StatisticCarteretNew JerseyNational
Population density (sq mi)5,4581,21591
Median age35.339.537.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%45%43%
Speak English49%69%79%
Speak Spanish27%16%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Carteret is 349% higher than New Jersey
  • The median age in Carteret is 11% lower than New Jersey
  • In Carteret 56.57% of the population is White
  • In Carteret 16.42% of the population is Black
  • In Carteret 20.75% of the population is Asian

Compare Carteret, NJ Demographics


      Carteret population breakdown by race

      RaceCarteretNew JerseyNational
      American Indian0.25%0.21%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race2.16%2.53%3.06%
      Other race3.85%6.35%4.75%
      In Carteret, 32.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Carteret age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Carteret, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).