Avenel, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Avenel, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Avenel Census Designated Place had a population of 17,591 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Avenel, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,591
Population in Households 14,650
Population in Familes 12,702
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,941
Population Density2 5,002
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $77,318
Average Household Income $91,453
Per Capita Income $27,924


Total Housing Units 5,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,695 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,649 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 166 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $292,652
Average Home Value $303,472


Total Households 5,344
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 3,878
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.41% 1.67%
Households 0.45% 2.02%
Families 0.4% 1.93%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 2018 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 # 63 89th
Population Density # 108 80th
Diversity Index # 35 94th
Median Household Income # 305 44th
Per Capita Income # 466 14th

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