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Carteret is a borough in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for Philip Carteret, colonial governor

The latitude of Carteret is 40.577N. The longitude is -74.228W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,653.


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Median household income
Local
$47,148
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Carteret demographic reports
Carteret is on the Arthur Kill and Rahway River
Former and merged names include:
· Roosevelt
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 75. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Joe Medwick, baseball player
Local bands (past and present) have included Smithereens
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Carteret residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carteret ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carteret was $18,967, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Carteret residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Carteret, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $658.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,442.


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Libraries in Carteret include Carteret Public Library ... View libraries

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Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carteret political report.

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The average commute time for Carteret workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Carteret between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Carteret include Holiday Inn.

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