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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 17,734. Colonia is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Colonia offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Colonia there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, 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
$355,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,475
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Colonia Rankings

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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

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Colonia

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$104,519
National
$55,322

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Colonia Reviews

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I have lived here my entire life and went to public schools in town (Colonia Middle and High Schools). It is pretty mediocre and average for a suburb. There’s not much to do in terms of nightlife or really anything that fun. I always found myself going to nearby towns to do fun things during high school and being home from college was always boring for this reason. In terms of diversity, the population is diverse but there is a serious racism issue in many of the residents. This was quite apparent at the high school and how they handled bullying and hate crimes that occurred there.
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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.
Its changed a lot from what it used to be and it's over crowded. Very different from the past. Highest taxed in all Woodbridge Township, was told its supposed to be the best, but its not.