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Avenel, NJ
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Avenel profile

Living in Avenel

Avenel is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 16,920 people and three associated neighborhoods, Avenel is the 117th largest community in New Jersey.

Also of interest is that Avenel has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.95% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Avenel, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.66 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Even though Avenel is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of people in Avenel who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.92% of adults in Avenel have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Avenel in 2022 was $34,181, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,724 for a family of four. However, Avenel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Avenel is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Avenel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Avenel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Avenel also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.05% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Avenel include Italian, Polish, Irish, German, and Haitian.

In addition, Avenel has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.94%).

The most common language spoken in Avenel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.