Dunellen, New Jersey

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Dunellen, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Dunellen
Nickname(s): "The Railroad Town"[1]
Motto(s): "Small Enough to Know You, Large Enough to Serve You."[1]
Dunellen highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: location of Middlesex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Dunellen highlighted in Middlesex County. Inset: location of Middlesex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Dunellen, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Dunellen, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°35′25″N 74°27′56″W / 40.590231°N 74.465595°W / 40.590231; -74.465595Coordinates: 40°35′25″N 74°27′56″W / 40.590231°N 74.465595°W / 40.590231; -74.465595[2][3]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Middlesex
Incorporated October 28, 1887
Named for Dunellen station
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Mayor Robert J. Seader (R, term ends December 31, 2019)[4]
 • Administrator William M. Robins[5]
 • Municipal clerk William M. Robins[6]
Area[2]
 • Total 1.048 sq mi (2.715 km2)
 • Land 1.048 sq mi (2.715 km2)
 • Water 0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)  0.00%
Area rank 495th of 566 in state
23rd of 25 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 52 ft (16 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9]
 • Total 7,227
 • Estimate (2016) 7,374
 • Rank 313th of 566 in state
21st of 25 in county[10]
 • Density 6,894.8/sq mi (2,662.1/km2)
 • Density rank 66th of 566 in state
4th of 25 in county[10]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08812[11][12]
Area code(s) 732 and 908[13]
FIPS code 3402318490[2][14][15]
GNIS feature ID 0885198[2][16]
Website dunellenborough.net

Dunellen is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.

Population[change | change source]

Census year Population Increase
1990 6,528
2000 6,823 295 (+4.5%)
2010 7,227 404 (+5.9%)

History[change | change source]

Dunellen started in 1867. It grew around a railroad station. The station was originally called New Market station. It served the nearby community of that name in Piscataway.[17]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.048 square miles (2.715 km2). All of it is land.[2][3] Dunellen is in the Raritan Valley, a line of communities in central New Jersey.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kuperinsky, Amy. "'The Jewel of the Meadowlands'?: N.J.'s best, worst and weirdest town slogans", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, January 22, 2015. Accessed July 12, 2016. "Dunellen, in Middlesex County, is 'Small Enough to Know You, Large Enough to Serve You.' Councilman Jason Cilento says the slogan is "a bit of a mystery," and that it's easier to explain the nickname 'Railroad Town,' for its reputation as a bedroom community for New York commuters."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2010 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey County Subdivisions, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  4. 2017 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed May 30, 2017.
  5. Administration, Borough of Dunellen. Accessed July 12, 2016.
  6. Municipal Clerk, Borough of Dunellen. Accessed July 12, 2016.
  7. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Dunellen, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 5, 2013.
  8. DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Dunellen borough, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 30, 2012.
  9. Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Dunellen borough, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed May 30, 2012.
  10. 10.0 10.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 22, 2012.
  11. Look Up a ZIP Code for Dunellen, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed November 22, 2012.
  12. Zip Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed October 9, 2013.
  13. Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Dunellen, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed October 8, 2013.
  14. American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  15. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed May 30, 2012.
  16. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  17. Loyer, Susan. "DUNELLEN Tremendous effort by parents, tremendous fun for kids", Home News Tribune, June 5, 2005. Accessed May 30, 2012. "Originally part of Piscataway, Dunellen was established in 1867 and grew up around the New Jersey Central Railroad station, which was known as New Market station."

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