Avenel, NJ
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Avenel is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 17,223 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Avenel is the 113th largest community in New Jersey.

Avenel is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Avenel is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Avenel who work in office and administrative support (15.89%), sales jobs (12.29%), and computer science and math (9.59%).

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.

In Avenel, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.05 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Despite being a small town, Avenel has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The citizens of Avenel are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.84% of adults in Avenel having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Avenel in 2010 was $22,645, 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 $90,580 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 15.76% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Avenel include Irish, Polish, German, and Hungarian.

Avenel also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.11%.

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