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Manahawkin is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Stafford Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 2,303. Manahawkin has been thought to be a Lenape word meaning "land of good corn", although this has been disputed by recent scholars claiming that it translates to "fertile land sloping into the water."Manahawkin is the gateway to the resort communities on Long Beach Island, with Route 72 providing the sole road access, ending in Ship Bottom as it crosses Manahawkin Bay via the Manahawkin Bay Bridge (formally known as the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge).GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.923 square miles (4.979 km2), including 1.827 square miles (4.731 km2) of it is land and 0.096 square miles (0.248 km2) of water (4.98%) is water.DemographicsCensus 2010Census 2000As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,004 people, 757 households, and 555 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 425.1/km2 (1,098.9/mi2). There were 827 housing units at an average density of 175.4/km2 (453.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.86% White, 0.05% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.45% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.Manahawkin is in Jersey Shore. Use our United States route maker tool to arrange your visit to Manahawkin and other destinations in United States.
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