Carteret, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Carteret, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Carteret had a population of 24,168 as of July 1, 2016. Carteret ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Carteret is located at latitude 40.5838 and longitude -74.2275 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Carteret (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The Borough of Carteret (GNIS ID: 885181) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carteret population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Carteret: Roosevelt.


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Carteret, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,168
Population in Households 24,159
Population in Familes 21,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 5,471
Diversity Index2 84
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,928
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 5,935
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,620 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,309 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 605 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $271,509
Average Home Value $269,155
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,046
Average Household Income $78,017
Per Capita Income $25,543
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.91%
Households 0.7% 0.79%
Families 0.68% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Carteret, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carteret to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 42 92nd
Population Density1 # 94 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 16 97th
Median Household Income # 398 27th
Per Capita Income # 478 12th

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