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.

Carteret Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes07008
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.58
Approximate Longitude-74.22

Carteret Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

Carteret Public Libraries

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

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Carteret Public Schools

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

Carteret Private Schools

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