Avenel, New Jersey Population 2024

17,247

Avenel is a city located in Middlesex County New Jersey. Avenel has a 2024 population of 17,247. Avenel is currently growing at a rate of 0.1% annually and its population has increased by 0.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,175 in 2020.

The average household income in Avenel is $104,607 with a poverty rate of 11.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Avenel is 39.3 years, 40.7 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Avenel Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Avenel was:

  • White: 41.79%
  • Black or African American: 23.74%
  • Asian: 20.78%
  • Two or more races: 8.66%
  • Other race: 4.72%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,069.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.42% (72)
The current population of Avenel, New Jersey is 17,247 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 17,175.

Avenel, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,19241.79%
Black or African American4,08623.74%
Asian3,57720.78%
Two or more races1,4908.66%
Other race8124.72%
Native American540.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Avenel Population by Race

Avenel Population Pyramid 2024

Avenel Median Age

39.3

Total

40.7

Male

36.6

Female

Avenel Adults

There are 13,803 adults, (2,303 of whom are seniors) in Avenel.

Avenel Age Dependency

49.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Avenel Sex Ratio

Female7,19241.79%
Male10,01958.21%

Avenel Population by Age

Avenel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,3942.5851.948.1
Married2,5273.4754.545.5
Non Family1,8191.1351.248.8
Female8823.0346.353.7
Male1662.5251.248.8

3.26

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Avenel Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4403.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,0438.26%
High School Graduate5,00039.6%
Some College1,76313.96%
Associates Degree8556.77%
Bachelors Degree1,96315.55%
Graduate Degree1,56312.38%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Avenel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Avenel Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,6374,137680
Black3,1802,783937
Asian2,3912,2171,577
Hispanic2,3551,943301
2+ Races95079348
Other Race529426249
Native American22220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.96%.

Avenel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$56,326$66,452$41,558
Less Than 9th Grade$29,195$29,597$0
High School Graduate$34,696$34,992$34,067
Some College$45,114$68,563$40,353
Bachelors Degree$72,639$78,068$53,095
Graduate Degree$98,594$99,226$79,830

$56,326

Average Earnings

$66,452

Average Male

$41,558

Average Female

Avenel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Avenel Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Avenel Language

58.5% of Avenel residents speak only English, while 41.5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 15.77% of the population.

Avenel Language

Avenel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,16976023.98%
White4,57158112.71%
Black2,68340515.1%
Multiple1,35820515.1%
Other75115420.51%

11.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.05%

Male Poverty Rate

13.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Avenel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Avenel is Hispanic, with 23.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Avenel is White, with 12.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.13%.

Avenel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.95%
Some College11.95%
High School6.42%
Bachelors or Greater6.29%

Avenel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed40.31%
Male Unemployed6.84%
Female Employed6.26%
Male Employed3.39%

Avenel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Avenel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$84,549$104,607
Families$101,750$121,892
Married Families$120,160$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,625$64,679

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Avenel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Avenel Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Avenel Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Avenel Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Avenel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

469

Number of Veterans

458

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam190
Korea88
First Gulf War46
Second Gulf War35
World War II0

Avenel Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74181
75+141
55 to 6479
18 to 3435
35 to 5433

Avenel Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3425.58%
Black581.78%
Hispanic501.92%
Other Race294.8%
2+ Races242.42%
Asian160.57%

Avenel Veterans by Race

Avenel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Avenel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Avenel Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Avenel Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Avenel Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.27%

Born in Avenel

70.06%

Native Born

29.94%

Foreign Born

14.36%

Non Citizen

15.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.06% of Avenel residents were born in the United States, with 50.27% having been born in New Jersey. 14.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Avenel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202417,247180.1%
202317,229180.1%
202217,211790.46%
202117,132-43-0.25%
202017,175-1,417-7.62%
201918,592-239-1.27%
201818,831-15-0.08%
201718,846240.13%
201618,822290.15%
201518,7938414.68%
201417,9523562.02%
201317,5962041.17%
201217,392-247-1.4%
201117,6396283.69%
201017,01100%

Avenel Population by Year