Dunellen has the 2993rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Dunellen is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Dunellen is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in Dunellen is $281,900, which is above the national average. 24% of workers in Dunellen hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Dunellen. 72% of Dunellen workers drive to work alone, 10% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Dunellen spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.