Dunellen Criminal Defense
My office has experienced defending both adults and juveniles arrested in Dunellen. The most common type of arrests in Dunellen are for minor drug possession, like possession less than 50 grams of marijuana and DWI. Being arrested for a drug charge or DWI in Dunellen can be overwhelming. Give my office a call so we can answer your questions and discuss the options in your case.
Dunellen Borough Town Info:
Dunellen Borough was formed in 1887. It is situated in the Raritan Valley in central New Jersey. The U.S. Census Bureau registers its total area at 1.0 square mile, all of it land.
At the time of the 2000 Census, there were 6,823 inhabitants. The population has increased 3.8% and in July 2009 it stood at 7,080. The population density is high at roughly 6,600 people per square mile. There were 2,520 housing units in 2000 with a value of $156,900. By 2009, the estimated median house or condo value was $327,681. The January 2011 cost of living index was 23.5% higher than the national average.
The most common ancestries reported are Irish (26.2%), Italian (19.2%), German (18.6%), Polish (9.8%), English (8.6%) and Dutch (2.4%). In 2000, the composition of the population by rare was 84.07% White, 14.80% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 3.66% African American and 3.56% Asian. Today, there are 1,108 foreign-born residents (10.5% Latin America, 3.1% Asia, 2.4% Europe.
More than half (56.9%) of the population was between 25 and 64 years old. This results in a median age of 36 years. Residents under the age of 18 represented 24.9%.
In 2000, about a third (33.9%) of the 2,451 households had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half the households (54.4%) were made up of married couples living together. The remainder was composed of non-families (30.2%) and individuals (23.5%).
The median income for a household in 2000 was $59,205. It rose to an estimated $63,008 in 2009. The per capita income rose accordingly from $26,529 in 2000 to an estimated $28,409 in 2009. The median income of the 1,170 families was $67,188 in 2000. The difference between male and female median income was 32% ($45,000 versus $34,130). About 3.3% of the population was living below the poverty level.
There were 16 full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, all of them officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 143 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 20.4 and a violent rate of 1.0. There were no murders or bias crimes. The 2009 reports included 1 rape, 2 robberies, 4 assaults, 28 burglaries, 97 incidents of domestic violence and 22 cases of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 4 rapes, 4 robberies, 4 assaults, 51 burglaries, 137 thefts, 2 auto thefts, 1 arson, and no murders.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 10.76% did not complete high school versus 36.25% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 27.33%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 17.71% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 6.95% (versus 12.05% statewide).
From 2005 to 2009, the most common industries for males were construction and retail trade (17% each) and manufacturing (13%). Females were employed in health care and social assistance (32%), retail trade (10%) and finance and insurance (10%).