Carteret, New Jersey

Population 23,536

Carteret is located in Middlesex County, NJ. The population is 23,536, making Carteret the 4th largest city in Middlesex County.

There are 5 public schools in Carteret with an average Homefacts rating of C. The total crime rate for Carteret is very low , and there are 5 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Carteret is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Carteret property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Carteret include Port Reading, Avenel and Sewaren.

Carteret Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Average
  • No High School Diploma: 14.7%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 61%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 24.3%

Crime Rate

49.57% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 102
  • Violent Crimes: 135
  • Robbery: 47
  • Burglary: 169
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 850

Registered Offenders

84.31% Lower than national avg.
  • 5 offenders in Carteret
  • 2.12 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

214 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 9
  • Superfunds: 0
  • Tanks & Spills: 204


Moderate 3.3%
  • New Jersey unemployment average: 3.7%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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There are 5 K-12 public schools in Carteret, NJ and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Carteret's schools as Average, with an overall C rating.

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Carteret, NJ

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210 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Carteret, NJ issued 210 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 210 permits, 10 were issued for single family homes and 200 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Carteret, NJ issued 181 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 181 permits, 9 were issued for single family homes and 172 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $1,220
  • 1 Bedroom: $1,408
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,770
  • 3 Bedrooms: $2,202
  • 4 Bedrooms: $2,488

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Environmental Hazards

214 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (385/400)
    Carteret, NJ has 96.25% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 2 COUNTY
    Carteret, NJ is a yellow zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.03 Average
    Carteret, NJ is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 32.98°
  • February 36.13°
  • March 44.77°
  • April 55.17°
  • May 64.36°
  • June 73.34°
  • July 79.95°
  • August 76.72°
  • September 69.82°
  • October 57.43°
  • November 47.12°
  • December 37.47°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Carteret, NJ

Carteret, NJ has a low risk of earthquakes.
Carteret, NJ has a moderate risk of hurricanes.
Carteret, NJ has a low risk of hail storms.
Carteret, NJ has a low risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Carteret, NJ: $67,776


Unemployment in Carteret is 3.3%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.7% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 48.88%
White Collar - 51.12%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Christopher Christie
  • Sen. Cory A. Booker
  • Sen. Robert Menendez

City Representatives

  • Frank Pallone Jr.

Neighborhood Info

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  • No Cemeteries found in Carteret, NJ

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  • No retirement homes found in Carteret, NJ
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