Dunellen, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dunellen, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dunellen had a population of 7,587 as of July 1, 2017. Dunellen 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 Dunellen is located at latitude 40.5902 and longitude -74.4656 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dunellen (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Borough of Dunellen (GNIS ID: 885198) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dunellen population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dunellen, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,587
Daytime Population: Workers 1,817
Daytime Population: Residents 3,245
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,062
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 7,576
Population in Familes 6,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 7,238
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $76,444
Average Household Income $91,104
Per Capita Income $32,115


Total Housing Units 2,773 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,583 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,087 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $296,645
Average Home Value $311,955


Total Households 2,670
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 1,833
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.61%
Households 0.55% 0.55%
Families 0.53% 0.54%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Dunellen, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dunellen to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 195 64th
Population Density # 59 89th
Diversity Index # 72 87th
Median Household Income # 287 48th
Per Capita Income # 371 32nd

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