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Matawan is a borough in Monmouth County, in the New York metro area.

One tradition says the name derives from Algonquian for "where two rivers come together." Another translation is "enchanted skin"

The latitude of Matawan is 40.414N. The longitude is -74.23W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,873.


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Median household income
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$63,594
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Matawan demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Matawan received national attention for 1916 shark attacks in Matawan Creek, a tidal river. A man and a 12-year-old boy were killed
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Cheesequake State Park
Historic sites and museums: Burrows Mansion, Thomas Warne Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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12% of Matawan residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Matawan ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Matawan was $30,320, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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30% of Matawan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Matawan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $740.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,687.


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Libraries in Matawan include Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library ... View libraries

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Monmouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Matawan political report.

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The average commute time for Matawan workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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