Carteret is located in northeast New Jersey. Carteret is part of Middlesex County. Carteret has 4.42 square miles of land area and 0.58 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Carteret population is 23,770, which has grown 14.78% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 5.47% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Carteret median household income is $64,294 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 36.37% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 30.67% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Carteret median house value is $249,300 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 83.99% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 87.30% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Carteret is worse than the state average in quality. The Carteret area code is 732.