Manalapan Township, New Jersey

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Manalapan Township is a Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 33,423. The name, "Manalapan," comes from the Lenape word for "land of good bread or good land to settle upon."[6]

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.[7]

Yorketown (2000 Census population of 6,712) is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Manalapan Township.

The Battle of Monmouth was fought in Monmouth Battlefield State Park, which is in Freehold Township and Manalapan.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.9 square miles (80.0 km2), of which, 30.8 square miles (79.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.16%) is water.

The latitude of Manalapan is 40.257N and longitude is 74.396W. Elevation is 82 feet (25 m).

Also, the township completely surrounds Englishtown.


As the census[3] of 2000, 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/sq mi (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.

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