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Who Lives Here

Carteret Demographics

Education

High School

50%

Associate's

27%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

30%

3 people

27%

4 people

23%

5 people

10%

6+ people

9%

Household Income

0-50k

36%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

17%

150-200k

6%

200k+

6%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

16%

20-45

33%

45-65

29%

65+

12%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Carteret?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24-$2069$2475$2572
Apr '24-$1992$2525$2572
Mar '24-$1996$2537$2572
Feb '24-$2001$2507$2572
Jan '24-$1954$2468$2495
Dec '23-$1979$2525$2500
Nov '23-$1979$2468$2600
Oct '23-$1954$2462$2547
Sep '23-$2038$2403$2600
Aug '23-$2113$2403$2547
Jul '23-$2013$2403$2547
Jun '23-$2075$2468$2547
May '23-$2075$2468$2547

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Carteret

Carteret Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

20%

15-30 Mins

27%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

20%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6464

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Percentage: 4949

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Top Scores: Parks, Pet, Medicine

Things To Do In Carteret

Top Score

Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Carteret is prime for park lovers.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 25% more parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Carteret is a good place for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You won't get sick of medical care here.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 85% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 29% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 100% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 75% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 25% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Carteret.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 52% more gas stations than average
  3. Significantly more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 47% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 100% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Carteret serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 71% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 32% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 75% fewer gyms than average
  3. 25% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Carteret Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Carteret Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Carteret

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Living in Carteret, NJ

Carteret, New Jersey is a small city with slightly less than 24,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just under 38, skews younger than most cities in New Jersey. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 41% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,416/month, exceeding the state average by $144/month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Workers are spread across a wide range of industries in Carteret. The four most common are warehousing, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 27% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Carteret workers bring in an average annual income of just over $79K, a little less than the New Jersey average. Carteret, however, compares more favorably to the national average ($73,345). Carteret has a relatively large percentage of residents older than 25 who possess a high school degree or equivalent (24%) compared to the national average. In addition, 13% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Carteret has an average commute time of about 32 minutes. Many residents (40%) drive their own vehicle to work, while public transportation is used by only 5% of the city. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.