Welcome to Manalapan

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Manalapan is tucked amid the low hills of western Monmouth County, about 50 miles south of Manhattan, 28 miles northeast of Trenton, 18 miles southeast of New Brunswick, and 15 west of the Jersey Shore. Manalapan, the name of which is derived from Lenni Lenape for “the land of good bread,” or “good land to settle upon,” is home to the headquarters of the Monmouth County Library and was the site of the Battle of Monmouth in the American Revolutionary War. Deemed the second-hottest town on the East Coast by Money magazine, Manalapan is a beautiful place to live with a thriving economy, friendly community and highly rated schools. Manalapan completely surrounded Englishtown, making it one of New Jersey’s 21 “doughnut towns.” It shares a border with Freehold Township, Millstone Township, Marlboro Township, Old Bridge Township and Monroe Township.

Quick Facts

Population

40,650

Female

21,037

Male

19,613

  • White
    34,423
    88.55%
  • Hispanic
    2,202
    5.66%
  • Asian alone
    2,682
    6.90%
  • Black
    925
    2.38%
Median Home Price

$ 357,000

Average Income

$116,150

Median resident age

41.12 years

Manalapan Schools

Freehold Regional High School District (732-792-7300)Information for the tables above is from Niche.com

SchoolGradesPopulation/

Grade Average

State Ranking/

# of Schools

Student/Teacher Ratio
Colts Neck

High School

9-121,468/36778/40514.1
Freehold Borough High School9-121,505/376112/40513.1
Freehold Township High School

(Serves Manalapan)

9-122,111/52895/40515.1
Howell

High School

9-122,290/573159/40515.1
Manalapan

High School

(Serves Manalapan)

9-121,950/488184/40515.1
Marlboro

High School

9-121,986/497103/40514.1