Carteret is a city located in the New Jersey region of the United States. During the most recent census, Carteret had a population of 22,844. Carteret is the 72nd most poplulated city in the New Jersey region, the 1,947th most populated city in the United States and the 12,484th most populated city in the world. Carteret is in the America/New York timezone which is 4 hours behind UTC. Carteret adjusts the hour with daylight savings time during the winter months.
Carteret is located at sea level (4 meters / 13 feet). The closest cities to Carteret are Port Reading (3.0 km / 1.9 miles), Sewaren (3.8 km / 2.4 miles), Avenel (4.8 km / 3.0 miles), Linden (5.2 km / 3.2 miles) and Woodbridge (5.2 km / 3.3 miles)