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Population in 2012: 51,744 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.4%
 

Males: 24,858  (48.0%)
Females: 26,886  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  32.4 years
New Jersey median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 08861.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,074 (it was $37,608 in 2000)
Perth Amboy:

$43,074
NJ:

$69,667
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,368

Perth Amboy city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $253,784 (it was $132,100 in 2000)
Perth Amboy:

$253,784
NJ:

$311,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $344,557; Detached houses: $330,803; Townhouses or other attached units: $322,133; In 2-unit structures: $375,543; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $430,937; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $261,896

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,112.

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  • Hispanic - 39,685 (78.1%)
  • White alone - 6,104 (12.0%)
  • Black alone - 3,742 (7.4%)
  • Asian alone - 806 (1.6%)
  • Two or more races - 286 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 138 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 51 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Perth Amboy: 125.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (2.7%), Polish (2.6%), Irish (1.8%), United States (1.8%), West Indian (1.7%), German (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1718

Elevation: 65 feet

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 10,821 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Perth Amboy:

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perth Amboy city:

  • Never married: 42.2%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

18,713 residents are foreign born (18.7% Latin America).

This city:  36.7%
New Jersey:  21.2%



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Perth Amboy, New Jersey as of December 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Perth Amboy to the number of sex offenders is 1,848 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $6,335 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $6,405 (2.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (5.6 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (15.7 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (22.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Fords, NJ (1.5 miles ), Sewaren, NJ (1.6 miles ), Woodbridge, NJ (1.6 miles ), South Amboy, NJ (1.6 miles ), Port Reading, NJ (1.9 miles ), Avenel, NJ (2.1 miles ), Iselin, NJ (2.1 miles ), Sayreville borough, NJ (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $19,000
  • 1998: 59 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $41,100
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $17,200
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $102,700
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $70,300
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $67,600
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $65,900
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $67,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.52 N, Longitude: 74.28 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): City by the Bay

Daytime population change due to commuting: -8,454 (-16.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,454 (20.6%)

Area codes: 732, 908, 848

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Crime rates in Perth Amboy by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0311324311101
per 100,000 0.06.32.12.16.14.18.26.22.02.02.00.01.9
Rapes 123103432123069
per 100,000 27.56.320.76.28.26.14.12.14.16.10.011.817.5
Robberies 79759589645995115109811019395
per 100,000 180.9157.2196.7183.8131.2120.6194.5237.6223.1165.7205.5182.4185.0
Assaults 12314613913983104106961047998127128
per 100,000 281.6306.1287.8287.1170.1212.5217.1198.4212.9161.6199.4249.1249.3
Burglaries 397335358281188270268187216207268395383
per 100,000 908.9702.4741.3580.4385.4551.8548.8386.4442.1423.3545.2774.8745.9
Thefts 806786883863678778735775785736758695711
per 100,000 1845.21647.91828.51782.61389.71590.01505.11601.51606.91505.21542.01363.21384.8
Auto thefts 189221211236161152160149134114110100126
per 100,000 432.7463.3436.9487.5330.0310.6327.6307.9274.3233.1223.8196.1245.4
Arson 2463415357038
per 100,000 4.68.412.46.28.22.010.26.210.214.30.05.915.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 323.4295.3315.6289.4213.6232.4261.5255.6248.5211.8237.1253.1266.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Perth Amboy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 141 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
New Jersey average:

3.38

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

16.0%
New Jersey:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +5,363 (+12.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Perth Amboy-area historical tornado activity is slightly above New Jersey state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.7 miles away from the Perth Amboy city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 tornado 26.2 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Perth Amboy-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from Perth Amboy center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 11.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.8 miles away from Perth Amboy center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Miles Browning - World War II admiral, Richie Sambora - Musician, Andrew B. Steinberg - Aviation Lawyer, David Bryan - Musician, Wilda Diaz - Politician, Alan Cheuse - Novelist, Jay Bellamy - 2005 NFL player (New Orleans Saints, born: Jul 8, 1972), F. Charles Brunicardi - Physician, H. Lee Sarokin - Judge, Don Sebesky - Composer.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Perth Amboy: Joseph J. Sadowski.


Hospitals/medical centers in Perth Amboy:

  • DVA PERTH AMBOY DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CTR DIALYSIS UNIT)
  • RARITAN BAY MED CTR HEART HOPE HOSPICE (Hospital, 530 NORTH BRUNSWICK AVE)
  • RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 530 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE)
  • REHABILITATION HOSPITAL AT RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CT (Hospital, 530 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE -2 GREEN)
  • AMBOY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1 LINDBERG AVENUE)
  • ARISTACARE AT ALAMEDA CENTER (Nursing Home, 303 ELM STREET)
  • PERTH AMBOY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 303 ELM STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Perth Amboy, NJ

Heliports located in Perth Amboy:

Amtrak stations near Perth Amboy:

  • 5 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

College/University in Perth Amboy:

  • Robert Fiance Beauty School (Full-time enrollment: 166; Location: 312 State St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.robertfiance.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perth Amboy:

  • Middlesex County College (about 6 miles; Edison, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,684)
  • CUNY College of Staten Island (about 9 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 9,326)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 10 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 32,147)
  • Union County College (about 11 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,338)
  • Kean University (about 12 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,081)
  • Wagner College (about 12 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 2,017)
  • New Jersey City University (about 16 miles; Jersey City, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,152)

Public high school in Perth Amboy:

Public elementary/middle schools in Perth Amboy:

Private elementary/middle schools in Perth Amboy:

  • PERTH AMBOY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 344; Location: 500 STATE STREET/PO BOX 651; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: MEREDITH AND JACQUES STS; Grades: PK - 8)
  • YESHIVA GEDOLAH OF PERTH AMBOY (Students: 13; Location: 35 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 9 - 11; Boys only)
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Library in Perth Amboy:

  • PERTH AMBOY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,357,833; Location: 196 JEFFERSON STREET; 160,650 books; 632 audio materials; 1,674 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 444 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Middlesex County Vocational Technical School is now located in a new facility at 457 High Street.

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Notable locations in Perth Amboy: Central Farmers Market (A), Perth Amboy Station (B), Perth Amboy Ferry Slip (C), Acken Dock (D), Proprietary House (E), Perth Amboy Free Public Library (F), Washington Hall (G), Saint Peter's Parish Hall (H), McClellan Engine Company Number 3 (I), Market Building (J), Liberty Truck Company Number 2 (K), Garfield Engine Company Number 5 (L), Eagle Hose and Chemical Company Number 4 (M), Dana Relief Society (N), Perth Amboy City Hall (O), Morgan First Aid Squad (P), Perth Amboy Fire Headquarters (Q), Perth Amboy Fire Department Station 2 (R), Care One at Raritan Bay Medical Center (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Perth Amboy include: Saint Peters Episcopal Church (A), Faith Deliverance Family Worship Center (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Holy Ghost Christian Center (E), Holy Spirit Catholic Church (F), John Calvin Magyar Reformed Church (G), Nossa Senhora Do Rosario Church (H), Our Lady of Peace Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ukrainian Cemetery (1), Saint Nicholas Cemetery (2), Alpine Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), United Hebrew Association Cemetery (5), Greek Catholic Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Woodbridge Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Perth Amboy include: Rudyk Park (1), Westminster House Historical Site (2), Albert G Waters Stadium (3), Columbus Park (4), Washington Park (5), Central Park (6), Dalton Park (7), Sadowski Park (8), Bay View Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kearny Cottage Museum (63 Catalpa Avenue), Proprietary House Associates (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 149 Kearny Avenue Suite 3).

Courts: Court House Inn The (417 Fayette), Perth Amboy City - Municipal Court (Fayette).

 
Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5 NO2 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.2. This is about average.
City:

30.2
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.361. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.361
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.03. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.03
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

23.6
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

14.7
U.S.:

22.9
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.25
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.9
U.S.:

9.4
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.1072

Drinking water stations with addresses in Perth Amboy and their reported violations in the past:

PERTH AMBOY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 43000, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2006 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 1 NTU - In MAR-2002, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2002), St Public Notif requested (MAR-07-2002), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-07-2002)
  • 24 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.2%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.2% for Black residents, 23.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.6% for other race residents, 22.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  3.3 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.3%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Perth Amboy, NJ

People in group quarters in Perth Amboy in 2010:

  • 445 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 95 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Perth Amboy in 2000:

  • 358 people in nursing homes
  • 164 people in other group homes
  • 57 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in religious group quarters
  • 20 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Perth Amboy compared to New Jersey state average:

Perth Amboy, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with most branches in Perth Amboy (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Smith Street Branch, Florida Grove Branch, Perth Amboy Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Smith Street Branch at 211 Smith Street, branch established on 1924/01/01; Convery Boulevard Branch at Convery Boulevard And Brace Avenue, branch established on 1954/02/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Banco Popular North America: Perth Amboy Branch at 633 State Street, branch established on 2000/12/29. Info updated 2012/01/27: Bank assets: $8,605.3 mil, Deposits: $6,167.7 mil, headquarters in New York, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 97 total offices, Holding Company: Popular, Inc.
  • 1st Constitution Bank: Perth Amboy Branch at 145 Fayette Street, branch established on 2004/07/26. Info updated 2011/08/31: Bank assets: $791.7 mil, Deposits: $624.5 mil, headquarters in Cranbury, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: 1st Constitution Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Perth Amboy Banking Center Branch at 130 Smith Street, branch established on 2005/12/16. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Capital One, National Association: Perth Amboy Branch at 313 State Street, branch established on 1999/06/01. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • The Provident Bank: Perth Amboy at 339 State Street, branch established on 1997/04/03. Info updated 2010/07/27: Bank assets: $7,097.5 mil, Deposits: $5,186.9 mil, headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 83 total offices, Holding Company: Provident Financial Services, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Perth Amboy Branch at 214 Smith Street, branch established on 1961/08/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Investors Bank: Perth Amboy Branch at 598-608 State Street, branch established on 2007/10/22. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $10,674.9 mil, Deposits: $7,419.7 mil, headquarters in Short Hills, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Bancorp, Mhc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Perth Amboy travel time to work - commute


Perth Amboy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Perth Amboy city (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.88%
Here59.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)Muslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents76.4%10.0%1.7%1.6%1.4%
Congregations22.7%8.6%7.3%1.0%4.5%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%0.9%0.7%4.8%
Congregations6.4%6.1%4.5%0.6%38.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 221
Middlesex County:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 172
Middlesex County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
Middlesex County:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 477
Here:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

23.8%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.2%
State:

18.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 17$98,758$69,7120$0
Other Government Administration 8$50,663$75,99511$13,043
Judicial and Legal 12$52,113$52,11316$36,956
Police Protection - Officers 122$943,740$92,8270$0
Police - Other 25$91,970$44,14637$44,805
Firefighters 55$370,121$80,7540$0
Fire - Other 1$6,031$72,3720$0
Streets and Highways 17$74,807$52,8050$0
Water Transport and Terminals 3$13,364$53,4560$0
Welfare 6$27,206$54,4120$0
Health 15$54,622$43,6986$5,057
Solid Waste Management 49$185,425$45,4100$0
Sewerage 6$25,753$51,5060$0
Parks and Recreation 11$53,749$58,6359$11,221
Housing and Community Development(Local) 18$74,072$49,3811$990
Water Supply 13$68,019$62,7870$0
Local Libraries 12$52,403$52,4030$0
Other and Unallocable 33$143,341$52,1242$1,685
Totals for Government 423$2,386,157$67,69282$113,757

Perth Amboy government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $12,138,000 ($234.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,325,000 ($64.26)
    Regular Highways: $2,332,000 ($45.07)
    Water Utilities: $328,000 ($6.34)
    Sewerage: $328,000 ($6.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $326,000 ($6.30)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,514,000 ($338.47)
    Police Protection: $13,887,000 ($268.38)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,759,000 ($265.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,582,000 ($88.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,555,000 ($68.70)
    Water Utilities: $3,430,000 ($66.29)
    Sewerage: $3,429,000 ($66.27)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,248,000 ($24.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,149,000 ($22.21)
    Central Staff Services: $1,105,000 ($21.36)
    Regular Highways: $971,000 ($18.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $861,000 ($16.64)
    Financial Administration: $860,000 ($16.62)
    Libraries: $827,000 ($15.98)
    General Public Buildings: $568,000 ($10.98)
    Health - Other: $460,000 ($8.89)
    Parking Facilities: $428,000 ($8.27)
    Public Welfare - Other: $183,000 ($3.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,619,000 ($50.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $7,000 ($0.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,009,000 ($521.97)

Perth Amboy government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,849,000 ($74.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,384,000 ($46.07)
    Parking Facilities: $428,000 ($8.27)
    All Other: $59,000 ($1.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $14,347,000 ($277.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $69,000 ($1.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,152,000 ($41.59)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,425,000 ($27.54)
    Sale of Property: $1,421,000 ($27.46)
    Interest Earnings: $493,000 ($9.53)
    Rents: $111,000 ($2.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,850,000 ($74.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,644,000 ($244.36)
    All Other: $2,297,000 ($44.39)
    Highways: $1,812,000 ($35.02)
    Health and Hospitals: $46,000 ($0.89)
  • Tax - Property: $27,686,000 ($535.06)
    Other License: $436,000 ($8.43)
    Public Utilities Sales: $92,000 ($1.78)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $73,000 ($1.41)

Perth Amboy government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,295,000 ($720.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,690,000 ($651.09)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,605,000 ($69.67)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $43,513,000 ($840.93)
    Beginning: $25,054,000 ($484.19)

Perth Amboy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,443,000 ($201.82)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,818,000 ($247.72)

7.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,801 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
New Jersey average:

6.12%

0.33% of residents moved from foreign countries ($699 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.33%
New Jersey average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Union County, NJ  0.80% ($47,329 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.64% ($51,524)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.49% ($79,620)


9.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($57,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.05%
New Jersey average:

6.89%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($627 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.14%
New Jersey average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.87% ($62,979 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.59% ($74,424)
to Union County, NJ  0.52% ($45,395)

Strongest AM radio stations in Perth Amboy:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)

Strongest FM radio stations in Perth Amboy:

  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Perth Amboy:

  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Perth Amboy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 38
Total length: 680 meters (2,231ft)
Total costs: $12,975,000
Total average daily traffic: 706,067
Total average daily truck traffic: 30,726

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 6
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 28
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Perth Amboy, NJ



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED137$198,27756$164,339204$230,50036$68,8065$4,928,00029$173,7590$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED15$187,80018$179,33329$204,3453$58,3330$02$180,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED51$204,39224$208,083225$269,43644$57,7732$372,00031$562,1611$8,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$192,81117$177,059109$212,1016$69,0001$250,0005$191,8000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$223,2355$165,00023$204,3914$53,2501$200,0005$162,8000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Perth Amboy, NJ

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$205,2502$254,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$241,3753$243,6671$217,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$216,3333$257,6670$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$144,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 168
  • Hazardous Condition: 320
  • Service Call: 3

Incident types - Perth Amboy


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Perth Amboy, NJ

Most common first names in Perth Amboy, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John70274.1 years
Mary69679.8 years
Joseph46773.7 years
Anna45081.1 years
Helen34778.8 years
Michael26474.2 years
Elizabeth26179.9 years
Frank25875.0 years
William21772.5 years
George21274.4 years
Most common last names in Perth Amboy, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Rodriguez6267.0 years
Johnson4473.4 years
Rivera4371.0 years
Smith4277.4 years
Miller4178.9 years
Perez4065.9 years
Roman4067.3 years
Lopez3867.6 years
Gonzalez3770.0 years
Torres3564.1 years
Businesses in Perth Amboy, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2McDonald's1
AT&T1Nike4
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1Payless1
Decora Cabinetry2Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts4Rite Aid1
FedEx3Subway2
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets5YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Perth Amboy, NJ

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Total of 33 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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