NJ

National Population : 333,590,059
New Jersey State Population : 9,202,495

About Carteret, NJ

Carteret, NJ is located in Middlesex County in the state of New Jersey.

The total City Population for Carteret is about 23,408 with about 2,058 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 24,721.

The Average Home Value is $271,900.00, which is roughly 26% lower than the Average Home Value of $365,627.00 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 31% higher than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $74,676.00, which is roughly 20% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $93,038.00 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 23% higher than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Carteret is about 6%.

New Jersey is ranked #6 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 80.81 out of 100.

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Voting

Middlesex County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 36.6% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 60.44%
Republican: 38.32%
Libertarian: 0.68%
Green: 0.33%
Other: 0.23%


Nearby Locations

Port Reading, NJ (1.76 mi.)
Avenel, NJ (2.26 mi.)
Sewaren, NJ (2.69 mi.)
Rahway, NJ (2.97 mi.)
Woodbridge, NJ (3.33 mi.)
Linden, NJ (3.69 mi.)
Iselin, NJ (4.28 mi.)
Colonia, NJ (4.29 mi.)
Roselle, NJ (4.75 mi.)
Clark, NJ (4.83 mi.)
Elizabeth, NJ (4.99 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 07008
Latitude : 40.581602
Longitude : -74.232666
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : Northeast
Average Elevation : 12 ft.
Area Code(s) : 732

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 3.01
Male Population Estimate : 44.85%
Female Population Estimate : 47.55%
Median Age : 35.1
Male Median Age : 33.9
Female Median Age : 36.1

White Population Estimate : 48.95%
Black Population Estimate : 15.12%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 28.58%
Asian Population Estimate : 18.82%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.16%
Indian Population Estimate : 1.03%
Other Population Estimate : 12.22%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Carteret specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Middlesex County: About 2 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Middlesex County: About 149 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Middlesex County is about 56% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 48% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.