Avenel, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Avenel, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Avenel Census Designated Place had a population of 17,788 as of July 1, 2016. Avenel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Avenel is located at latitude 40.5843 and longitude -74.2716 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Avenel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Avenel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389160) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Avenel Census Designated Place is located within Township of Woodbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Avenel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Avenel, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,788
Population in Households 14,835
Population in Familes 12,813
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,953
Population Density1 5,058
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 5,408
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 3,936
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,700 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,708 (48.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $280,769
Average Home Value $283,441


Median Household Income $75,616
Average Household Income $86,331
Per Capita Income $26,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.72% 0.82%
Households 0.79% 0.87%
Families 0.77% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.73%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Avenel, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Avenel to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 62 89th
Population Density1 # 101 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 37 93rd
Median Household Income # 286 48th
Per Capita Income # 463 15th

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