Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ

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2020 Population
109,037
0.619% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
40
0.503% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.24%
4.5% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$90,010
4.02% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$318,600
4.19% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ had a population of 109k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $90,010. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ declined from 109,716 to 109,037, a −0.619% decrease and its median household income grew from $86,528 to $90,010, a 4.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (37.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (25.8%), White (Hispanic) (13.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.6%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.32%).

46.3% of the households in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.2% of the residents in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex County (Northeast)--Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ are Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin (204 degrees awarded in 2020) and PC AGE-Metropark (65 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was $318,600, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%.

Most people in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 109k people, from which 86.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 32.8% of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (36.3k people).

In 2020, there were 1.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.2k people) in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 15.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ are Spanish (16,473 households), Gujarati (6,063 households), and Punjabi (3,380 households).

Citizenship

86.2%
2020 Citizenship
86.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 86.2% of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was 86.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41.2k ± 2.01k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    28.2k ± 1.72k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 1.45k
23.4%
Hispanic Population
25.5k people

In 2020, there were 1.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41.2k people) in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 15.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.4% of the people in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ are hispanic (25.5k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

32.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
36.3k people
31.6%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
35.6k people

As of 2018, 32.8% of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ residents (36.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was 31.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    16,473 households (16.1%)
  2. Gujarati
    6,063 households (5.94%)
  3. Punjabi
    3,380 households (3.31%)

46.3% of the households in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 16.1% of the households in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,448 ± 270
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    381 ± 133
  3. Korea
    330 ± 132

Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ employs 52.4k people. The largest industries in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (3,370 people), Construction (2,713 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,645 people), and the highest paying industries are Computer Systems Design ($113,939), Nondepository credit & related activities ($111,871), and Banking & related activities ($110,563).

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
24,520
Women
46.8%
27,899
Men
53.2%

The workforce of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 52,419 people, with 46.8% woman, and 53.2% men.

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Occupations

52.4k
2020 Value
−0.357%
1 Year decline
± −0.357%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.357%, from 52.6k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ, are Registered nurses (1,737 people), Other managers (1,598 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,351 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.4k
2020 Value
−0.357%
1 Year decline
± −0.357%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.357%, from 52.6k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,370 people), Construction (2,713 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,645 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,682
Median earning men ± $2,860
$41,373
Median earning women ± $2,256

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($98,962), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,319), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($81,598).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,295), Public Administration ($60,192), and Construction ($56,739).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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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. $70.5B
  2. $58.9B
  3. $50.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Electronics with $70.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($58.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($50.4B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$649B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $649B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.35T by 2050.

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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. $116B
  2. $61.4B
  3. $24.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $116B, followed by Pennsylvania with $61.4B and California and $24.4B.

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

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Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2020, universities in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ awarded 269 degrees. The student population of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 203 male students and 458 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ are Black or African American (87 and 32.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (76 and 28.3%), White (65 and 24.2%), and Asian (25 and 9.29%).

The largest universities in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin (204 and 75.8%) and PC AGE-Metropark (65 and 24.2%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex County (Northeast)--Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ are Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (108 and 40.1%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (104 and 38.7%), and Medical Assistant (57 and 21.2%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.969% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.4% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (27.2k), Bachelors Degree (20k), and Some college (14.3k).

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The median property value in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was $318,600 in 2020, which is 1.39 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $305,800 to $318,600, a 4.19% increase. The homeownership rate in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ is 65.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ is $90,010. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

Property

$318,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,316
$24,248
Median Property Taxes
±$1,024

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%
Homeownership
2020
58.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.5% of the housing units in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$90,010
Median Household Income
± $3,246
37k
Number of Households
± 1,517

In 2020, the median household income of the 37k households in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ grew to $90,010 from the previous year's value of $86,528.

The following chart displays the households in Carteret Borough PUMA, 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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Wage Distribution

0.405
2020 Wage GINI in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ
0.413
2019 Wage GINI in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ

In 2020, the income inequality in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was 0.405 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.88% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.5%)
  2. Public Transit (10.8%)
  3. Carpooled (7.17%)

In 2020, 74.5% of workers in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (10.8%) and those who carpooled to work (7.17%).

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 5.47% of the workforce in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

7.24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ (7.6k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carteret Borough PUMA, 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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94% of the population of Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 9.37% on non-group plans, and 0.216% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1179 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,179 patients per year. This represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.99%
Uninsured
59.1%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
9.37%
Non-Group
0.216%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carteret Borough PUMA, NJ declined by 7.69% from 6.49% to 5.99%.

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