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Carteret

Borough of Carteret

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
      County: 
    Middlesex County
      City: 
    Carteret
      County all: 
    Middlesex | Union
      County FIPS: 
    34023 | 34039
      Coordinates: 
    40°35′02″N 74°13′39″W
      Area total: 
    4.93 sq mi (12.77 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.39 sq mi (11.37 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.54 sq mi (1.40 km²)
      Elevation: 
    13 ft (4 m)
      Established: 
    Incorporated April 11, 1906 (as Roosevelt ) Renamed November 7, 1922 (as Carteret )
  •   Latitude: 
    40,5823
      Longitude: 
    -74,2303
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    07008
      GMAP: 

    Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
    25,326
      Population density: 
    5,767.7 residents per square mile of area (2,226.9/km²)
      Household income: 
    $52,727
      Households: 
    7,852
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.70%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    8.97%

Carteret is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the borough's population was 25,326. The Rahway River forms the northern boundary of Carteret, with Linden on the other side of the river in Union County. The Arthur Kill is the eastern boundary with Staten Island, New York City on the opposite side. Carteret's Sikh community, variously estimated at 1,000 to 2,500, is the largest concentration of Sikhs in the state. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Canda, Chrome, East Rahway, Lamar, Silvan Beach, South Carteret and West Chrome. The borough was originally created as the borough of Roosevelt on April 11, 1906, from portions of Woodbridge Township, based on the results of a referendum approved on May 22, 1906. The name was changed to Carteret as of November 7, 1922, and the borough was also called Carteret during the period from December 19, 1921, to January 16, 1922. It is named after Sir George Carteret, one of the first proprietors of New. Jersey, and his son Philip Carteret. It has a population of 22,844 people, 7,591 households, and 5,686 families in the 2010 United States census. The racial makeup was 50.68% (11,577) White, 14.85% (3,393) Black or African American, 0.35% (80) Native American, 19.04% (4,349) Asian, 0.05% (12) Pacific Islander, 11.18% (2,553) from other races, and 3.85 percent (880) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.93% (7,066) of the population.

History

Carteret was originally created as the borough of Roosevelt on April 11, 1906, from portions of Woodbridge Township. The name was changed to Carteret as of November 7, 1922. The borough was named after Sir George Carteret, one of the first proprietors of New Jersey, and his son Philip Carteret. Carteret was also called Carteret during the period from December 19, 1921, to January 16, 1922, when it was part of the Borough of Roosevelt. It is now a city of the same name, but with a different name, based on a referendum approved on May 22, 1906. It has a population of about 6,000. It was once the largest city in the United States, and is now the second-largest city in New Jersey. It also has the third-largest population in the state, after New Jersey City and Newark. The city's population is about 5,000, and it has the fourth-largest economy in the U.S., after New York City and Philadelphia. The town's population has grown to more than 7,000 since it was created in 1906, and more than 10,000 in the last 50 years. It now has a total population of 7,500. It had a population in 1906 of 6,500, and has a current population of 6.5,000 (as of November 8, 2014). It is the largest borough in the State of New York, with a total area of more than 6,300 square miles.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.96 square miles (12.86 km²) The Rahway River forms the northern boundary of Carteret, with Linden on the other side of the river in Union County. The Arthur Kill is the eastern boundary with Staten Island, New York City on the opposite side. Woodbridge Township borders Carteret on all land-based boundaries. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the borough include Canda, Chrome (in the borough's southeast), East Rahway, Lamar, Silvan Beach, South Carteret and West Chrome. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs through the center of the borough. It is the only borough in New Jersey not to be part of the city of Trenton, which is part of New Jersey. Carteret has a population of 2,816. It has an area of 5.4 square miles, including 4.39 square miles of land and 0.57 square miles. of water (11.53% of its area is water). The borough's population is 2,715. It was the only New Jersey borough to have a post-bellum population of more than 2,000 in the U.S. Census Bureau's most recent survey, which took place in the year 2000. It also has a large percentage of people living in households that are less than 50 years of age, with more than half of them living in the South.

Demographics

Carteret's Sikh community, variously estimated at 1,000 to 2,500, is the largest concentration of Sikhs in the state. The Gurudwara Singh Sabha Sahib had rented a location in Carteret in 1998 before moving to a permanent location in the nearby Port Reading section of Woodbridge Township in 2005. The 2010 United States census counted 22,844 people, 7,591 households, and 5,686 families in the borough. The median household income was $58,614 (with a margin of error of +/ $5,733) and the median family income was$69,192 (+/ $10,119). Males had a median income of $47,405 (-/ $4,676) versus $42,971 (-/$4,266) for females. About 11.8% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21. 8% of those under age 18 and 11.5% ofThose age 65 or over. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was3.51. The population density was 4,747.4 people per square mile (1,833.9/km²) The racial makeup of the borough was 50.7% White, 14.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 19.0%. Asian,0.1% Pacific Islander, 11.2% from other races, and 3.9%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.93%.

Economy

Portions of Carteret are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ), one of 32 zones covering 37 municipalities statewide. The borough was selected in 1994 as one of a group of 10 zones added to participate in the program. Carteret is the location of the primary data center for the NASDAQ OMX Group's stock exchange.Carteret was the headquarters of the defunct electronics chain Nobody Beats the Wiz. It is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, one of the state's main north-south routes. It has a population of about 2,000. The city is home to one of New Jersey's busiest airports, the New York City-New Jersey International Airport. It also has one of its busiest rail stations, the Staten Island Railway, which was built in the 1970s and 1980s. It was also the home of the former radio station WQXR-FM, which went bankrupt in the 1980s and 1990s. The town has a history of being involved in the development of technology and other fields. It's also home to a number of small businesses, including a clothing store, a hair salon, a restaurant, a bank, and a hair care salon. It currently has a mayor and two council members, both of whom were elected in 2010. The mayor and three council members were re-elected in 2012 and 2014. The current mayor's term expires in March 2026, and the current council member's term ends in March 2024. The UEZ's status is set to expire in 2026.

Government

Carteret is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 564) statewide. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the Borough Council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council. The borough maintains a 50-person police department. Carteret is located in New Jersey's 6th Congressional District and is part of its 19th state legislative district. For the 117th United States Congress, Carteret's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D), of Long Branch, New Jersey. The Borough of Carteret hired its first firefighter in the late 19th century. It relied on a single paid firefighter up until 1920, when paid staff was expanded to five firefighters to operate the Borough's first motorized fire truck. In August 1990 a pipeline carrying jet fuel burst in Carteret. The Carteret Fire Department joined with personnel from GATX Terminals Corporation and the Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit to construct a temporary dike to prevent the fuel from flowing into the Arthur Kill. In 2011, the assistance of Port Security Grant cost $297,000, through a FEMA grant, the department acquired its first fireboat. In December 2014, the Courier News reported on an investigation of serious sexual harassment targeting the department's sole female firefighter.

Education

The Carteret School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2017-2018 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 3,821 students and 288.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 13.3:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-2018 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) areColumbus School (723 students; in grades Pre-K5), Nathan Hale School (487; Pre- K5), Private Nicholas Minue School (678; pre-K-8) and Carteret Middle School (862; 68) and Carteret High School (994; 912). In 2016, borough voters turned down a ballot proposal to switch from an elected school board to an appointed board. A private rabbinical college, Yeshiva Gedola of Carteret, opened in 2006. Saint Joseph School serves students as part of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church and is overseen by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, a county-wide vocational school district, offers full-time career and technical education at its East Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Piscataway technical high schools, with no tuition charged to students for attendance. The district's high school students are eligible to apply to attend the high school programs offered by the Middlesex City Vocational School District.

Transportation

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 59.24 miles (95.34 km) of roadways. The only major road that passes through Carteret is the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) Studies are being conducted to introduce ferry service between Waterfront Park and Midtown Manhattan via Arthur Kill and Kill van Kull. As of 2021, funding for the construction of a landing dock and purchase of a boat was in place.NJ Transit local bus service is provided on the 116 route to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and on the 48 route to Elizabeth. The borough has a population of 3,816. The population of Carteret was 3,715 as of the 2010 Census, and it has an estimated population of 4,716. It is the only borough in New Jersey that does not have a large percentage of its population living in the New York metropolitan area. It has the highest rate of obesity in the state of New Jersey, and the lowest rate of childhood obesity. It also has the lowest level of obesity among New Jersey boroughs, at 1.7%. It has a high rate of diabetes and high blood pressure, with the highest levels of obesity being in the central and southern parts of the boroughs. The town has a low rate of literacy, with a rate of 1.3%. It is one of the few New Jersey towns with a high percentage of African-American residents. It had the highest percentage of Hispanic residents, with 1.8% of its residents being African-Americans.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey = 26.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Carteret = 3.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 25,326 individuals with a median age of 38.3 age the population grows by 12.46% in Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,767.7 residents per square mile of area (2,226.9/km²). There are average 2.91 people per household in the 7,852 households with an average household income of $52,727 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.70% of the available work force and has dropped -3.55% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.20%. The number of physicians in Carteret per 100,000 population = 254.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Carteret = 43.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 24.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 111. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 207. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 46, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 65.03%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 49 years with median home cost = $256,110 and home appreciation of 0.41%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $23.65 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $7,933 per student. There are 14.8 students for each teacher in the school, 1293 students for each Librarian and 554 students for each Counselor. 4.90% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.13% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.64% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Carteret's population in Middlesex County, New Jersey of 13,339 residents in 1930 has increased 1,9-fold to 25,326 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.16% female residents and 48.84% male residents live in Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 44.60% are single population.

  • 30.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Carteret require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.06% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.49% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 6.23% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.25% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey, 65.03% are owner-occupied homes, another 30.60% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.37% are vacant.

  • The 57.01% of the population in Carteret, Middlesex County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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