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Overview

Introduction to Carteret, New Jersey

Carteret, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles NE of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 11 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon area.

Carteret History

The original name of Carteret was Roosevelt, and it was initially created as the borough of Roosevelt in April, 1906. On November 7, 1922, the name of the town was formally changed to Carteret. According to some sources, the town of Carteret was named after one of the first proprietors of New Jersey, Sir George Carteret, or his son Philip Carteret, who was the first Governor of New Jersey.

Carteret and nearby Attractions

  • Carteret Jewish Community Center
  • Carteret Fire Station
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Rolphs Creek
  • Carteret Park

Things To Do In Carteret

The town of Carteret offers easy access to some of New York’s popular tourist destinations like the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Empire State Building. From Carteret one can also visit the Liberty Hall Museum and the Staten Island Zoo. The town itself has a community center and numerous creeks running through the entire town, like Rolphs Creek, Noes Creek, Marshes Creek, and Caseys Creek, among others.

Carteret Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Carteret Higher Education

Educational facilities are available at the Cuny College of Staten Island. Also close by are Union County College and Kean University.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,966
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+10,823
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.3%
Median Earnings25+$39,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,773
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,098

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,079
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation8.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,305
Median House Value$259,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59%
Italian9.6%
Irish7.5%
Polish4.5%
German3.3%
West Indian2.9%
African2.3%
Hungarian1.8%
Portuguese1.8%
Liberian1.4%
Haitian1.3%
Slovak1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
Russian1%
English0.8%
Swedish0.5%
British0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Scottish0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Arab0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Carteret Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes7008
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.58
Approximate Longitude-74.22

Carteret Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCRANFORD
Distance6.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance10.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elizabeth128,042$45,413
Iselin19,411$91,190
Linden41,595$72,597
Perth Amboy52,265$53,275
Rahway28,884$75,882
Woodbridge101,131$92,402

Carteret Public Libraries

Carteret Free Public Library
100 COOKE AVENUE
Carteret, New Jersey
(732) 541-3830

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Carteret Public Schools

Carteret Middle School
300 Carteret Avenue
ZIP: 7008
(732) 541-8960
Middle
Total Enrollment 850
Carteret High School
199 Washington Avenue
ZIP: 7008
(732) 541-8960
High
Total Enrollment 1033
Nathan Hale Elementary School
678 Roosevelt Avenue
ZIP: 7008
(732) 541-8960
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Columbus Elementary School
1 Carteret Avenue
ZIP: 7008
(732) 541-8960
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Private Nicholas Minue Elementary School
83 Post Blvd
ZIP: 7008
(732) 541-8960
Primary
Total Enrollment 675

Carteret Private Schools

St Joseph Elementary School
865 Roosevelt Ave
ZIP: 7008
Elementary
Total Enrollment 194
Gateway School
60 High St
ZIP: 7008
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
Newmark High School
132 Emerson St
ZIP: 7008
Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
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