Established in 1901, Avenel is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located within Woodbridge Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey. It was named for the daughter of Captain Demarest, the founder of the village, which had formerly been known as Demarest on the Hill.

As of the 2010 Census, Avenel had 17,011 people, 5,150 households, and 3,749 families residing within its 3.5 square mile area.

Avenel has three public schools, Avenel Middle School, Avenel Street School #4&5 and Woodbine Avenue School #23. Parks in Avenel include Mayor Frank Pelzman Memorial Park, Eric LeGrand "Believe" Park, formerly Fifth District Park, and Prospect Avenue Park.



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