Located in Western Monmouth County on 30.8 square miles, Manalapan Township is only 15 miles from the Jersey Shore and 45 miles from Manhattan. Yorketown and Englishtown are both communities located within Manalapan Township borders.
As of the 2010 Census, the township’s population was 38,872, an increase of 5,449 (+16.3%) from the 33,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,707 (+25.1%) from the 26,716 counted in the 1990 Census. The township provides a suburban setting that has contributed greatly to its appeal and growth over the past 20+ years.
Public school students k-8 attend the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District, and students in grades 9-12 attend either Manalapan High School or Freehold Township High School, as part of the Freehold Regional High School District.
Public high school students also have the option to attend one of the Monmouth County Vocational School District’s five career academies.
Manalapan has a 162-acre recreation center that offers handball courts, softball/baseball fields, a fitness trail, football fields, soccer fields, street hockey courts, tot lots, basketball courts, tennis courts, bocce courts, sand volleyball courts, a nine-hole golf course, concession stand, picnic areas, and shelter buildings.
One of the largest and most significant battles of the American Revolution took place in Manalapan Township. The park, The Battle of Monmouth Battlefield, preserves a rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse, and a visitors center.