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Avenel, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Avenel Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Middlesex County at latitude 40.5843 and longitude -74.2716. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The formal official name is the Avenel Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Avenel, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Avenel indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Avenel Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map


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Avenel, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 17,325
Population in Households 14,333
Population in Familes 12,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,992
Population Density1 4,926
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 5,253
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 3,827
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,744 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,509 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $256,591
Average Home Value $268,827


Median Household Income $69,578
Average Household Income $81,234
Per Capita Income $27,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.61%
Households 0.47% 0.67%
Families 0.47% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
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, 2014 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 # 61 89th
Population Density1 # 106 81st
Diversity Index2 # 38 93rd
Median Household Income # 304 44th
Per Capita Income # 420 23rd

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