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Wanamassa is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) within Ocean Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 4,532. The community was named for Wanamassa, a Native American leader of the 17th century.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.152 square miles (2.982 km2), including 1.114 square miles (2.885 km2) of land and 0.038 square miles (0.098 km2) of water (3.27%).
The 2010 United States Census counted 4,532 people, 1,648 households, and 1,229 families in the CDP. The population density was 4,068.6 inhabitants 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 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.47% (293) of the population.
Of the 1,648 households, 34.1% had children under the age of 18; 58.5% were married couples living together; 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present and 25.4% were non-families. Of all households, 19.6% 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.
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.