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Population (year 2000): 20,709. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,460 (+3.6% change)
Males: 10,050 (48.5%), Females: 10,659 (51.5%)

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $47,148 (year 2000)
Median house value: $135,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Carteret:

  • White Non-Hispanic (57.2%)
  • Hispanic (23.4%)
  • Black (9.5%)
  • Other race (9.3%)
  • Asian Indian (5.9%)
  • Two or more races (3.9%)
  • Filipino (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (14.3%), Irish (12.9%), Polish (12.3%), German (7.2%), Hungarian (4.6%), Ukrainian (3.7%).

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Elevation: 16 feet

Land area: 4.4 square miles

Carteret,

For population 25 years and over in Carteret

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Carteret borough

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

23.4% Foreign born (9.9% Latin America, 6.6% Asia, 6.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,727 (+9.1%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Elizabeth, (5.7 miles pop. 120,568).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (11.0 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (23.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Reading, NJ (1.5 miles Port NJ (2.9 miles Sewaren, NJ Avenel, (3.4 miles NJ Linden, (3.8 miles NJ Rahway, (3.9 miles NJ Woodbridge, (4.1 miles NJ (5.3 miles Roselle, Amboy, NJ Perth (5.4 miles

Latitude: 40.58 N, Longitude: 74.23 W

Area code: 732


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (14.5%), Educational,health and social services (14.5%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.5%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -712 (-3.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,824 (20.7%)


 

Crime in Carteret by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 2 1 0 1
    per 100,000 4.8 0.0 9.7 4.8 0.0 4.8
Rapes 4 3 0 4 11 5
    per 100,000 19.3 14.5 0.0 19.3 53.1 24.1
Robberies 37 12 25 20 21 20
    per 100,000 178.7 57.9 120.7 96.6 101.4 96.6
Assaults 22 45 41 25 43 29
    per 100,000 106.2 217.3 198.0 120.7 207.6 140.0
Burglaries 136 140 92 84 96 78
    per 100,000 656.7 676.0 444.3 405.6 463.6 376.6
Thefts 315 291 268 256 247 279
    per 100,000 1521.1 1405.2 1294.1 1236.2 1192.7 1347.2
Auto thefts 50 54 49 55 68 61
    per 100,000 241.4 260.8 236.6 265.6 328.4 294.6
213.5 191.0 187.3 164.8 199.6 175.3


Average climate in Carteret, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Carteret,

Carteret-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the Carteret city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 tornado 37.8 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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


Hospitals/medical centers near Carteret:
  • STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL-SOUT (about 4 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY)
  • RAHWAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; RAHWAY, NJ)
  • RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; PERTH AMBOY, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Carteret:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 9 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 18 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 23 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Carteret:
  • LINDEN (about 3 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 12 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 19 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)

Amtrak stations near Carteret:
  • 7 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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 48 $297,922 $74,480 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 7 $24,206 $41,496 0 $0
Other Government Administration 8 $22,554 $33,831 4 $5,610
Financial Administration 11 $41,207 $44,953 1 $1,240
Other and Unallocable 11 $41,583 $45,363 6 $4,873
Streets and Highways 18 $57,901 $38,600 0 $0
Firefighters 19 $111,324 $70,309 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $32,192 $32,192 27 $29,234
Fire - Other 0 $0   1 $1,683
Welfare 3 $8,834 $35,336 0 $0
Health 4 $14,152 $42,456 6 $1,328
Solid Waste Management 2 $7,353 $44,118 0 $0
Sewerage 4 $16,787 $50,361 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 11 $40,541 $44,226 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 17 $62,882 $44,387 0 $0
Transit 3 $9,438 $37,752 1 $1,355
Local Libraries 6 $22,220 $44,440 9 $3,894
Totals for Government 184 $811,094 $52,897 55 $49,217


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carteret:
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 7 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Full-time enrollment: 8,135)
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,856)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 12 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,878)
  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 12 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,565)
  • ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,893)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
Public high school in Carteret:
  • CARTERET HIGH (Students: 966; Location: 199 WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Carteret:
  • GATEWAY SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 60 HIGH STREET; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Carteret:
  • CARTERET MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 932; Location: 300 CARTERET AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • COLUMBUS (Students: 714; Location: 1 CARTERET AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MINUE (Students: 681; Location: 83 POST BLVD.; Grades: PK - 05)
  • NATHAN HALE SCHOOL (Students: 567; Location: 678 ROOSEVELT AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Carteret:
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 865 ROOSEVELT AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY FAMILY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 190; Location: 132 EMERSON STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Carteret:
  • CARTERET FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $532,974; Location: 100 COOKE AVENUE; 71,855 books; 589 audio materials; 1,048 video materials; 148 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Carteret: Carteret Fire Company Number 3 (A), Carteret Fire Station Number 1 (B), Carteret Fire Station Number 2 (C), Carteret Jewish Community Center (D).

Shopping Center: Carteret Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Carteret include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (B), Holy Family Roman Catholic Church (C), Saint Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church (D), Hungarian Reformed Church (E), Congregation Brotherhood of Israel Synagogue (F), Congregation of Loving Justice Synagogue (G), Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (H).

Creeks: Rolphs Creek (A), Run Creek (B), Noes Creek (C), Marshes Creek (D), Caseys Creek (E), Cross Creek (F).

Parks in Carteret include: Carteret Park (1), Joseph Medwick Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Carteret compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS 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)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carteret:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • 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.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • 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)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)

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