Avenel, New Jersey

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Avenel is a census-designated place and unincorporated area within Woodbridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 17,552. East Jersey State Prison is located in Avenel, in the region bordering the city of Rahway.



Avenel is located at 40°34′58″N 74°16′47″W / 40.582660°N 74.279792°W / 40.582660; -74.279792 (40.582660, -74.279792).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.0 km2 (3.5 mi2). 8.9 km2 (3.4 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) of it (0.58%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,552 people, 5,233 households, and 3,799 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,970.0/km2 (5,099.2/mi2). There were 5,353 housing units at an average density of 600.8/km2 (1,555.2/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 53.52% White, 19.66% African American, 0.35% Native American, 18.90% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.65% from other races, and 3.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.85% of the population.

There were 5,233 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.23.

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