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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
    C+
  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 24,040. Carteret is in Middlesex County. Living in Carteret offers residents an urban 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
24,040

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,443
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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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
    90.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    20.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    70
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    197.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,037.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Carteret

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,892
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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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.
Brilliant neighborhood to live and learn in. Carteret is a diverse city where many different cultures can be experienced in the span of a few yards, and access to art, museums, sporting events, food (gotta love deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs) and other cultural activities is immediate. That’s theettype of city that I like to make my home, and the Carteret offers everything I’m looking for in a home