Carteret Middlesex County, New Jersey

Carteret: Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States

Carteret locator map
Location of Carteret on New Jersey map.


Carteret is a city located in the county of Middlesex in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 22,844 and a population density of 1,776 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 23,383 inhabitants.

The city was created 115 years ago in 1906.

Carteret Waterfront image
Carteret Waterfront
Carteret Waterfront image


Carteret is located at 40°34'38"N 74°13'42"W (40.5773300, -74.2282000). It has 2 neighbors: Linden and Staten Island.

Carteret map

Carteret Quick Facts

Population : 23,383 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Middlesex County
Postal code : 07008
Phone Area Codes : 732
Area : 12.86 km2
Named for : George Carteret, George Carteret
Altitude : 13 feet / 4 meters
Establishment : April 04, 1906 (115 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 03:12:18 (25th September 2021)
Density : 1,818 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.31% (2010-2020)

Carteret has 2 neighbours.

  • Linden city in Union County, New Jersey, USA
  • Staten Island island and borough of New York City


The population of Carteret increased by 2.31% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 22,844 - census
2011 23,595 3.18% estimation process
2012 23,714 0.5% estimation process
2013 23,691 -0.1% estimation process
2014 23,719 0.12% estimation process
2015 23,702 -0.07% estimation process
2016 23,629 -0.31% estimation process
2017 23,615 -0.06% estimation process
2018 23,527 -0.37% estimation process
2019 23,408 -0.51% estimation process
2020 23,383 -0.11% estimation process

Carteret zip code is 07008. County name: Middlesex, County fips: 34023

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People born in Carteret (4)

People born in Carteret, including bicycle racer Jonathan Erdelyi, imposter Joseph A. Cafasso, basketball player Keith Hughes, you can see a list of people who born in Carteret.

  • Jim Babjak (American guitarist and banker) he was born in 17/11/1957

Schools in Carteret

College & universities near Carteret, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
195784 St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island Staten Island (NY) 10311

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Carteret, NJ

Code Name Address Type
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL

Post offices near Carteret

Post Office Name City ZIP
Carter Post Office Carteret (NJ) 07008

Other places with the same name (1)

Other cities in Middlesex County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Middlesex County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Woodbridge 99,430 Census-designated place in New Jersey, United States
Edison 98,721 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Menlo Park 97,687 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Old Bridge 65,414 Census-designated place in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Piscataway 57,164 Township in New Jersey, United States
New Brunswick 56,182 City in and county seat of Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Perth Amboy 51,309 City in New Jersey
East Brunswick 48,309 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Sayreville 43,855 Borough of New Jersey
Sayreville Junction 42,890 Unincorporated community in New Jersey
South Plainfield 23,965 Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey
South Old Bridge 23,233 City in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Plainsboro 22,709 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Morristown 19,229 Town in Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Iselin 18,695 Unincorporated community in New Jersey, United States
Avenel 17,011 Town in New Jersey, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Carteret distances to largest New Jersey cities