Carteret, New Jersey Population 2024

25,275

Carteret is a city located in Middlesex County New Jersey. Carteret has a 2024 population of 25,275. Carteret is currently declining at a rate of -0.02% annually and its population has decreased by -0.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,297 in 2020.

The average household income in Carteret is $99,724 with a poverty rate of 10.14%. The median age in Carteret is 37.6 years: 34.7 years for males, and 39.5 years for females.

Carteret Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Carteret was:

  • White: 31.8%
  • Asian: 24.96%
  • Black or African American: 16.28%
  • Two or more races: 14.3%
  • Other race: 12.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.15%
Land Area (mi²)
4.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,756.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.09% (-22)
The current population of Carteret, New Jersey is 25,275 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,297.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,00231.8%
Asian6,28024.96%
Black or African American4,09616.28%
Two or more races3,59814.3%
Other race3,06212.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander850.34%
Native American380.15%

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Carteret Population by Race

Carteret Population Pyramid 2024

Carteret Median Age

37.6

Total

34.7

Male

39.5

Female

Carteret Adults

There are 19,137 adults, (3,585 of whom are seniors) in Carteret.

Carteret Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Carteret Sex Ratio

Female12,55549.9%
Male12,60650.1%

Carteret Population by Age

Carteret Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,1533.0854.445.6
Married4,2353.9569.930.1
Non Family2,1041.1147.852.2
Female1,5083.424.975.1
Male3063.0831.468.6

3.65

Average Family Size

3.08

Average Household Size

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carteret Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,3588.16%
Associates Degree1,2637.59%
Bachelors Degree3,30319.85%
Graduate Degree1,2787.68%
High School Graduate5,66334.03%
Less Than 9th Grade1,3518.12%
Some College2,42514.57%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carteret Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carteret Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic4,9353,900919
White4,5694,041995
Asian4,4183,3151,851
Black2,4532,422788
Other Race1,9131,254208
2+ Races1,6741,492434
Islander58440
Native American35170

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.9%.

Carteret Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$52,188$52,417$47,292
Graduate Degree$68,472$73,580$66,250
High School Graduate$38,852$45,614$29,646
Less Than 9th Grade$33,608$37,976$27,888
Overall$46,291$50,524$40,595
Some College$57,168$67,979$43,452

$46,291

Average Earnings

$50,524

Average Male

$40,595

Average Female

Carteret Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carteret Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carteret Language

40.69% of Carteret residents speak only English, while 59.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.06% of the population.

Carteret Language

Carteret Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic8,8261,03311.7%
Other3,02072123.87%
Asian6,2446089.74%
White5,4235209.59%
Black4,0963859.4%
Multiple3,5982065.73%
Islander851416.47%

10.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.28%

Male Poverty Rate

11.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carteret

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carteret is Other, with 23.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carteret is Multiple, with 5.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.57%.

Carteret Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.37%
Some College9.68%
High School7.2%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%

Carteret Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed13.42%
Female Employed4.8%
Male Employed4.64%
Female Unemployed0%

Carteret Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carteret Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$90,685$111,201
Households$79,049$99,724
Married Families$101,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,377$53,201

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carteret Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Carteret Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Carteret Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Carteret Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carteret Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

522

Number of Veterans

478

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam192
Second Gulf War102
First Gulf War52
Korea52
World War II0

Carteret Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+224
65 to 7492
35 to 5484
55 to 6474
18 to 3448

Carteret Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4036.23%
Hispanic681.18%
Other Race492.23%
Asian450.91%
Black250.76%

Carteret Veterans by Race

Carteret Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carteret Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Carteret Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carteret Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carteret Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.05%

Born in Carteret

64.48%

Native Born

35.52%

Foreign Born

12.22%

Non Citizen

23.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

64.48% of Carteret residents were born in the United States, with 44.05% having been born in New Jersey. 12.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Carteret Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,249-5-0.02%
202825,254-5-0.02%
202725,259-6-0.02%
202625,265-5-0.02%
202525,270-5-0.02%
202425,275-6-0.02%
202325,2811760.7%
202225,105-113-0.45%
202125,218-79-0.31%
202025,2971,9048.14%
201923,393-121-0.51%
201823,514-90-0.38%
201723,604-17-0.07%
201623,621-76-0.32%
201523,697-17-0.07%
201423,714270.11%
201323,687-22-0.09%
201223,7091190.5%
201123,5907343.21%
201022,85600%
200020,7091,6848.85%
199019,025-1,573-7.64%
198020,598-2,539-10.97%
197023,1372,63512.85%
196020,5027,47257.34%
195013,0301,0548.8%
194011,976-1,363-10.22%
193013,3392,29220.75%
192011,0475,26190.93%
19105,7865,2861057.2%
1900500-24,749-98.02%
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Carteret Population by Year