Dunellen Borough, New Jersey
Population 7,260

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$286,500
Half are $230,800 - $360,200
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$2,274
With a Mortgage
Median Monthly Rent
$1,233
Includes Utilities
Median Year Housing Built
1947
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$76,000
Poverty Rate
7%
Unemployment Rate
6.2%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
94%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
39%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
9%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
91%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School
Demographics
Children
24%
Under 18
Young Adult Singles
22%
Ages 18-39
Middle Aged and Married
25%
Ages 40-64
Seniors
9%
Ages 65+

Population records for the city of Dunellen begin with the 1920 census. In 1920, the population was recorded as 3394. It is one of 15 cities in Middlesex County. Dunellen is a rural city located in northern New Jersey.

Dunellen, NJ is a Place (Borough):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Dunellen, NJ is a part of the New York, NY Metro Area.

Housing

1947

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

1.1%

Estimated Abandoned Homes

This estimate includes vacant housing that is not for rent, rented, for sale, sold, for seasonal/recreational/occasional use, or for migrant workers.

Number of BedroomsOccupied Housing Units

Total

None
1%
1
10%
2
25%
3
51%
4
11%
5+
2%

Owners

None
0%
1
4%
2
18%
3
63%
4
14%
5+
2%

Renters

None
4%
1
27%
2
49%
3
15%
4
2%
5+
3%
75.4%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

22

Price to Rent RatioOccupied Housing Units

The price to rent ratio compares home values to rental costs. Values over 20 indicate that it is likely more affordable to rent. Values under 15 indicate that it is likely more affordable to buy. Values between 15 and 20 indicate that extra judgment must be taken when making housing decisions. It is calculated as the median home value divided by the median annual contract rent (ie. rent without additional utilities).

$286,500

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

Owner Occupied Home Values

$2,274

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

3.5

Estimated Median Bedrooms for OwnersOwner Occupied Housing Units

Owner Occupied Homes by Number of BedroomsOwner Occupied Housing Units

None
0%
1
4%
2
18%
3
63%
4
14%
5+
2%
3.8

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

46%

Housing Cost Burdened Owners

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

$1,233

Median Monthly Rent and Utility CostsRenter Occupied Housing Units with Housing Costs

Monthly housing costs include rent and utilities. When comparing to monthly ownership costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

2.4

Estimated Median Bedrooms for RentersRenter Occupied Housing Units

Rental Properties by Number of BedroomsRenter Occupied Housing Units

None
4%
1
27%
2
49%
3
15%
4
2%
5+
3%
41%

Housing Cost Burdened Renters

Federally subsidized housing programs set the maximum affordable housing cost at 30% of income. This threshold has become a measure of housing affordability and is intended to make sure that households have enough money to for other needs including food, clothing, transportation, etc. Anyone spending more than 30% of their income on housing is considered house burdened because it becomes difficult to afford many of the other necessities of living.

Employment

$75,591

Median Household Income

Household Income

36.4

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

7%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$37,909

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

84%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Dunellen, NJ generally make around 8431% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices. It is also worth noting that the 20% of men and 29% of women ages 16+ that did not have earnings were not included in the calculation.

6.2%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Dunellen, NJ, 24% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

Unemployment by Education LevelCivilian Population Ages 25-64 in the Labor Force

76%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Dunellen, NJ, 24% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
79%
15-34 Hours per Week
14%
1-14 Hours per Week
8%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
88%
15-34 Hours per Week
4%
1-14 Hours per Week
8%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
68%
15-34 Hours per Week
25%
1-14 Hours per Week
8%

Employed by IndustryFull-time, Year-Round Civilians Ages 16+

Male
Female
Compared to US Avg
High Health care and social assistance
7%
10%
High Manufacturing
12%
3%
High Professional, scientific, and technical services
4%
6%
High Construction
7%
1%
Normal Educational services
3%
4%
High Transportation and warehousing
6%
1%
High Accommodation and food services
4%
3%
Normal Public administration
4%
2%
High Wholesale trade
4%
1%
Normal Other services, except public administration
2%
2%
Low Retail trade
3%
1%
Normal Information
2%
1%
Normal Administrative, support, waste management services
3%
Low Finance and insurance
2%
1%
Normal Arts, entertainment, and recreation
1%
Low Utilities

Employed by OccupationFull-time, Year-Round Civilians Ages 16+

Male
Female
Compared to US Avg
Normal Management
9%
3%
High Business and financial operations
6%
6%
Low Office and administrative support
1%
7%
High Transportation
8%
High Construction and extraction
8%
Normal Production
5%
1%
Normal Education, training, and library
2%
4%
High Food preparation and serving related
5%
Low Sales and related
5%
High Community and social service
4%
High Healthcare support
3%
1%
Normal Health diagnosing, treating practitioners, other technical
1%
3%
High Legal
3%
High Law enforcement workers including supervisors
2%
Low Installation, maintenance, and repair
2%
Low Computer and mathematical
2%
Normal Health technologists and technicians
1%
1%
Normal Personal care and service
2%
Normal Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors
1%
Normal Life, physical, and social science
1%
Low Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media
Low Architecture and engineering
1%

Means Of Transportation To WorkWorkers Ages 16+

Car, truck, etc.
87%
Public transportation
4%
Taxi
0%
Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means
4%
Worked at Home
5%

Public Transit Usage by Poverty StatusWorkers Ages 16+

Travel Time to WorkIn Minutes for Workers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Leaving for WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Time Arriving at WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
6.5%
High School Graduate
54.9%
Associate's degree
8.4%
Bachelor's degree
20.8%
Master's degree
7.2%
Professional school degree
1.5%
Doctorate degree
0.6%
94%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

39%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

9%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and only 86% of children in this age range were enrolled in Dunellen, NJ.

Enrolled in Public School
88%
Enrolled in Private School
8%
Not Enrolled in School
3%
91%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

7,260

Total Population

Historical Population

The historical population of Dunellen, NJ in each census year since 1790 is derived from census records as well as historical state references. Learn more about the urbanization of the US and historical city populations.

Total Population By Age

Life Stages

Children Under 10
14%
Children 10-17
11%
Young Adult Singles
22%
Middle Aged and Married
25%
Seniors
9%
Other
20%
14%

Children Under 10

11%

Children Ages 10-17

22%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

25%

Middle Aged and Married (Ages 40-64)

9%

Seniors (Ages 65+)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Marital Status of FemalesPopulation Ages 15+

Household Composition

Single female/male families do not necessarily denote single parent households. Single householders living with siblings, their aging parents, or any other relatives would be included.

Married Couples
50%
Single Female Families
15%
Single Male Families
7%
Householder Living Alone
16%
Householder Living with Non-Relative
12%

Race and Ethnicity

The Office of Management Budget (OMB) and Census Bureau consider race and ethnicity as two distinct concepts. A person's race and whether they are of Hispanic origing are self reported to the Census Bureau according to which group they most closely identify. In 1997, the OMB revised the racial classification to include categories for two or more races. Because of criticism for treating these as separate questions and because many residents consider race and ethnicity to be the same, the Race and Ethnicity chart below shows those that consider themselves to be Non-Hispanic for each race with those that consider themselves Hispanic as a separate group.

Race

White
74%
Black
10%
American Indian or Alaskan
1%
Asian
3%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
10%
Two Plus Races
2%

Hispanic and Latino Races

White
59%
Black
3%
American Indian and Alaskan
3%
Asian
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Other
32%
Two Plus Races
2%

Race and Ethnicity

White
56.0%
Black
8.8%
American Indian or Alaskan
1.0%
Asian
2.7%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
0.6%
Two Plus Races
1.6%
Hispanic
29.3%

Hispanic and Latino Origins

Mexican
10%
Puerto Rican
25%
Cuban
3%
Dominican
3%
Central American
13%
South American
46%
Other
0%
58

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Dunellen, NJ are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Dunellen, NJ weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at PLAINFI.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 51% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are higher than 58% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 81% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSNJ
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0189232
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0010395
Region2013 ACS1
Division2013 ACS2
State FIPS2013 ACS34
Place FIPS2013 ACS18490
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusDunellen borough
Name2013 ACSDunellen borough, New Jersey
Functional Status Code2010 CensusA
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS21
State ANSI2010 Census01779795
Place ANSI2010 Census00885198
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US3418490
GEOID2013 ACS3418490
Population2010 Census7,227
Population2013 ACS7,260
Housing Units2010 Census2,683
Housing Units2013 ACS2,796
Land Area2013 ACS1.0 square miles
Water Area2010 Census0
Population Density2013 ACS6,926.3 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[40.580725,-74.478087], [40.599245,-74.452321],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS40.590217699397, -74.46558502487
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusC5
Place Size Code2010 Census13