Dunellen, New Jersey Population 2024

7,535

Dunellen is a city located in Middlesex County, Somerset County, and Union County New Jersey. Dunellen has a 2024 population of 7,535. Dunellen is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -1.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,615 in 2020.

The average household income in Dunellen is $112,173 with a poverty rate of 19.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dunellen is 39.4 years, 36 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Dunellen Demographics

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

  • White: 42.55%
  • Other race: 29.82%
  • Two or more races: 13.94%
  • Asian: 9.04%
  • Black or African American: 4.65%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
7,093.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.05% (-80)
The current population of Dunellen, New Jersey is 7,535 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,615.

Dunellen, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,23342.55%
Other race2,26629.82%
Two or more races1,05913.94%
Asian6879.04%
Black or African American3534.65%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dunellen Population by Race

Dunellen Population Pyramid 2024

Dunellen Median Age

39.4

Total

36

Male

43.1

Female

Dunellen Adults

There are 5,691 adults, (965 of whom are seniors) in Dunellen.

Dunellen Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Dunellen Sex Ratio

Female3,52646.41%
Male4,07253.59%

Dunellen Population by Age

Dunellen Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4463.162.937.1
Married1,2683.6468.531.5
Non Family6841.2458.341.7
Female3174.2382.317.7
Male1774.346.293.8

3.72

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dunellen Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1262.55%
9th to 12th Grade3897.87%
High School Graduate1,93539.13%
Some College52810.68%
Associates Degree3446.96%
Bachelors Degree1,27625.8%
Graduate Degree3477.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dunellen Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dunellen Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,0701,949637
Hispanic1,8531,504269
Other Race1,4151,096139
Asian580580525
2+ Races419419212
Black31627166

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90.52%.

Dunellen Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$43,945$59,464$24,989
Less Than 9th Grade$29,127$27,962$44,625
High School Graduate$33,543$0$17,556
Some College$45,677$63,688$26,042
Bachelors Degree$59,799$106,161$0
Graduate Degree$120,194$107,568$121,746

$43,945

Average Earnings

$59,464

Average Male

$24,989

Average Female

Dunellen Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dunellen Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dunellen Language

46.64% of Dunellen residents speak only English, while 53.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.44% of the population.

Dunellen Language

Dunellen Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,4611,09431.61%
Other2,26655824.62%
Multiple1,05537935.92%
Asian68717325.18%
White2,8781424.93%
Black35310128.61%

19.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.19%

Male Poverty Rate

17.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dunellen

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dunellen is Multiple, with 35.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dunellen is White, with 4.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.66%.

Dunellen Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.94%
High School19.9%
Bachelors or Greater13.49%
Some College3.33%

Dunellen Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed64%
Female Unemployed23.08%
Male Employed7.93%
Female Employed0.38%

Dunellen Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dunellen Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$86,532$112,173
Families$111,133$128,494
Married Families$114,209$-999,999,999
Non Families$54,583$63,599

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dunellen Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Dunellen Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dunellen Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dunellen Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dunellen Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

137

Number of Veterans

137

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam53
Second Gulf War48
First Gulf War18
Korea0
World War II0

Dunellen Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+53
35 to 5448
55 to 6436
18 to 340
65 to 740

Dunellen Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1194.9%
2+ Races183.77%

Dunellen Veterans by Race

Dunellen Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dunellen Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Dunellen Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dunellen Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dunellen 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

54.03%

Born in Dunellen

63.98%

Native Born

36.02%

Foreign Born

9.99%

Non Citizen

26.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

63.98% of Dunellen residents were born in the United States, with 54.03% having been born in New Jersey. 9.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dunellen Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,435-20-0.27%
20287,455-20-0.27%
20277,475-20-0.27%
20267,495-20-0.27%
20257,515-20-0.27%
20247,535-20-0.26%
20237,555-20-0.26%
20227,575-12-0.16%
20217,587-28-0.37%
20207,6154205.84%
20197,195-34-0.47%
20187,229-28-0.39%
20177,257-2-0.03%
20167,259-24-0.33%
20157,283-2-0.03%
20147,28580.11%
20137,277160.22%
20127,261220.3%
20117,239220.3%
20107,2173945.77%
20006,8232954.52%
19906,528-65-0.99%
19806,593-479-6.77%
19707,0722323.39%
19606,8405498.73%
19506,29193117.37%
19405,3602124.12%
19305,1481,75451.68%
19203,39400%
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Dunellen Population by Year