Wanamassa, New Jersey

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Wanamassa is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Ocean Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 4,551. It was named for Wanamassa, a Native American leader of the 17th century.

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Geography

Wanamassa is located at 40°14′13″N 74°1′43″W / 40.23694°N 74.02861°W / 40.23694; -74.02861 (40.236892, -74.028679).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²). 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.88% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,551 people, 1,657 households, and 1,277 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,568.9/km² (4,051.4/mi²). There were 1,701 housing units at an average density of 586.4/km² (1,514.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.24% White, 1.27% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.83% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 1,657 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.3% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

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