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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Colonia is a suburb of New York City with a population of 17,486. Colonia is in Middlesex County. Living in Colonia offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Colonia there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Colonia and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Colonia are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$351,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,380
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Colonia Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Colonia

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$102,979
National
$55,322
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Colonia Reviews

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Colonia is very safe, great schools, small town, quite, peaceful but Expensive to leave here. Small stores, We are surrounded by Woodbride Edison, Clark, and Rahway. Train station is 7 min away driving, The Woodbridge mall is 15 min away.
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Colonia is a very safe, quiet and peaceful town located in Woodbridge NJ, you will enjoy the local parks, sports centers, restaurant selection and close to shopping center, the only thing that would turn you away from Colonia is certain homes are too close together.
I notice that people tend to love this town. People that live here often have lived here their whole life. Real estate is expensive, and taxes are high but if you want a safe town with good schools then it is a good fit for you.