Carteret, New Jersey

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Carteret, New Jersey
Borough of Carteret
Carteret Waterfront Park
Carteret Waterfront Park
The Center of it All
Map of Carteret in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Carteret in Middlesex County. Inset: Location of Middlesex County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Carteret, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Carteret, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°35′02″N 74°13′39″W / 40.58379°N 74.227458°W / 40.58379; -74.227458Coordinates: 40°35′02″N 74°13′39″W / 40.58379°N 74.227458°W / 40.58379; -74.227458[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
IncorporatedApril 11, 1906 (as Roosevelt)
RenamedNovember 7, 1922 (as Carteret)
Named forGeorge Carteret and
Philip Carteret
 • Typeborough
 • BodyBorough Council
 • MayorDaniel J. Reiman (D, term ends December 31, 2018)[3]
 • Municipal clerkKathleen M. Barney[4]
 • Total5.000 sq mi (12.950 km2)
 • Land4.418 sq mi (11.442 km2)
 • Water0.582 sq mi (1.509 km2)  11.65%
Area rank275th of 566 in state
15th of 25 in county[1]
Elevation13 ft (4 m)
 • Total22,844
 • Estimate 
 • Rank111th of 566 in state
14th of 25 in county[10]
 • Density5,171.1/sq mi (1,996.6/km2)
 • Density rank107th of 566 in state
8th of 25 in county[10]
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s)732/848
FIPS code3402310750[1][12][13]
GNIS feature ID0885181[1][14]

Carteret is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 22,844,[8][9] reflecting an increase of 2,135 (+10.3%) from the 20,709 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,684 (+8.9%) from the 19,025 counted in the 1990 Census.[15]

According to the United States Census Bureau, Carteret had a total area of 5.000 square miles (12.950 km2), including 4.418 square miles (11.442 km2) of land and 0.582 square miles (1.509 km2) of water (11.65%).[1][2]

Education[change | change source]

The Carteret School District serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2021-2022 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 3,882 students and 305.42 classroom teachers. The student/teacher ratio is 12.71.

Government[change | change source]

The government has a town council with 6 members and a mayor. They all are elected.[16][5]

Notable people[change | change source]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Carteret include:

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2010 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey County Subdivisions, United States Census Bureau. Accessed May 21, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  3. 2018 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed March 15, 2018.
  4. Municipal Clerk Archived 2016-06-09 at the Wayback Machine, Borough of Carteret. Accessed March 21, 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 87.
  6. GCT-PH1: Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- Place and (in selected states) County Subdivision from 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey[permanent dead link], United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 17, 2012.
  7. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Borough of Carteret, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed March 5, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Carteret borough, Middlesex County, New Jersey[permanent dead link], United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 17, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Carteret borough Archived 2011-10-06 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed June 17, 2012.
  10. 10.0 10.1 GCT-PH1 Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - State -- County Subdivision from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for New Jersey Archived 2019-08-04 at the Wayback Machine, United States Census Bureau. Accessed November 22, 2012.
  11. Look Up a ZIP Code for Carteret, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 29, 2011.
  12. American FactFinder Archived 2020-02-12 at, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  13. Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey Archived 2019-06-04 at the Wayback Machine, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 17, 2012.
  14. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  15. Table 7. Population for the Counties and Municipalities in New Jersey: 1990, 2000 and 2010 Archived 2017-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, February 2011. Accessed June 17, 2012.
  16. "Carteret, NJ". Archived from the original on 2014-12-25.
  17. Cahillane, Kevin. "Not Fade Away: The Smithereens' Monument to Persistence", The New York Times, October 10, 2004. Accessed November 3, 2007. "The band formed in 1980 when three Carteret High School graduates (class of 1975) and childhood friends (Mr. Babjak, Dennis Diken on drums and Mike Mesaros on bass) met Pat DiNizio, a Scotch Plains singer-songwriter-garbage man."
  18. Rutenberg, Jim. "At Fox News, the Colonel Who Wasn't", The New York Times, April 29, 2002. Accessed June 17, 2012. "Born in 1956, he graduated from Carteret High School in Carteret, N.J., military records show."
  19. Jordan, Chris. "Streetlight Manifesto set to shred" Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine, Asbury Park Press, June 18, 2005. Accessed February 6, 2011. "Carteret's Jim Conti, tenor sax, had to return to the States because of an illness in his family, and new trumpet player, Delano Bonner, a native of Jamaica, had problems entering Europe because of visa problems."
  20. Malwitz, Rick. "Longtime Carteret political figure Deverin dies at age 89"[permanent dead link], The Daily Journal (New Jersey), December 27, 2010. Accessed February 28, 2011. "State Assemblyman Thomas Deverin of Carteret (right) takes the oath of office in 1979, administered by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Hughes. Deverin, who was also a former mayor of the borough, died Dec. 23 at the age of 89."
  21. Haley, John. "NJ HOOPS: MIDDLESEX COUNTY: A look back at the season A to Z; Scoring leaders and more", The Star-Ledger, April 3, 2010. Accessed February 23, 2011. "Keith Hughes is the son of former Carteret and Rutgers great Keith Hughes."
  22. Staff. Chad Kinch, 35, Ex-Basketball Star, The New York Times, April 8, 1994. Accessed June 17, 2012. "CARTERET, N.J., April 7— Chad Kinch, a former basketball star at Perth Amboy High School in New Jersey and the Cleveland Cavaliers' No. 1 draft choice in 1980, died at home on Sunday. He was 35."
  23. Slackman, Michael; and Jacons, Andrew. "THE GOVERNOR RESIGNS: THE CONFLICT; Sex, Ambition and the Politics of the Closet: A Double Life" Archived 2018-11-23 at the Wayback Machine, The New York Times, August 15, 2004. Accessed July 25, 2013. "Mr. McGreevey was molded both by the stern expectations of his father, who believed that discipline was best dispensed with a firm hand, and the Catholic, working-class ethos of his hometown, Carteret."
  24. Art McMahon, Accessed August 29, 2011.
  25. via United Press International. "Ducky Medwick, Slugger For Gas House Gang, Dies; A Controversial Player", The New York Times, March 22, 1975. Accessed September 5, 2011. "Medwick was born in Carteret, N. J., on Nov. 24, 1911, and went on to star at Carteret High School in track, football, basketball and baseball."
  26. Joe Medwick at Baseball Almanac, accessed December 7, 2006.
  27. The 50 Kdet New Jersey Sports Figures Archived 2007-03-13 at the Wayback Machine, Sports Illustrated, December 27, 1999.
  28. Staff. "SLAIN SOLDIER HERO WON HIGHEST HONOR; Jersey Private in Regular Army Charged Foe Alone in Africa", The New York Times, April 2, 1944. Accessed February 6, 2011.
  29. Staff. "Rear Admiral Paul Pluta Redefines Maritime Security",, June 7, 2002. Accessed September 5, 2011. "As a young man growing up in the New York City suburb of Carteret, N.J., Pluta knew that he wanted to be involved with some branch of the military, but the decision that loomed over him throughout high school was a tough one. Upon graduation from high school, he weighed his options, singling out the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn."
  30. Colvin, Richard. "Merciful M. D. Pioneering Physician Also Political Advocate for AIDS Victims"[permanent dead link], Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1988. Accessed July 1, 2013. "Weisman teamed up with Rogolsky in 1975 after three years in private practice in Carteret, NJ, his hometown."
  31. Pallone, Frank. "TRIBUTE TO LAURENCE WEISS", Congressional Record, Volume 140, Number 139 (September 29, 1994). Accessed September 24, 2015. "Mr. Speaker, the story of Larry Weiss is one of the great American success stories. Born in Hungary, he immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of 3. The Weiss family settled first in Jersey City, then Carteret, where Larry went through the public schools and graduated from the high school."
  32. Vrentas, Jenny. "Steelers draft Carteret product Jason Worilds in second round of NFL Draft", The Star-Ledger, April 23, 2010. Accessed July 15, 2010.