South Amboy, New Jersey

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Population in 2014: 8,853 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.9%
 
Males: 4,136  (46.7%)
Females: 4,717  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  39.5 years
New Jersey median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 08879.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $74,068 (it was $50,529 in 2000)
South Amboy:

$74,068
NJ:

$70,165

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $35,677 (it was $23,598 in 2000)

South Amboy city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $265,491 (it was $140,500 in 2000)
South Amboy:

$265,491
NJ:

$307,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $327,554; Detached houses: $356,587; Townhouses or other attached units: $239,444; In 2-unit structures: $249,367; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $206,012; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $220,096; Mobile homes: $67,687

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,169.

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  • Races in South Amboy, NJ (2010)

    South Amboy races chart
    • 6,63876.9%White alone
    • 1,15813.4%Hispanic
    • 3474.0%Black alone
    • 3454.0%Asian alone
    • 1241.4%Two or more races
    • 140.2%Other race alone
    • 50.06%American Indian alone

Races in South Amboy detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in South Amboy: 122.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (17.1%), Polish (13.8%), Italian (12.5%), German (10.0%), United States (6.1%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 99 feet

Land area: 1.55 square miles.

Population density: 5,708 people per square mile   (average).

South Amboy,NJ real estate house value index trend

South Amboy, New Jersey map

For population 25 years and over in South Amboy:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Amboy city:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 51.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

1,526 residents are foreign born (9.4% Europe, 4.3% Latin America).

This city:

17.3%
New Jersey:

21.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $6,373 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,837 (2.5%)

South Amboy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (6.3 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (10.3 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (21.0 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities: Madison Park, NJ (1.5 miles ), Sayreville borough, NJ (1.5 miles ), Perth Amboy, NJ (1.6 miles ), Laurence Harbor, NJ (1.7 miles ), Fords, NJ (2.0 miles ), Cliffwood Beach, NJ (2.1 miles ), Sewaren, NJ (2.3 miles ), Woodbridge, NJ (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $51,900
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $117,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $117,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $117,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $139,600
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $112,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 40.48 N, Longitude: 74.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,019 (-22.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 555 (12.5%)

Area code: 732

South Amboy household income distribution South Amboy home values distribution

Crime rates in South Amboy by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0010210000000
per 100,000 0.00.012.40.025.112.80.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000201N/AN/A
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.025.60.011.5N/AN/A
Robberies 2021102341145
per 100,000 24.80.024.712.512.50.025.738.751.311.511.545.756.4
Assaults 7517161014139111111128
per 100,000 86.761.9210.2199.4125.3178.8167.2116.0141.0127.0126.1137.190.3
Burglaries 21284228323132151332442429
per 100,000 260.0346.7519.3348.9401.0395.9411.7193.3166.6369.5504.5274.2327.3
Thefts 91868590846478846677109106104
per 100,000 1,126.51,064.81,050.91,121.41,052.5817.41,003.51,082.3845.9889.11,249.91,211.01,173.7
Auto thefts 131512151612117748812
per 100,000 160.9185.7148.4186.9200.5153.3141.590.289.746.291.791.4135.4
Arson 2143132013100
per 100,000 24.812.449.537.412.538.325.70.012.834.611.50.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 107.5100.3175.3136.3176.0142.8129.5105.3124.5100.2139.1133.5132.9

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

Crime rate in South Amboy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 27 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
New Jersey average:

3.43
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in South Amboy: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in South Amboy, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

South Amboy, New Jersey average temperatures South Amboy, New Jersey average precipitation South Amboy, New Jersey humidity South Amboy, New Jersey wind speed South Amboy, New Jersey snowfall South Amboy, New Jersey sunshine South Amboy, New Jersey clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

South Amboy-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the South Amboy city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 tornado 25.5 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Amboy-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% 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 92.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 240.1 miles away from South Amboy center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 278.6 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 91.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from South 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 44.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 7, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Amboy topographic map

Birthplace of: Harold G. Hoffman - Politician, Jack McKeon - Baseball player, Greg Evigan - (born 1953), actor, Johnny O'Brien - Baseball player, Eddie O'Brien (baseball) - Baseball player, Thomas J. Scully - Congressman.

Hospitals and medical centers in South Amboy:

  • SOUTH AMBOY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (540 BORDENTOWN AVE)
  • BRIARWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER, THE (901 ERNSTON ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near South Amboy:

  • ARISTACARE AT ALAMEDA CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PERTH AMBOY, NJ)
  • PERTH AMBOY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PERTH AMBOY, NJ)
  • RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; PERTH AMBOY, NJ)
  • CARING HOSPICE SERVICES OF CENTRAL JERSEY (Hospital, about 4 miles away; EDISON, NJ)
  • MISSION OF THE IMMACULATE VIRGIN (Hospital, about 4 miles away; STATEN ISLAND, NY)
  • UCPA OF NEW YORK STATE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; STATEN ISLAND, NY)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE SERVICES LLC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; EDISON, NJ)

Amtrak stations near South Amboy:

  • 7 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.
  • 9 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.
  • 16 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

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

  • Middlesex County College (about 5 miles; Edison, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 9,849)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 9 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 39,388)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 12 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 11,684)
  • Union County College (about 14 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Brookdale Community College (about 14 miles; Lincroft, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,879)
  • Kean University (about 14 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • Seton Hall University (about 19 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)

Public high school in South Amboy:

  • SOUTH AMBOY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 200 GOVERNOR HAROLD G HOFFMAN, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in South Amboy:

  • CARDINAL MCCARRICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 284, Location: 310 AUGUSTA ST, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in South Amboy:

See full list of schools located in South Amboy

Library in South Amboy:

  • DOWDELL LIBRARY OF SOUTH AMBOY (Operating income: $344,097; Location: 100 HAROLD G. HOFFMAN PLAZA; 55,894 books; 1,514 audio materials; 1,579 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 175 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • st.mary's reg.high school is now called CARDINAL McCARRICK HIGH SCHOOL

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Notable locations in South Amboy: South Amboy Junction (A), Whitehead Dock (B), South Amboy Progressive Hose Company Number 1 (C), South Amboy Engine Company Number 1 (D), South Amboy First Aid Safety Squad (E), South Amboy Fire Department Mechanicsville Fire Company (F), South Amboy Fire Department Independence Engine and Hose (G), South Amboy Fire Department Snorkel Fire Company (H), South Amboy Fire Department Protection Fire Company (I), South Amboy Fire Department Progressive Fire Company (J), Werner Generating Station (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Amboy include: First Baptist Church (A), First Methodist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (D), Saint Mary's Convent (E), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (F), Christ Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Marys Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

River: Raritan River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: NJ Partyworks-People Pleasers (1819 State Route 35).

Hotel: Amboy Motel (USHighway 9 & State).

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 96.3. This is worse than average.

City:

96.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.337. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.337
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.91. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.91
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.662. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.662
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 14.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.24
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.5%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.3% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.6% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
New Jersey:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.9%
Whole state:  69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.6%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in South Amboy in 2000:

  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

South Amboy, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in South Amboy (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: South Amboy Branch at 116 North Broadway, branch established on 1919/07/15. 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
  • The Provident Bank: South Amboy at 600 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1916/01/01. 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.
  • Amboy Bank: South Amboy Branch at 100 North Broadway, branch established on 1957/01/21. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $2,329.0 mil, Deposits: $1,766.2 mil, headquarters in Old Bridge, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Amboy Bancorporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
New Jersey average:

12.7

South Amboy travel time to work - commute South Amboy mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in South Amboy:

(South Amboy, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic322,34074
Other48,71773
Mainline Protestant35,693113
Evangelical Protestant29,296130
Orthodox13,49114
Black Protestant5,87917
None354,442-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
South Amboy:

50.6%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.4%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.3%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
South Amboy:

10.9%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
South Amboy:

34.5%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

57.9%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
South Amboy:

79.0%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Amboy, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11$53,858$58,7545$4,789
Other Government Administration 24$58,393$29,1975$2,781
Judicial and Legal 14$47,860$41,0232$4,928
Police Protection - Officers 51$359,520$84,5930$0
Police - Other 11$30,853$33,6585$5,559
Firefighters 17$104,475$73,74722$13,135
Streets and Highways 36$137,639$45,88010$16,338
Welfare 0$0 2$3,301
Solid Waste Management 2$3,315$19,8902$2,500
Sewerage 5$23,272$55,8530$0
Parks and Recreation 10$39,153$46,98435$39,872
Other and Unallocable 5$18,052$43,3255$6,276
Totals for Government 186$876,390$56,54193$99,479

5.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,970 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
New Jersey average:

5.08%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($792 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, NJ  0.57% ($46,633 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.55% ($51,397)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.39% ($56,722)


6.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($59,321 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.44%
New Jersey average:

5.65%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($888 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.65% ($64,341 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.50% ($66,985)
to Union County, NJ  0.46% ($49,757)

Strongest AM radio stations in South 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • 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 South Amboy:

  • 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)
  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WCNJ (89.3 FM; HAZLET, NJ; Owner: WVRM, INC.)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around South 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)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • 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)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
South Amboy fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of South Amboy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 81m266ftTotal length
  • $14,166,000Total costs
  • 556,466Total average daily traffic
  • 21,112Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 111930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11970-1979
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for South Amboy, NJ

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in South Amboy)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in South Amboy, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Amboy)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2201 , Serial Number: 24-1389, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1983
    Registrant (Corporation): 2201 Aviation LLC, 70 S Shore Dr, South Amboy, NJ 08879
  • Aircraft: ANGLIN SPECIAL AERO PLANES INC J-3 KITTEN (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 48LP , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Leszek M Pilat, 15 Parkwood Dr Apt A, South Amboy, NJ 08879

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$232,39420$194,300176$251,4099$106,11113$199,615
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$260,0001$135,00013$313,0000$01$770,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$242,7507$193,71496$248,6887$123,57112$222,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$257,0006$199,00041$257,5372$35,5001$362,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$224,0002$244,50013$296,3082$92,5001$285,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0075.00 , 0076.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$254,2505$267,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$252,0002$154,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$213,3331$405,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$243,0001$154,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0075.00 , 0076.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 76
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - South Amboy

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for South Amboy, NJ
Most common first names in South Amboy, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary33080.6 years
John29872.5 years
Joseph24674.1 years
William17871.6 years
Helen17779.0 years
Anna15581.4 years
Margaret14978.7 years
Edward14072.4 years
James13372.3 years
Frank12973.2 years
Most common last names in South Amboy, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4873.2 years
Nebus2974.5 years
Johnson2675.0 years
Obrien2273.3 years
Brown2173.8 years
Kelly2077.3 years
Jankowski2079.7 years
Miller1975.9 years
Peterson1977.9 years
Bloodgood1866.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in South Amboy, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins2Rite Aid1
Burger King2Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Dunkin Donuts2UPS2
FedEx3White Castle1
Knights Inn1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets3

South Amboy compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.

South Amboy on our top lists:

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  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #86 (08879) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Polish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
There are 11 pilots and 16 other airmen in this city.
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