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Encyclopedia > Avenel, New Jersey

Avenel is a census-designated place located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 17,552.


Avenel is located at 40°34'58" North, 74°16'47" West (40.582660, -74.279792)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.0 km˛ (3.5 mi˛). 8.9 km˛ (3.4 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.58% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 17,552 people, 5,233 households, and 3,799 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 1,970.0/km˛ (5,099.2/mi˛). There are 5,353 housing units at an average density of 600.8/km˛ (1,555.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 53.52% White, 19.66% African American, 0.35% Native American, 18.90% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.65% from other races, and 3.89% from two or more races. 9.85% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 5,233 households out of which 36.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% are married couples living together, 11.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% are non-families. 21.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.73 and the average family size is 3.23.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 42.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 134.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 145.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $54,929, and the median income for a family is $61,029. Males have a median income of $48,000 versus $31,804 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $19,794. 9.6% of the population and 6.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.1% of those under the age of 18 and 6.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=40.58266&longitude=_74.279792&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=40.58266&lon=_74.279792&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=_74.279792&lat=40.58266&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Avenel, New Jersey (Cities) (128 words)
Avenel is located in Middlesex County and is in Gateway Region.
It is in a heavily-populated area outside of Elizabeth, on US 9 close to the New Jersey Turnpike I-95 and the Hudson River opposite Staten Island.
Avenel is part of the Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, New Jersey metro area.
Avenel, New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (442 words)
Avenel is a census-designated place and unincorporated area within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.
About 6.1% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.
As part of the 2000 Census, 13.65% of Avenel's residents identified themselves as being Indian American.
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