Manalapan is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The name "Manalapan" is derived from a word in the Lenape language that would mean either "land of good bread", or "covered swamp with edible roots". Formally a part of Freehold Township, The Battle of Monmouth was fought on lands that are today a part of Manalapan. Englishtown separated from the township following in 1888.
According to the 2010 US Census, 38,872 people were residing in Manalapan among which 13,263 households and 10, 633families within the township. The median family income was $115,292 (+/- $5,344).
The Manalapan Recreation Center covers over 162 acres and offers a wide variety of athletic and recreational activities for all ages. It boasts 9 baseball fields, 2 football fields, 6 basketball and a 9 hole disc golf course, plus much, much more,
Manalapan is a thriving community full or plenty of restaurants, shopping, cultural and recreational opportunities for it's diverse and close knit community.