Carteret, NJ

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Population

24,040

0.309% growth

Median Age

36.1


Median Household Income

$73,892

9.02% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

11,954

4.63% growth

Median Property Value

$267,500

2.92% growth

About

In 2017, Carteret, NJ had a population of 24k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $73,892. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carteret, NJ grew from 23,966 to 24,040, a 0.309% increase and its median household income grew from $67,776 to $73,892, a 9.02% increase.

The population of Carteret, NJ is 34.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28% White Alone, and 22.8% Asian Alone. 50.3% of the people in Carteret, NJ speak a non-English language, and 87.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Carteret, NJ is $267,500, and the homeownership rate is 58%. Most people in Carteret, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29 minutes. The average car ownership in Carteret, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Carteret, NJ employs 12k people. The largest industries in Carteret, NJ are Transportation & Warehousing (1,734 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,678 people), and Manufacturing (1,358 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,620), Wholesale Trade ($63,530), and Public Administration ($57,669).

Median household income in Carteret, NJ is $73,892. Males in Carteret, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Carteret, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$73,892

2017 value

± $3,652

9.02%

1 Year Growth

± 8.71%

Households in Carteret, NJ have a median annual income of $73,892, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,776 in 2016, which represents a 9.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Carteret, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Carteret, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carteret, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 91

  2. Census Tract 37

  3. Census Tract 35

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carteret, NJ was Census Tract 91 with a value of $88,664, followed by Census Tract 37 and Census Tract 35, with respective values of $70,893 and $70,513.

The following map shows all of the places in Carteret, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carteret, NJ (3.08k out of 24k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,394 ± 368

  2. Hispanic

    1,103 ± 328

  3. Asian

    656 ± 201

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carteret, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12k

2017 Value

± 945

4.63%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carteret, NJ grew at a rate of 4.63%, from 11.4k employees to 12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carteret, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,524 people), Transportation Occupations (1,110 people), and Management Occupations (1,007 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carteret, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carteret, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,524 people), Transportation Occupations (1,110 people), and Management Occupations (1,007 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carteret, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.62 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.55 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carteret, NJ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($145,365), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($78,708), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($78,564).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12k

2017 Value

± 945

4.63%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carteret, NJ grew at a rate of 4.63%, from 11.4k employees to 12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carteret, NJ, are Transportation & Warehousing (1,734 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,678 people), and Manufacturing (1,358 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carteret, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Carteret, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Carteret, NJ, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (1,734 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,678 people), and Manufacturing (1,358 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Carteret, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (3.4 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.55 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carteret, NJ, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,620), Wholesale Trade ($63,530), and Public Administration ($57,669).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.6% of the population of Carteret, NJ has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 8.69% on Medicare, 7.17% on non-group plans, and 0.687% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Carteret, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Carteret, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.4%

Uninsured

55%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

8.69%

Medicare

7.17%

Non-Group

0.687%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carteret, NJ declined by 11.4% from 14% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Carteret, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Carteret, NJ is home to a population of 24k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 33.9% of Carteret, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Carteret, NJ is composed of 8.26k Hispanic or Latino residents (34.4%), 6.73k White Alone residents (28%), 5.48k Asian Alone residents (22.8%), 3.23k Black or African American Alone residents (13.5%), 198 Two or More Races residents (0.824%), 136 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.566%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Carteret, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (5,425 speakers), Other Indic Languages (2,121 speakers), and Hindi (903 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carteret, NJ was 36.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Carteret, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carteret, NJ residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

33.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

31.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 33.9% of Carteret, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carteret, NJ was 31.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Carteret, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Carteret, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

87.7%

2017 Citizenship

87.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.7% of Carteret, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carteret, NJ was 87.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    8.26k ± 1.19k

  2. White Alone

    6.73k ± 806

  3. Asian Alone

    5.48k ± 933

In 2017, there were 1.23 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (8.26k people) in Carteret, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.73k White Alone and 5.48k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Carteret, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    5,425 speakers (23.9%)

  2. Other Indic Languages

    2,121 speakers (9.34%)

  3. Hindi

    903 speakers (3.98%)

50.3% of Carteret, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Carteret, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 23.9% of the overall population of Carteret, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 9.34% speak Other Indic Languages and 3.98% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    243 ± 108

  2. Korea

    134 ± 96

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    90 ± 77

Carteret, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carteret, NJ was $267,500 in 2017, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $259,900 to $267,500, a 2.92% increase. The homeownership rate in Carteret, NJ is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carteret, NJ have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carteret, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$73,892

Median Household Income

± $3,652

7.96k

Number of Households

± 738

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.96k households in Carteret, NJ grew to $73,892 from the previous year's value of $67,776.

The following chart displays the households in Carteret, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$267,500

2017 Median

± $9,899

$259,900

2016 Median

± $10,473

In 2017, the median property value in Carteret, NJ grew to to $267,500 from the previous year's value of $259,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carteret, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carteret, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Carteret, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carteret, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58%

2017 Homeownership

57.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58% of the housing units in Carteret, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Carteret, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Carteret, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carteret, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carteret, NJ have a longer commute time (29 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Carteret, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.9%

  2. Public Transit

    10%

  3. Carpooled

    9.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carteret, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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