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Overview

Introduction to Dunellen, New Jersey

Dunellen, New Jersey is 5 miles NW of Edison, New Jersey (center to center) and 18 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. It is located in Middlesex county, and has a population of 6,823.

Dunellen History

The community of Dunellen was formed in 1867. Though the development of this area was related to the Elizabeth-Town & Somerville Railroad station, the railroad station was not named Dunellen until 1869. The Art Color factory, established in 1925, was the main industry in the area, and churned out 10,000,000 magazines every month. The factory was purchased by the W. F. Hall Printing Company of Chicago in 1931, and was in operation till 1968.

Dunellen and Nearby Attractions

  • Crane Phillips Living Museum
  • Albert Einstein House
  • Cheesequake State Park
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Things To Do In Dunellen

Middlesex County Museum, New Jersey Museum of Agriculture, Littell-Lord Farmhouse Museum, Hungarian Heritage Center, and Crane Phillips Living Museum have various artifacts and memorabilia which reflect the cultural and historical background of the region. The 18th century colonial estate, Buccleuch Mansion, is also close by. The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, which stretches for 70 miles along the canal, offers opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and biking. Other popular attractions are the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary, and the Staten Island Zoo.

Dunellen Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Dunellen Higher Education

Colleges close to Dunellen are Rutgers University, Devry Institute, Middlesex County College, and Drew University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,355
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+3,682
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30%
Median Earnings25+$37,181
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,574
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,089

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,599
% Above Poverty Level90.3%
% Below Poverty Level9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,213
Median House Value$285,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.5%
Italian13.3%
German11.1%
Polish9.3%
Irish9.1%
English4.3%
West Indian1.7%
Dutch1.5%
Haitian1.2%
Greek0.9%
Egyptian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Jamaican0.5%
Russian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Austrian0.1%
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Dunellen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8812
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.6
Approximate Longitude-74.48

Dunellen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPLAINFIELD
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Green Brook7,141$141,127
Middlesex13,811$95,721
North Plainfield22,106$86,149
South Plainfield23,963$103,365
Warren15,966$168,056
Watchung5,944$153,531

Dunellen Public Libraries

Dunellen Free Public Library
NEW MARKET ROAD
Dunellen, New Jersey
(732) 968-4585

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Dunellen Public Schools

Dunellen High School
411 First Street
ZIP: 8812
(732) 968-0885
High
Total Enrollment 332
John P. Faber Elementary School
400 High Street
ZIP: 8812
(732) 968-5311
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Lincoln Middle School
400 Dunellen Avenue
ZIP: 8812
(732) 968-0885
Middle
Total Enrollment 294
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