Carteret, New Jersey

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Population in 2014: 24,114 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +16.4%
 
Males: 11,978  (49.7%)
Females: 12,136  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  34.4 years
New Jersey median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 07008.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,269 (it was $47,148 in 2000)
Carteret:

$58,269
NJ:

$70,165

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,418 (it was $18,967 in 2000)

Carteret borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $246,527 (it was $134,800 in 2000)
Carteret:

$246,527
NJ:

$307,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $327,554; Detached houses: $356,587; Townhouses or other attached units: $239,444; In 2-unit structures: $249,367; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,012; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,096; Mobile homes: $67,687

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,225.

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  • Races in Carteret, NJ (2013)

    Carteret races chart
    • 8,35135.0%White alone
    • 7,94033.3%Hispanic
    • 4,71219.8%Asian alone
    • 2,69911.3%Black alone
    • 2371.0%Two or more races
    • 840.4%Other race alone
    • 170.07%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carteret: 123.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (11.1%), Irish (8.2%), Polish (5.2%), United States (4.4%), German (3.7%), Hungarian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1906

Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 4.36 square miles.

Population density: 5,528 people per square mile   (average).

Carteret,NJ real estate house value index trend

Carteret, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in Carteret:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carteret borough:

  • Never married: 40.9%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

7,213 residents are foreign born (10.8% Latin America, 5.7% Asia, 3.2% Europe).

This borough:

30.0%
New Jersey:

21.6%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Carteret, New Jersey as of December 03, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Carteret to the number of sex offenders is 8,021 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,488 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $6,347 (3.0%)

Carteret satellite photo by USGS

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: -3,046 (-12.7%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 1,403 (13.7%)

Area code: 732

Carteret household income distribution Carteret home values distribution

Crime rates in Carteret by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 1011300012012
per 100,000 4.70.04.64.614.00.00.00.04.18.70.04.18.2
Rapes 4115744423562N/A
per 100,000 18.950.522.932.518.618.017.58.412.421.826.08.2N/A
Robberies 20212020212424201617142423
per 100,000 94.696.591.792.797.8108.3104.984.566.074.260.798.094.8
Assaults 25432928352724263223292220
per 100,000 118.2197.6133.0129.8163.0121.8104.9109.8132.0100.3125.689.982.4
Burglaries 849678616162567772101998673
per 100,000 397.3441.2357.7282.8284.0279.7244.8325.3297.0440.7428.9351.2300.9
Thefts 256247279256274250242202296317245258199
per 100,000 1,210.91,135.11,279.51,186.81,275.81,127.91,057.8853.41,220.81,383.11,061.41,053.7820.1
Auto thefts 55686158244731233143312418
per 100,000 260.1312.5279.8268.9111.8212.0135.597.2127.9187.6134.398.074.2
Arson 1134082101000
per 100,000 4.74.613.818.50.036.18.74.20.04.40.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 181.6219.8188.5185.9193.1159.9143.0124.2150.8186.6154.1142.9133.7

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Carteret detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 60 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
New Jersey average:

3.43
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,727 (+9.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (22%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Carteret: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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

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 the city 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 Carteret 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 the city 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 (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carteret topographic map

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

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 103. This is worse than average.

City:

103
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.327. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.327
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 16.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.5
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.682. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.682
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 15.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.44
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.6% for other race residents, 24.5% for two or more races residents)
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

Carteret, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
New Jersey average:

12.7

Carteret travel time to work - commute Carteret mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Carteret borough (based on Middlesex County data)

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
Middlesex County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.6%
New Jersey:

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
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
Police Protection - Officers 54$456,427$101,4288$20,878
Police - Other 2$7,977$47,86228$32,836
Firefighters 23$200,772$104,7510$0
Streets and Highways 11$60,613$66,1231$1,151
Welfare 0$0 4$7,041
Solid Waste Management 2$10,355$62,1300$0
Sewerage 3$16,113$64,4520$0
Parks and Recreation 6$37,399$74,7982$4,140
Housing and Community Development(Local) 25$136,770$65,6507$6,677
Transit 0$0 3$3,321
Local Libraries 4$18,910$56,7309$6,226
Other and Unallocable 9$38,561$51,41511$15,020
Totals for Government 162$1,122,356$83,13781$110,284

Carteret government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,969,000 ($330.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,233,000 ($299.95)
    Police Protection: $5,740,000 ($238.04)
    Sewerage: $2,437,000 ($101.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,257,000 ($93.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,100,000 ($45.62)
    Regular Highways: $902,000 ($37.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $855,000 ($35.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $810,000 ($33.59)
    Financial Administration: $750,000 ($31.10)
    Central Staff Services: $563,000 ($23.35)
    Libraries: $550,000 ($22.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $432,000 ($17.91)
    Electric Utilities: $305,000 ($12.65)
    Health - Other: $280,000 ($11.61)
    Parking Facilities: $262,000 ($10.87)
    General Public Buildings: $250,000 ($10.37)
    Transit Utilities: $108,000 ($4.48)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $100,000 ($4.15)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($1.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $858,000 ($35.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,052,000 ($541.26)

Carteret government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,955,000 ($205.48)
    Housing and Community Development: $905,000 ($37.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,393,000 ($265.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $257,000 ($10.66)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $577,000 ($23.93)
    Sale of Property: $500,000 ($20.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $442,000 ($18.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $80,000 ($3.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,008,000 ($166.21)
    All Other: $1,877,000 ($77.84)
    Highways: $385,000 ($15.97)
  • Tax - Property: $15,850,000 ($657.29)
    Other License: $1,567,000 ($64.98)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $18,000 ($0.75)

Carteret government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,350,000 ($1009.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,087,000 ($915.94)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,891,000 ($202.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,628,000 ($108.98)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $16,014,000 ($664.10)
    Beginning: $3,505,000 ($145.35)

Carteret government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,367,000 ($1093.43)

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($792 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, NJ  0.57% ($46,633 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.55% ($51,397)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.39% ($56,722)


6.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($888 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.65% ($64,341 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.50% ($66,985)
to Union County, NJ  0.46% ($49,757)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Carteret fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 695m2,280ftTotal length
  • $13,470,000Total costs
  • 820,456Total average daily traffic
  • 73,118Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 61950-1959
  • 131970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (17%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
Businesses in Carteret, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Holiday Inn1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Payless1
Dunkin Donuts1RadioShack1
FedEx3Rite Aid1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1

Carteret compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

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