The small city of Avenel, New Jersey is home to slightly less than 19,000 people. Middle-aged professionals should fit right in, as they make up an above-average portion of the population, while young adults account for a smaller percentage of the city. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between renting (53%) and owning (47%) their home despite a relatively expensive average rent of $1,376 per month, substantially higher than the state average of $1,272.
Avenel has an average commute time of about 35 minutes. Many residents (34%) drive to work, while public transit is used by just 5% of the population. Few workers commute on foot.
Many Avenel residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries make up 14% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. Avenel workers take home an average annual income of just under $81K, about $5,000 less than their peers elsewhere in New Jersey. Avenel, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Avenel has a high number of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or equivalent (40%) compared to the national average. Further, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
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