Carteret demographics profile

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%
Carteret, NJ has a population of 23,966 and is the 1,820th largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,458 per sq mi which is 349% higher than the New Jersey average and 5924% higher than the national average. The median age in Carteret is 35 which is approximately 11% lower than the New Jersey average of 40. In Carteret, 53% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 49% speak English and 27% speak Spanish. 48% of Carteret residents were born in New Jersey, 14% were born out of state, 6% were born outside of the United States and 32% were foreign born.

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  • 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 or African American.
  • In Carteret 20.75% of the population is Asian.

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      Carteret population breakdown by race

      RaceCarteretNew JerseyNational
      Black or African American16.42%13.54%12.63%
      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.

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