Wanamassa, New Jersey

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Wanamassa, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Map of Wanamassa highlighted within Monmouth County. Right: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
Map of Wanamassa highlighted within Monmouth County. Right: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
Coordinates: 40°14′13″N 74°01′44″W / 40.236816°N 74.028865°W / 40.236816; -74.028865Coordinates: 40°14′13″N 74°01′44″W / 40.236816°N 74.028865°W / 40.236816; -74.028865
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Township Ocean
Area[1]
 • Total 1.152 sq mi (2.982 km2)
 • Land 1.114 sq mi (2.885 km2)
 • Water 0.038 sq mi (0.098 km2)  3.27%
Elevation[2] 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 4,532
 • Density 4,068.6/sq mi (1,570.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07712[4]
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 3476700[1][5]
GNIS feature ID 02390450[1][6]

Wanamassa is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community within Ocean Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.[7][8] As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 4,532.[3] The community was named for Wanamassa, a Native American leader of the 17th century.

Geography[edit]

Wanamassa is located at 40°14′13″N 74°01′44″W / 40.236816°N 74.028865°W / 40.236816; -74.028865 (40.236816,-74.028865). According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.152 square miles (2.982 km2), of which, 1.114 square miles (2.885 km2) of it is land and 0.038 square miles (0.098 km2) of it (3.27%) is water.[1][9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 4,530
2000 4,551 0.5%
2010 4,532 −0.4%
Population sources:
2000-2010[7] 2000[10] 2010[3]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 4,532 people, 1,648 households, and 1,229 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,068.6 per square mile (1,570.9/km2). There were 1,709 housing units at an average density of 1,534.3 per square mile (592.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.39% (4,006) White, 3.42% (155) Black or African American, 0.35% (16) Native American, 4.39% (199) Asian, 0.20% (9) Pacific Islander, 1.21% (55) from other races, and 2.03% (92) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 6.47% (293) of the population.[3]

There were 1,648 households, of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% 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 3.20.[3]

In the CDP, 24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 males.[3]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[5] 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.[10]

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.[10]

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.[10]

The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,607, and the median income for a family was $64,960. Males had a median income of $51,768 versus $35,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,759. About 0.9% of families and 1.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.[10]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit offers train service on the North Jersey Coast Line at the Allenhurst and Asbury Park stations. NJ Transit local bus service is available on the 832 and 837 routes.[11]

Notable people[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 13, 2013.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wanamassa Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed August 9, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Wanamassa CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Wanamassa, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 9, 2012.
  5. ^ a b American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  6. ^ US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  7. ^ a b New Jersey: 2010 - Population and Housing Unit Counts - 2010 Census of Population and Housing (CPH-2-32), United States Census Bureau, August 2012. Accessed December 16, 2012.
  8. ^ GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 16, 2012.
  9. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c d e DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Wanamassa CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 9, 2012.
  11. ^ Monmouth County Bus / Rail Connections, New Jersey Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 26, 2010. Accessed August 9, 2012.
  12. ^ "Brucebase Wiki: 00/03/69 - CHALLENGER EASTERN SURFBOARDS WANAMASSA, NJ"
  13. ^ Kirkpatrick, Rob (2007). The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen Greenwood Publishing Group, pp. 8 ISBN 0-275-98938-0 "The band's manager, Tinker West (who also owned the surfboard factory over which Springsteen lived) was from California..."