Dunellen, NJ
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Dunellen is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,431 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dunellen is the 265th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Dunellen isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dunellen are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dunellen is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dunellen who work in office and administrative support (19.97%), management occupations (7.80%), and teaching (6.80%).

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

In Dunellen, a lot of people use taxis to get to work every day though Dunellen is a relatively small borough. Those that ride taxis are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Dunellen citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.45% of adults in Dunellen have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dunellen in 2010 was $31,412, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,648 for a family of four. However, Dunellen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dunellen is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Dunellen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dunellen residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dunellen also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.62% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dunellen include German, Irish, Polish, and English.

In addition, Dunellen has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (20.58%).

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