Carteret, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 24,084 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.3%
 
Males: 11,591  (48.1%)
Females: 12,493  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 07008.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,480 (it was $47,148 in 2000)
Carteret:

$65,480
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,924 (it was $18,967 in 2000)

Carteret borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $279,357 (it was $134,800 in 2000)
Carteret:

$279,357
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $360,652; detached houses: $388,909; townhouses or other attached units: $290,148; in 2-unit structures: $290,140; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $240,353; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $230,723; mobile homes: $91,955

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,420.

March 2019 cost of living index in Carteret: 122.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.5%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Black residents, 16.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for other race residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Carteret, NJ (2010)
    • 7,81234.2%White alone
    • 7,06630.9%Hispanic
    • 4,30818.9%Asian alone
    • 3,05613.4%Black alone
    • 4371.9%Two or more races
    • 1220.5%Other race alone
    • 370.2%American Indian alone
    • 60.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Carteret detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Carteret, New Jersey as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Carteret is 12,058 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Carteret by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.6)
3
(14.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.2)
1
(4.1)
3
(12.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(32.5)
4
(18.6)
4
(18.0)
4
(17.5)
2
(8.4)
3
(12.4)
5
(21.8)
6
(26.0)
2
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.2)
2
(8.2)
5
(20.6)
4
(16.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
20
(92.7)
21
(97.8)
24
(108.3)
24
(104.9)
20
(84.5)
16
(66.0)
17
(74.2)
14
(60.7)
24
(98.0)
23
(94.8)
17
(69.9)
17
(69.9)
17
(70.0)
15
(62.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
28
(129.8)
35
(163.0)
27
(121.8)
24
(104.9)
26
(109.8)
32
(132.0)
23
(100.3)
29
(125.6)
22
(89.9)
20
(82.4)
14
(57.5)
16
(65.8)
22
(90.6)
25
(104.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
61
(282.8)
61
(284.0)
62
(279.7)
56
(244.8)
77
(325.3)
72
(297.0)
101
(440.7)
99
(428.9)
86
(351.2)
73
(300.9)
46
(189.0)
39
(160.4)
48
(197.7)
35
(146.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
256
(1,187)
274
(1,276)
250
(1,128)
242
(1,058)
202
(853.4)
296
(1,221)
317
(1,383)
245
(1,061)
258
(1,054)
199
(820.1)
224
(920.5)
175
(719.7)
252
(1,038)
236
(986.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(268.9)
24
(111.8)
47
(212.0)
31
(135.5)
23
(97.2)
31
(127.9)
43
(187.6)
31
(134.3)
24
(98.0)
18
(74.2)
24
(98.6)
29
(119.3)
26
(107.1)
24
(100.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
8
(36.1)
2
(8.7)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
11
(45.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.2)
2
(8.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)177.8184.6152.9136.7118.8144.2178.4147.3136.7121.2105.2114.9119.5119.2

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City-data.com crime index in Carteret, NJ

Crime rate in Carteret detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 72 (63 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Italian (4.3%), American (4.1%), Polish (3.2%), Irish (2.9%), Portuguese (2.0%), Liberian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 4.36 square miles.

Population density: 5,521 people per square mile   (average).

Carteret, New Jersey map

8,063 residents are foreign born (12.4% Latin America, 5.6% Asia).

This borough:

33.2%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,809 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $7,141 (2.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Staten Island, NY (4.7 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (15.3 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities:

Port Reading, NJ (1.1 miles ),
Sewaren, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Avenel, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Rahway, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Woodbridge, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Linden, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Colonia, NJ (2.1 miles ),
Iselin, NJ (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.58 N, Longitude: 74.23 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,922 (-12.0%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,446 (12.8%)

Area code: 732

Distribution of median household income in Carteret, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carteret, NJ in 2017
Carteret satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in Carteret, NJ
Historical housing units in Carteret, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +1,727 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in Carteret, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Chemicals (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
  • Chemicals (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Carteret, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.4%)

Average climate in Carteret, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Carteret, New Jersey average temperatures Carteret, New Jersey average precipitation Carteret, New Jersey humidity Carteret, New Jersey wind speed Carteret, New Jersey snowfall Carteret, New Jersey sunshine Carteret, New Jersey clear and cloudy days

Carteret, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 93.6. This is worse than average.

City:

93.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.355. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.355
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 17.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.343. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.343
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Carteret-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Carteret borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 tornado 29.3 miles away from the borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Carteret-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 233.2 miles away from Carteret center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from Carteret center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 271.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from Carteret center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carteret topographic map

Main business address for: DI GIORGIO CORP (WHOLESALE-GROCERIES & GENERAL LINE), PATHMARK STORES INC (RETAIL-GROCERY STORES).

Hospitals and medical centers near Carteret:

  • RIVERTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; RAHWAY, NJ)
  • EDEN I I SCHOOL FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN (Hospital, about 4 miles away; STATEN ISLAND, NY)
  • DELAIRE NURSING AND CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LINDEN, NJ)
  • UCPA OF NEW YORK STATE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; STATEN ISLAND, NY)
  • TRINITAS SAT LINDEN (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; LINDEN, NJ)
  • ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL AT RAHWAY Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; RAHWAY, NJ)
  • STATEN ISLAND DIALYSIS CLINIC/ AKC (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; STATEN ISLAND, NY)

Amtrak stations near Carteret:

  • 6 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 12 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carteret:

  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 5 miles; Staten Island, NY; Full-time enrollment: 11,684)
  • Kean University (about 7 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • Union County College (about 8 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Middlesex County College (about 9 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Essex County College (about 12 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,595)
  • Seton Hall University (about 12 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 12 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,210)

Public high school in Carteret:

Private high schools in Carteret:

  • GATEWAY SCHOOL (Students: 68, Location: 60 HIGH ST, Grades: 3-12)
  • NEWMARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 56, Location: 132 EMERSON ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Carteret:

Private elementary/middle school in Carteret:

  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 242, Location: 865 ROOSEVELT AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Carteret

Library in Carteret:

  • CARTERET FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $792,525; Location: 100 COOKE AVENUE; 60,170 books; 3,715 audio materials; 3,211 video materials; 22 state licensed databases; 146 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Carteret: Carteret Jewish Community Center (A), Carteret Fire Department (B), Carteret Fire Station Number 1 (C), Carteret Fire Department House 3 (D), Carteret First Aid Squad (E), Gallant Mobile Transportation (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Carteret Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Carteret include: DI GIORGIO CORP (A), PATHMARK STORES INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Carteret include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), Congregation Brotherhood of Israel Synagogue (B), Congregation of Loving Justice Synagogue (C), Holy Family Roman Catholic Church (D), Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Demetrius Orthodox Ukrainian Catholic Church (F), Saint Elias Byzantine Rite Catholic Church (G), Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (H), Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Rolphs Creek (A), Marshes Creek (B), Cross Creek (C), Run Creek (D), Caseys Creek (E), Noes Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Carteret include: Joseph Medwick Park (1), Carteret Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Julian's Cafe Restaurant & Lounge (1000 Roosevelt Avenue), Holiday Inn Carteret (1000 Roosevelt Ave).

Birthplace of: Joe Medwick - Baseball player, Keith Hughes (basketball) - Basketball player.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

3.0 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

74.9%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

7.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
5 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Carteret in 2000:

  • 185 people in other group homes
  • 156 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Carteret (2011 data):

  • Investors Bank: Cateret Branch at 20 Cooke Avenue, branch established on 2010/06/15. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $10,674.9 mil, Deposits: $7,419.7 mil, headquarters in Short Hills, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Bancorp, Mhc
  • United Roosevelt Savings Bank: at 11-15 Cooke Avenue, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $99.1 mil, Deposits: $81.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: United Roosevelt Mhc
  • Capital One, National Association: Carteret Branch at 785 Roosevelt Avenue, branch established on 2001/05/21. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Carteret at 2 Holmes Street, branch established on 1923/09/15. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Cooke Avenue Branch at 25 Cooke Avenue, branch established on 1962/08/13. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Carteret:

Marital status in Carteret, NJ
  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

For population 25 years and over in Carteret:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carteret
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carteret, NJ (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic322,34074
Other48,71773
Mainline Protestant35,693113
Evangelical Protestant29,296130
Orthodox13,49114
Black Protestant5,87917
None354,442-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 221
Here:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 172
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Here:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 477
Middlesex County:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

23.8%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.2%
State:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Carteret:

46.9%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Carteret:

20.6%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.1%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Carteret:

6.8
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Carteret:

32.9%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Carteret:

55.2%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.4%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Carteret, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 54$456,427$101,4288$20,878
Housing and Community Development (Local) 25$136,770$65,6507$6,677
Firefighters 23$200,772$104,7510$0
Streets and Highways 11$60,613$66,1231$1,151
Other and Unallocable 9$38,561$51,41511$15,020
Financial Administration 9$52,467$69,9562$4,207
Other Government Administration 8$45,717$68,5761$755
Judicial and Legal 6$40,275$80,5505$8,032
Parks and Recreation 6$37,399$74,7982$4,140
Local Libraries 4$18,910$56,7309$6,226
Sewerage 3$16,113$64,4520$0
Police - Other 2$7,977$47,86228$32,836
Solid Waste Management 2$10,355$62,1300$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 4$7,041
Transit 0$0 3$3,321
Totals for Government 162$1,122,356$83,13781$110,284

Carteret government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $10,661,000 ($442.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,966,000 ($164.67)
    Health - Other: $79,000 ($3.28)
    Local Fire Protection: $56,000 ($2.33)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,302,000 ($386.23)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,708,000 ($361.57)
    Police Protection: $7,560,000 ($313.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,903,000 ($120.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,489,000 ($61.83)
    Regular Highways: $1,223,000 ($50.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $936,000 ($38.86)
    Central Staff Services: $830,000 ($34.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $819,000 ($34.01)
    Financial Administration: $733,000 ($30.44)
    Libraries: $693,000 ($28.77)
    General Public Buildings: $523,000 ($21.72)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $401,000 ($16.65)
    Sewerage: $361,000 ($14.99)
    Parking Facilities: $354,000 ($14.70)
    Health - Other: $98,000 ($4.07)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $522,000 ($21.67)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $2,735,000 ($113.56)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,193,000 ($630.83)

Carteret government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,480,000 ($227.54)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,845,000 ($76.61)
    Other: $54,000 ($2.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,175,000 ($297.92)
    Other: $142,000 ($5.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,459,000 ($60.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $423,000 ($17.56)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($1.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,583,000 ($107.25)
    Other: $481,000 ($19.97)
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000 ($1.33)
  • Tax - Property: $25,936,000 ($1076.90)
    Other License: $2,340,000 ($97.16)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $33,000 ($1.37)

Carteret government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,401,000 ($847.08)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,458,000 ($558.79)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,320,000 ($345.46)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,377,000 ($57.17)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $24,328,000 ($1010.13)
    End of Fiscal Year: $23,150,000 ($961.22)

Carteret government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,326,000 ($55.06)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,244,000 ($425.34)

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,128 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Union County, NJ  0.64% ($56,040 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.56% ($54,961)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.44% ($71,333)


6.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,090 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.75% ($84,038 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.56% ($88,720)
to Union County, NJ  0.48% ($59,520)
Businesses in Carteret, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Holiday Inn1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Payless1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
FedEx3Rite Aid1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Carteret:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carteret:

  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Carteret:

  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Carteret fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 541ft / 165mTotal length
  • $15,391,000Total costs
  • 490,544Total average daily traffic
  • 42,175Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Carteret, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Carteret, NJ
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED83$242,04839$198,487246$211,39827$99,8522$4,500,00015$177,7331$67,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$204,2865$177,00034$203,1765$94,0000$00$01$72,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED33$226,54527$230,259217$231,70535$60,7431$4,500,00015$198,2672$28,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$248,2355$173,000107$245,89710$75,0000$03$184,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$228,2003$270,33326$259,4230$00$01$248,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.00 , 0036.00, 0037.00, 0038.00, 0039.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$263,8000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$248,3752$364,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$351,0001$333,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$228,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.00 , 0036.00, 0037.00, 0038.00, 0039.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carteret, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carteret, NJ - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 84. The highest number of reported fires - 133 took place in 2015, and the least - 5 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Carteret, NJ When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (49.0%), and Outside Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Carteret, NJ
    • 65949.0%Structure Fires
    • 45233.6%Outside Fires
    • 19314.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 403.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carteret, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carteret, NJ
  • 73.9%Utility gas
  • 18.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.5%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carteret, NJ
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 21.6%Electricity
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Carteret compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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