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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Carteret is a suburb of New York City with a population of 23,682. Carteret is in Middlesex County. Living in Carteret offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Carteret there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Carteret and residents tend to be liberal.
About Carteret...
Population
23,682

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$271,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,510
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Carteret Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    16.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    62.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    146.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    986.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Carteret

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,676
National
$55,322

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I like Carteret because of its people, diversity everywhere and the most welcoming of people. The schools are improving every single day and the teachers are amazing too. There's also a lot of construction going on, which will make living in Carteret even better. There will be a ferry going to New York and a medical center. I honestly can't find anything wrong with Carteret, some areas do need a lot more improvements because they can be unsafe but that is in any community. Overall, great for families! Also, because Amazon moved one of its headquarters near here there's an abundance of jobs.
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It is a quiet little town. Safe overall and has good neighbors. Has 3 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school which provide a good education!
Carteret NJ could be elucidated by one thing; that attribute being a serene environment, with a perfect mix of aircraft turbulence! Sure the aviation tremors are sporadic and trivial, but it reminds one of the industrial, technological age we live in! The neighborhoods are replete with law abiding citizens, obviously every place has its blighted areas, so beware and avoid those. The parks are clean and fun to hang around in, or kick the ball about. The shopping centers are perfectly located, you can literally walk to a nearby store to buy groceries, all shopping centers are within walking distant for those that feel inconvenienced by gas prices and or don’t have an available automobile. The schools aren’t as impressive as the ambiance, but suburban perfection more than makes up for it.