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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carteret demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07008 ZIP code.
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.
13% of Carteret residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carteret, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $658. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,442.
Libraries in Carteret include Carteret Public Library ... View libraries
Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carteret political report.
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.
Hotels in Carteret include Holiday Inn.
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