hills of Monmouth Battlefield and farmland in Manalapan.

Yorketown (with a 2010 Census population of 6,535[30]) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Manalapan Township.[31][32][33]

Other unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Cahills Corners, Clarks Mills, Elton, Gordons Corner, Lafayette Mills, Millhurst, Monmouth Heights,[citation needed] Oakland Mills, Smithburg, Taylors Mills, Tennent, Tracey, Whittier Oaks[citation needed] and Woodville.[34]

Ecology[edit]

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Manalapan Township, New Jersey would have an Appalachian Oak (104) vegetation type with an Eastern Hardwood Forest (25) vegetation form.[35]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18501,910
18602,37424.3%
18702,286−3.7%
18802,175*−4.9%
18902,002−8.0%
19001,435−28.3%
19101,375−4.2%
19201,080−21.5%
19301,46435.6%
19401,90029.8%
19503,13765.1%
19603,99027.2%
197014,049252.1%
198018,91434.6%
199026,71641.2%
200033,42325.1%
201038,87216.3%
2019 (est.)39,325[13][36][37]1.2%
Population sources:
1850-1920[38] 1850-1870[39]
1850[40] 1870[41] 1880-1890[42]
1890-1910[43] 1910-1930[44]
1930-1990[45] 2000[46][47] 2010[10][11][12]
*= Lost territory in previous decade[25]

2010 Census[edit]

The 2010 United States Census counted 38,872 people, 13,263 households, and 10,663 families in the township. The population density was 1,270.0 inhabitants per square mile (490.3/km2). There were 13,735 housing units at an average density of 448.8 per square mile (173.3/km2). The racial makeup was 88.55% (34,423) White, 2.38% (925) Black or African American, 0.05% (18) Native American, 6.90% (2,682) Asian, 0.02% (7) Pacific Islander, 0.94% (364) from other races, and 1.17% (453) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.66% (2,202) of the population.[10]

Of the 13,263 households, 39.6% had children under the age of 18; 70.2% were married couples living together; 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 19.6% were non-families. Of all households, 17.3% were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.32.[10]

25.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 32.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females, the population had 93.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 89.9 males.[10]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $103,970 (with a margin of error of +/- $4,322) and the median family income was $115,292 (+/- $5,344). Males had a median income of $85,086 (+/- $5,699) versus $51,695 (+/- $3,038) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $41,049 (+/- $1,717). About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.[48]

2000 Census[edit]

As the 2000 United States Census[17] there were 33,423 people, 10,781 households, and 9,002 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,084.6 people per square mile (418.7/km2). There were 11,066 housing units at an average density of 359.1 per square mile (138.6/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 91.81% White, 1.99% African American, 0.03% Native American, 4.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.54% of the population. Manalapan has large Italian and Jewish communities.[46][47]

There were 10,781 households, out of which 47.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 14.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.45.[46][47]

In the township the population was spread out, with 30.3% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.[46][47]

The median income for a household in the township was $83,575, and the median income for a family was $94,112. Males had a median income of $72,198 versus $39,921 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,142. About 3.2% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.[46][47]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Manalapan's Recreation Center covers 162 acres (66 ha), offering two handball courts, nine softball/baseball fields, a fitness trail, two football fields (one turf), nine football/soccer fields, two street hockey courts, three tot lots, six basketball courts, six tennis courts, two bocce courts, two sand volleyball courts, a nine-hole disc golf course, a small water park, concession stand, two picnic areas, two maintenance buildings, two shelter buildings and a headquarters building.[49]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Manalapan Township is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government, one of 141 municipalities (of the 565) statewide that use this form, the second-most commonly used form of government in the state.[50] The Township Committee is comprised of five members, who are elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle.[8][51] At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor for one year.[52]

As of 2020, members of the Manalapan Township Committee are Mayor John P. "Jack" McNaboe (R, term on committee and as mayor ends December 31, 2020), Deputy Mayor Susan Cohen (R, term on committee and as deputy mayor ends 2020), Barry Jacobson (R, 2021), Mary Ann Musich (R, 2022) and Eric Nelson (R, 2022).[4][53][54][55][56][57]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Manalapan Township is located in the 4th Congressional District[58] and is part of New Jersey's 12th state legislative district.[11][59][60] Prior to the 2010 Census, Manalapan Township had been split between the 6th Congressional District and the 12th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[61]

For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Chris Smith (R, Hamilton Township).[62][63] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2021)[64] and Bob Menendez (Paramus, term ends 2025).[65][66]

For the 2018–2019 session (Senate, General Assembly), the 12th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Samuel D. Thompson (R, Old Bridge Township) and in the General Assembly by Robert D. Clifton (R, Matawan) and Ronald S. Dancer (R, Plumsted Township).[67][68]

Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director.[69] As of 2020, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City, term as freeholder ends December 31, 2022; term as freeholder director ends 2021),[70] Freeholder Deputy Director Susan M. Kiley (R, Hazlet Township, term as freeholder ends December 31, 2021; term as deputy freeholder director ends 2021),[71] Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township, 2020),[72] Nick DiRocco (R, Wall Township, 2022),[73] and Patrick G. Impreveduto (R, Holmdel Township, 2020)[74].

Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon (R, 2020; Ocean Township),[75][76] Sheriff Shaun Golden (R, 2022; Howell Township),[77][78] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (R, 2021; Middletown Township).[79][80]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 26,256 registered voters in Manalapan Township, of which 6,925 (26.4%) were registered as Democrats, 4,439 (16.9%) were registered as Republicans and 14,875 (56.7%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 17 voters registered as members of other parties.[81]

In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 54.2% of the vote (9,949 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 44.8% (8,224 votes), and other candidates with 0.9% (169 votes), among the 18,449 ballots cast by the township's 27,734 registered voters (107 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 66.5%.[82][83] In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 51.9% of the vote (10,150 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 45.9% (8,984 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (160 votes), among the 19,553 ballots cast by the township's 26,582 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.6%.[84] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 52.2% of the vote (9,254 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 46.2% (8,185 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (96 votes), among the 17,730 ballots cast by the township's 23,926 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 74.1.[85]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 73.0% of the vote (7,640 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 25.7% (2,688 votes), and other candidates with 1.3% (132 votes), among the 10,583 ballots cast by the township's 28,056 registered voters (123 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 37.7%.[86][87] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 61.9% of the vote (7,581 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 32.6% (3,995 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 4.4% (536 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (69 votes), among the 12,251 ballots cast by the township's 26,168 registered voters, yielding a 46.8% turnout.[88]

Education[edit]

Public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District, which also serves children from Englishtown.[89] Manalapan and Englishtown formally joined together as a regional elementary school district in 1963, with an initial enrollment of 1,140 students.[90] As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of eight schools, had an enrollment of 5,038 students and 412.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.2:1.[91] Over 90% of the district's students are from Manalapan. Schools in the district (with 2017–18 enrollment from the National Center for Education Statistics[92]) are John I. Dawes Early Learning Center[93] (405 students; in PreK and K), Clark Mills School[94] (528; 1-5), Lafayette Mills School[95] (511; 1-5), Milford Brook School[96] (533; K-5), Taylor Mills School[97] (570; K-5), Wemrock Brook School[98] (627; 1-5), Pine Brook School[99] (616; 6th grade) and Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School[100] (1,223; 7 & 8).[101] The district is overseen by a nine-member board of education, which sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district;[102][103] Seats on the board are allocated based on population, with eight seats assigned to Manalapan Township.[104]

Students from Manalapan Township in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend either Freehold Township High School or Manalapan High School as part of the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD), with the school attended based on the student's address.[105][106] The Freehold Regional High School District also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell Township and Marlboro Township.[107][108] As of the 2017–18 school year, Manalapan High School had an enrollment of 1,941 students and 126.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.4:1[109] and Freehold Township High School had an enrollment of 2,072 students and 135.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.3:1.[110] The FRHSD board of education has nine members, who are elected to three-year terms from each of the constituent districts.[111] Each member is allocated a fraction of a vote that totals to nine points, with Manalapan Township allocated one member, who has 1.4 votes.[112]

Public high school students in Manalapan and all of Monmouth County also have the option of attending one of the Monmouth County Vocational School District's five career academies.[113]

Crime[edit]

Manalapan's crime rate per 1,000 residents had reached a low of 8.4 in 2003 (in data since 1996). After reaching a peak of 12.1 in 2007, the rate dropped each subsequent year, reaching 10.4 in 2010 before an uptick to 10.8 in 2011. The violent crime rate per 1,000 had reached a low of 0.3 in 2005, before climbing to 0.8 in 2007, then declining or remaining level in each succeeding year, reaching a rate of 0.4 in 2011.[114]

In 2008, seven residents of Manalapan were arrested on money laundering and drug trafficking charges for their involvement in an international drug ring bringing in a net of $1 million per month.[115]

Community[edit]

Manalapan Under the Stars in 2010

Manalapan landmarks include the headquarters facility of the Monmouth County Library, the Manalapan Recreation Center, and the battlefield for the Battle of Monmouth. Manalapan Under the Stars, the township's community celebration featuring rides, concerts, fireworks, and other activities, is held annually at the Recreation Center.[116] Performers featured in the series have included Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone and Tommy James and the Shondells.

In 2004, Manalapan was rated the second-hottest town on the East Coast by Money magazine.[117]

On May 27, 2001, Manalapan was struck by a tornado rated F2 on the Fujita scale, causing over $1 million in damage. The 200-foot-wide (61 m) tornado had winds of up to 120 miles per hour (190 km/h) over a path of 1.5 miles (2.4 km).[118]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

US 9, the largest and busiest road in Manalapan Township

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 192.19 miles (309.30 km) of roadways, of which 164.98 miles (265.51 km) were maintained by the municipality, 19.15 miles (30.82 km) by Monmouth County and 8.06 miles (12.97 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[119]

Manalapan hosts U.S. Route 9 in the northeast, and State Route 33 passes through near the southern part of the township. Major county routes, such as 522 and 527 traverse through the municipality, while 537 goes along the southeast border of the township.

Other major roads that are accessible outside the township are the Garden State Parkway in bordering Old Bridge, Interstate 195 in bordering Millstone Township, and the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) in East Windsor Township (Exit 8) and bordering Monroe Township (Exit 8A).

Public transportation[edit]

NJ Transit provides bus service on the 139 route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, to Newark and Jersey City on the 64 and 67 routes, and local service on the 307 route.[120]

The nearest commercial airports are Trenton-Mercer Airport which serves several domestic destinations via Frontier Airlines, located 25 miles (40 km) west; and Newark Liberty International Airport which serves as a major hub for United Airlines, 32 miles (51 km) north.

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Manalapan Township include:

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