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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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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.
30% of Matawan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Matawan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $740. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,687.
Libraries in Matawan include Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library ... View libraries
Monmouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Matawan political report.
The average commute time for Matawan workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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