Carteret, New Jersey

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Carteret, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Carteret
Motto: 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 of America
State  New Jersey
County Middlesex
Incorporated April 11, 1906 as Roosevelt
Renamed November 7, 1922 as Carteret
Government[5]
 • Type borough
 • Mayor Daniel J. Reiman (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Clerk Kathleen M. Barney[4]
Area[2][6]
 • Total 5.000 sq mi (12.950 km2)
 • Land 4.418 sq mi (11.442 km2)
 • Water 0.582 sq mi (1.509 km2)  11.65%
Area rank 275th of 566 in state
15th of 25 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 22,844
 • Estimate (2013[11]) 23,994
 • Rank 111th of 566 in state
14th of 25 in county[12]
 • Density 5,171.1/sq mi (1,996.6/km2)
 • Density rank 107th of 566 in state
8th of 25 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07008[13]
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 3402310750[14][2][15]
GNIS feature ID 0885181[16][2]
Website http://www.ci.carteret.nj.us/

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][10] 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.[17]

Carteret was originally created as the borough of Roosevelt on April 11, 1906, from portions of Woodbridge Township, based on the results of a referendum approved on May 22, 1906. The name was changed to Carteret as of November 7, 1922. The borough was also called Carteret during the period from December 19, 1921, to January 16, 1922.[18] The borough was named after Sir George Carteret, one of the first proprietors of New Jersey, and his son Philip Carteret, the first Royal Governor of New Jersey.[19]

Geography[edit]

Carteret is located at 40°35′02″N 74°13′39″W / 40.58379°N 74.227458°W / 40.58379; -74.227458 (40.58379,-74.227458). According to the United States Census Bureau, Carteret borough had a total area of 5.000 square miles (12.950 km2), of which, 4.418 square miles (11.442 km2) of it was land and 0.582 square miles (1.509 km2) of it (11.65%) was water.[1][2]

The Rahway River forms the northern boundary of Carteret (Linden is on the other side of the river), and the Arthur Kill is the eastern boundary (with Staten Island, New York on the opposite side). Woodbridge Township borders Carteret on all land-based boundaries.

The southeastern portion of the borough is known as Chrome,[20] and the portion west of the New Jersey Turnpike is called West Carteret.[21]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Sultan M. Babar on the ballot as Obama delegates to 2012 DNC.

Carteret is governed under the borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a six-member Borough Council, with all positions elected at large in partisan elections. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. Members of the Borough Council are elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[5]

As of 2013, the mayor of Carteret is Democrat Daniel J. Reiman, whose term of office will end on December 31, 2014. The members of the Borough Council are Council President Joseph Sitarz (2015), Vincent Bellino (2013), Jorge Diaz (2013), Dennis DiMascio (2015), Randy Krum (2014) and Susan Naples (2014).[22][23]

Carteret's 13.9% South Asian community[10] has been very active and influential in the local government, serving on several governing boards and contesting elections. Members of notable activity in the government include Sultan M. Babar. He is an alternate member of the board of health and the head of its medical department.[24][25] Babar also ran for borough council and was a candidate in the Democratic primaries.[26] He has been chosen to represent the 10th delegate district part of Middlesex County, which consists of 18th and 19th state legislative districts, as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.[27][28][29] Other members of notability are Amijit Cheema, member of the Planning Board;[30] and Hardyal Singh Johal, former member of the Planning Board.[31]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Carteret is located in the 6th Congressional District[32] and is part of New Jersey's 19th state legislative district.[9][33][34] Prior to the 2010 Census, Carteret had been part of the 13th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.[35]

New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch).[36] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[37][38] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[39][40]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 19th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph Vitale (D, Woodbridge Township) and in the General Assembly by Craig Coughlin (D, Woodbridge Township) and John Wisniewski (D, Sayreville).[41][42] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[43] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[44]

Middlesex County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose seven members are elected at-large to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election each year. At an annual reorganization meeting held in January, the board selects from among its members a Freeholder Director and Deputy Director. As of 2014, Middlesex County's Freeholders (with committee chairmanship, party affiliation, residence and term-end year listed in parentheses) are Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios (Ex-officio on all committees - D, term ends December 31, 2015; Carteret),[45] Freeholder Deputy Director Carol Barrett Bellante (County Administration - D, 2014; Monmouth Junction, South Brunswick Township),[46] Kenneth Armwood (Business Development and Education - D, 2016; Piscataway),[47] Charles Kenny (Finance - D, 2016; Woodbridge Township),[48] H. James Polos (Public Safety and Health - D, 2015; Highland Park),[49] Charles E. Tomaro (Infrastructure Management - D, 2014; Edison)[50] and Blanquita B. Valenti (Community Services - D, 2016; New Brunswick).[51][52][53][54][55] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn (D; Old Bridge Township),[56] Sheriff Mildred S. Scott (D, 2016; Piscataway)[57] and Surrogate Kevin J. Hoagland (D, 2017; New Brunswick).[52][58]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 12,538 registered voters in Carteret, of which 5,187 (41.4%) were registered as Democrats, 1,373 (11.0%) were registered as Republicans and 5,974 (47.6%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 4 voters registered to other parties.[59]

In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 65.8% of the vote here (5,387 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 32.3% (2,643 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (63 votes), among the 8,182 ballots cast by the borough's 12,390 registered voters, for a turnout of 66.0%.[60] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 57.1% of the vote here (4,283 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 41.3% (3,097 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (56 votes), among the 7,495 ballots cast by the borough's 11,749 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 63.8.[61]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 51.6% of the vote here (2,460 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 40.7% (1,938 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 4.5% (213 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (36 votes), among the 4,765 ballots cast by the borough's 12,073 registered voters, yielding a 39.5% turnout.[62]

Education[edit]

The Carteret School District serves students in PreKindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[63]) are three K-5 elementary schools — Columbus School[64] (661 students), Nathan Hale School[65] (530) and Private Nicholas Minue School[66] (630) — Carteret Middle School[67] for grades 6-8 (819) and Carteret High School[68] for grades 9-12 (1,039).[69][70] Carteret High School is home of the Ramblers.

Saint Joseph School serves students from Pre-K to grade 8 as part of Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church and is overseen by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen.[71][72]

A private rabbinical college, Yeshiva Gedola of Carteret, opened in 2006.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 5,785
1920 11,047 91.0%
1930 13,339 20.7%
1940 11,976 −10.2%
1950 13,030 8.8%
1960 20,502 57.3%
1970 23,137 12.9%
1980 20,598 −11.0%
1990 19,025 −7.6%
2000 20,709 8.9%
2010 22,844 10.3%
Est. 2013 23,994 [11] 5.0%
Population sources: 1910-1920[73]
1910[74] 1910-1930[75]
1930-1990[76] 2000[77][78] 2010[8][9][10]

Carteret's Sikh community, variously estimated at 1,000 to 2,500, is the largest concentration of Sikhs in the state.[79][80][81] The Gurudwara Singh Sabha Sahib, the borough's first gurudwara, had rented a location in Carteret in 1998 before moving to a permanent location in the nearby Port Reading section of Woodbridge Township in 2005.[82][83]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 22,844 people, 7,591 households, and 5,686 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,171.1 per square mile (1,996.6 /km2). There were 8,148 housing units at an average density of 1,844.4 per square mile (712.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 50.68% (11,577) White, 14.85% (3,393) Black or African American, 0.35% (80) Native American, 19.04% (4,349) Asian, 0.05% (12) Pacific Islander, 11.18% (2,553) from other races, and 3.85% (880) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 30.93% (7,066) of the population.[8]

There were 7,591 households, of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.51.[8]

In the borough, 25.4% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.1 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $58,614 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,733) and the median family income was $69,192 (+/- $10,119). Males had a median income of $47,405 (+/- $4,676) versus $42,971 (+/- $4,266) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $25,346 (+/- $2,095). About 11.8% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.[84]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 20,709 people, 7,039 households, and 5,208 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,747.4 people per square mile (1,833.9/km2). There were 7,320 housing units at an average density of 1,678.1 per square mile (648.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 50.7% White, 14.9% African American, 0.4% Native American, 19.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 11.2% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.9% of the population.[77][78]

There were 7,039 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.38.[77][78]

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.[77][78]

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,148, and the median income for a family was $54,609. Males had a median income of $40,172 versus $28,132 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,967. About 8.6% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.[77][78]

Commerce[edit]

Portions of Carteret are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment within the Zone, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3½% sales tax rate (versus the 7% rate charged statewide) at eligible merchants.[85]

Carteret is the location of the primary data center for the NASDAQ OMX Group's stock exchange.[86]

Transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit local bus service is provided on the 116 route to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan and on the 48 route to Elizabeth.[87]

The only major road that passes through the center is the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95). Exit 12 of the turnpike is in the borough, and recently has been refurbished by adding more toll lanes and new ramps to CR 602.

Notable people[edit]

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

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