Carteret, NJ
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Carteret is a medium-sized coastal borough (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,084 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Carteret is the 85th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs, Carteret isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Carteret are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carteret is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Carteret who work in office and administrative support (12.75%), management occupations (8.42%), and sales jobs (6.68%).

Also of interest is that Carteret has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Carteret is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Carteret use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Carteret‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Carteret is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.22% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Carteret in 2010 was $27,898, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,592 for a family of four. However, Carteret contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carteret is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Carteret home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Carteret, accounting for 34.35% of the borough’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Carteret residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Carteret include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and Hungarian.

The most common language spoken in Carteret is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.