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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Avenel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (18.20%), management occupations (9.67%), and computer science and math (8.95%).

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.

One downside of living in Avenel is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Avenel, the average commute to work is 30.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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 overall education level of Avenel is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.26% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Avenel in 2010 was $24,274, 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 $97,096 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 16.12% 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: 30.04%.

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