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Perth Amboy, NJ (New Jersey) Houses and Residents

Perth Amboy,NJ index of house prices

Total population: 52,328 (Urban population: 47,303, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 16,740 (15,805 occupied: 4,762 owner occupied, 11,186 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

70%
State:

37%

Housing density: 3,501 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $232,874.

Median contract rent in 2016: $642 (lower quartile is $527, upper quartile is $748)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,226


Median gross rent in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2016: $732

Housing units in Perth Amboy with a mortgage: 3,432 (223 second mortgage, 353 home equity loan, 24 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,310

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $85,718

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $50,463

Median monthly housing costs: $1,303


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Perth Amboy, New Jersey Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $253,109 (it was $132,100 in 2000)
Perth Amboy:

$253,109
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $205,440 - $305,995

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $262,670
Here:

$262,670
State:

$401,764

Townhouses or other attached units: $187,968
Here:

$187,968
State:

$266,552

In 2-unit structures: $235,740
Here:

$235,740
State:

$327,480

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $235,869
Here:

$235,869
State:

$297,734

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $223,309
Here:

$223,309
State:

$275,779
Median year house/condo built: 1952

Median year apartment built: 1964

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,593
  • In family households: 47,429 (6,664 male householders, 5,369 female householders)
    6,745 spouses, 19,132 children (18,063 natural, 341 adopted, 774 stepchildren), 1,373 grandchildren, 1,502 brothers or sisters, 1,635 parents, 3,684 other relatives, 1,504 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,494 (1,636 male householders (1,312 living alone)), 2,040 female householders (1,876 living alone)), 817 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 688

Size of family households: 3,147 2-persons, 3,007 3-persons, 3,090 4-persons, 1,568 5-persons, 738 6-persons, 498 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,191 1-person, 390 2-persons, 46 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 8 6-persons.

6,192 married couples with children.
5,498 single-parent households (1,844 men, 3,654 women).

19.6% of residents of Perth Amboy speak English at home.
78.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 21,914 (41.7%)
(37.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.0
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.3
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Perth Amboy, New Jersey:

  • 10no bedroom
  • 2311 bedroom
  • 1,0202 bedrooms
  • 2,2643 bedrooms
  • 1,0004 bedrooms
  • 2265+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Perth Amboy population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perth Amboy, New Jersey:

  • 524no bedroom
  • 2,8781 bedroom
  • 4,2082 bedrooms
  • 3,1313 bedrooms
  • 4904 bedrooms
  • 975+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Perth Amboy population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Perth Amboy in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 217no vehicle
  • 1,5261 vehicle
  • 1,8372 vehicles
  • 7103 vehicles
  • 2734 vehicles
  • 1915+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Perth Amboy population

Cars and other vehicles available in Perth Amboy in renter-occupied apartments

  • 3,093no vehicle
  • 4,9151 vehicle
  • 2,6532 vehicles
  • 3643 vehicles
  • 894 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Perth Amboy population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perth Amboy, New Jersey:

  • 101 room
  • 392 rooms
  • 663 rooms
  • 4634 rooms
  • 1,1085 rooms
  • 1,2616 rooms
  • 9117 rooms
  • 3868 rooms
  • 4859+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Perth Amboy population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perth Amboy, New Jersey:

  • 4751 room
  • 2832 rooms
  • 2,1223 rooms
  • 3,3684 rooms
  • 2,8945 rooms
  • 1,2826 rooms
  • 4167 rooms
  • 2408 rooms
  • 819+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Perth Amboy population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Perth Amboy, NJ household income distribution

  • Perth Amboy, NJ household income distribution
  • 1,639Less than $10,000
  • 726$10,000 to $14,999
  • 988$15,000 to $19,999
  • 895$20,000 to $24,999
  • 713$25,000 to $29,999
  • 811$30,000 to $34,999
  • 733$35,000 to $39,999
  • 583$40,000 to $44,999
  • 757$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,263$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,649$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,040$75,000 to $99,999
  • 897$100,000 to $124,999
  • 723$125,000 to $149,999
  • 759$150,000 to $199,999
  • 391$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Perth Amboy, NJ

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Perth Amboy, NJ
  • 35Less than $10,000
  • 16$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 33$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3$60,000 to $69,999
  • 22$70,000 to $79,999
  • 6$80,000 to $89,999
  • 8$90,000 to $99,999
  • 140$100,000 to $124,999
  • 167$125,000 to $149,999
  • 372$150,000 to $174,999
  • 257$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,164$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,130$250,000 to $299,999
  • 886$300,000 to $399,999
  • 169$400,000 to $499,999
  • 116$500,000 to $749,999
  • 6$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Perth Amboy, NJ

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Perth Amboy, NJ
  • 105Less than $100
  • 83$100 to $149
  • 33$150 to $199
  • 234$200 to $249
  • 89$250 to $299
  • 30$300 to $349
  • 78$350 to $399
  • 68$400 to $449
  • 70$450 to $499
  • 121$500 to $549
  • 20$550 to $599
  • 56$600 to $649
  • 174$650 to $699
  • 242$700 to $749
  • 212$750 to $799
  • 1,043$800 to $899
  • 1,167$900 to $999
  • 2,874$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,556$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,490$1,500 to $1,999
  • 254$2,000 to $2,499
  • 171No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 6,7112010 or later
  • 6,4342000 to 2009
  • 4,8511990 to 1999
  • 4,6191980 to 1989
  • 1,9921970 to 1979
  • 1,312Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Perth Amboy population
Perth Amboy commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 456
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,048
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,875
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,367
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,249
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,246
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,534
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 379
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,012
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,404
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,011
  • 90 or more minutes: 331
Perth Amboy, NJ Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 76.2%
Number of people working at home: 462 (2.0% of all workers)

Perth Amboy mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 11,010 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,238 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 185 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 48 (0%)
  • Railroad: 96 (1%)
  • Taxi: 234 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 93 (1%)
  • Walked: 963 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 462 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Portuguese: 547
 American: 428
 Italian: 394
 Polish: 385
 Jamaican: 266
 West Indian: 184
 Irish: 161
 British West Indian: 141
 Hungarian: 131
 Ukrainian: 104
 Brazilian: 94
 African: 71
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 58
 German: 56
 Russian: 47
 Slovak: 36
 Lebanese: 35
 Greek: 28
 European: 27
 Lithuanian: 25
 English: 24
 British: 17
 French Canadian: 13
 Czech: 10
 Eastern European: 10
 Scottish: 8
 French (except Basque): 7
 Palestinian: 6
 Slavic: 5
 Carpatho Rusyn: 5
 Australian: 5
 Kenyan: 4
 Czechoslovakian: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 58%Dominican Republic
  • 13%Mexico
  • 8%Peru
  • 2%El Salvador
  • 2%Cuba
  • 2%Philippines
  • 2%Honduras

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 21,580
  • Other state: 4,460
  • Northeast: 3,265
  • Midwest: 301
  • South: 764
  • West: 128

93% of Perth Amboy residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

Perth Amboy:

92.6%
State average:

89.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 303
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 422
  • 5th and 6th grade: 721
  • 7th and 8th grade: 618
  • 9th grade: 696
  • 10th grade: 576
  • 11th grade: 556
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 422
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,932
  • Less than 1 year of college: 606
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,493
  • Associate degree: 641
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,652
  • Master's degree: 464
  • Professional school degree: 111
  • Doctorate degree: 68

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 487
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 888
  • 5th and 6th grade: 915
  • 7th and 8th grade: 949
  • 9th grade: 306
  • 10th grade: 296
  • 11th grade: 444
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 431
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,783
  • Less than 1 year of college: 409
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,079
  • Associate degree: 1,002
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,126
  • Master's degree: 485
  • Professional school degree: 56
  • Doctorate degree: 36

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 9.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 5.1%Males
  • 1.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 3.7%Females
Perth Amboy marital status for males
Perth Amboy marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,585
  • One, attached: 946
  • Two: 5,447
  • 3 or 4: 1,563
  • 5 to 9: 1,126
  • 10 to 19: 1,495
  • 20 to 49: 755
  • 50 or more: 804
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Perth Amboy:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Perth Amboy
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.5%)
  • Electricity (4.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (81.2%)
  • Electricity (13.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 143
Here:

2.3%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 72
Here:

2.6%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 333
Here:

15.4%
New Jersey:

25.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)