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Perth Amboy, NJ (New Jersey) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $273,762 (it was $132,100 in 2000)
Perth Amboy:

$273,762
New Jersey:

$334,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $195,020 - $305,264

Perth Amboy,NJ index of house prices

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

Houses: 16,789 (15,904 occupied: 4,832 owner occupied, 11,094 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

70%
State:

36%

Housing density: 3,511 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $191,115.

Median contract rent in 2017: $642 (lower quartile is $527, upper quartile is $748)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,102


Median gross rent in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2017: $732

Housing units in Perth Amboy with a mortgage: 3,431 (109 second mortgage, 311 home equity loan, 40 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,367

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $88,775

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,822

Median monthly housing costs: $1,329


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Perth Amboy, New Jersey Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1952

Median year apartment built: 1965

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,952
  • In family households: 47,584 (6,305 male householders, 5,987 female householders)
    6,856 spouses, 19,150 children (18,202 natural, 285 adopted, 681 stepchildren), 1,896 grandchildren, 1,016 brothers or sisters, 1,770 parents, 2,757 other relatives, 1,560 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,611 (1,749 male householders (1,411 living alone)), 1,921 female householders (1,735 living alone)), 943 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 710

Size of family households: 3,083 2-persons, 3,064 3-persons, 3,015 4-persons, 1,904 5-persons, 782 6-persons, 424 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,145 1-person, 387 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 41 4-persons, 29 5-persons, 15 6-persons.

5,884 married couples with children.
6,047 single-parent households (1,312 men, 4,735 women).

19.4% of residents of Perth Amboy speak English at home.
79.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (60% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 22,559 (42.6%)
(37.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 17no bedroom
  • 1531 bedroom
  • 1,0272 bedrooms
  • 2,5453 bedrooms
  • 9464 bedrooms
  • 2015+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 360no bedroom
  • 2,8421 bedroom
  • 4,1132 bedrooms
  • 3,5243 bedrooms
  • 4854 bedrooms
  • 1155+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Perth Amboy in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Perth Amboy in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 273no vehicle
  • 1,4201 vehicle
  • 1,8822 vehicles
  • 7653 vehicles
  • 2814 vehicles
  • 1945+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Perth Amboy in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Perth Amboy in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,043no vehicle
  • 4,7071 vehicle
  • 2,6472 vehicles
  • 4583 vehicles
  • 1074 vehicles
  • 435+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 271 room
  • 322 rooms
  • 553 rooms
  • 4444 rooms
  • 1,1855 rooms
  • 1,3806 rooms
  • 8207 rooms
  • 4138 rooms
  • 4909+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 3361 room
  • 2872 rooms
  • 1,9593 rooms
  • 3,6014 rooms
  • 3,0215 rooms
  • 1,2396 rooms
  • 4367 rooms
  • 1638 rooms
  • 1159+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Perth Amboy, NJ household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2017
  • 1,913Less than $10,000
  • 1,170$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,560$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,354$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,380$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,362$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,788$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,998$75,000 to $99,999
  • 927$100,000 to $124,999
  • 695$125,000 to $149,999
  • 798$150,000 to $199,999
  • 445$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Perth Amboy, NJ

  • Distribution of house value in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2017
  • 46Less than $10,000
  • 16$10,000 to $14,999
  • 3$15,000 to $19,999
  • 3$20,000 to $24,999
  • 24$25,000 to $29,999
  • 15$50,000 to $59,999
  • 5$60,000 to $69,999
  • 42$70,000 to $79,999
  • 3$80,000 to $89,999
  • 6$90,000 to $99,999
  • 85$100,000 to $124,999
  • 145$125,000 to $149,999
  • 344$150,000 to $174,999
  • 223$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,089$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,223$250,000 to $299,999
  • 861$300,000 to $399,999
  • 189$400,000 to $499,999
  • 131$500,000 to $749,999
  • 5$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Perth Amboy, NJ

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2017
  • 88Less than $100
  • 64$100 to $149
  • 25$150 to $199
  • 305$200 to $249
  • 125$250 to $299
  • 38$300 to $349
  • 50$350 to $399
  • 55$400 to $449
  • 12$450 to $499
  • 184$500 to $549
  • 2$550 to $599
  • 33$600 to $649
  • 101$650 to $699
  • 189$700 to $749
  • 191$750 to $799
  • 759$800 to $899
  • 1,031$900 to $999
  • 2,928$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,680$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,621$1,500 to $1,999
  • 262$2,000 to $2,499
  • 116No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 77.0%
Number of people working at home: 460 (1.9% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 389
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,910
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,878
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,462
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,647
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,301
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 2,769
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 444
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,653
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,470
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,016
  • 90 or more minutes: 364
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Perth Amboy

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,547 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 1,196 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 140 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
  • Railroad: 76 (1%)
  • Taxi: 208 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 46 (0%)
  • Walked: 741 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 460 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.1%Males
  • 1.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • 2.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 2.6%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 8.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 2.2%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 7,8362010 or later
  • 6,7212000 to 2009
  • 4,6831990 to 1999
  • 4,6191980 to 1989
  • 1,9921970 to 1979
  • 1,312Before 1970
Ancestries in Perth Amboy, NJ

First ancestries reported:

  • Portuguese: 529 (1.2%)
  • American: 392 (0.9%)
  • Italian: 381 (0.9%)
  • Polish: 378 (0.9%)
  • Jamaican: 263 (0.6%)
  • Irish: 157 (0.4%)
  • British West Indian: 140 (0.3%)
  • Hungarian: 121 (0.3%)
  • African: 107 (0.2%)
  • West Indian: 92 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 91 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 85 (0.2%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 69 (0.2%)
  • German: 53 (0.1%)
  • Russian: 45 (0.1%)
  • Slovak: 37 (0.09%)
  • Lebanese: 27 (0.06%)
  • European: 26 (0.06%)
  • Greek: 24 (0.06%)
  • Lithuanian: 23 (0.05%)
  • English: 22 (0.05%)
  • French Canadian: 14 (0.03%)
  • British: 12 (0.03%)
  • Eastern European: 12 (0.03%)
  • Scottish: 10 (0.02%)
  • Czech: 9 (0.02%)
  • Carpatho Rusyn: 8 (0.02%)
  • Australian: 7 (0.02%)
  • French: 7 (0.02%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 4 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 4 (0.01%)
  • Palestinian: 3 (0.01%)
  • Kenyan: 3 (0.01%)

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

Dominican Republic
Perth Amboy:

79.5% (17,939)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Perth Amboy:

10.1% (2,274)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Peru
Perth Amboy:

5.9% (1,321)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

El Salvador
Perth Amboy:

3.3% (754)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Cuba
Perth Amboy:

2.3% (510)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Honduras
Perth Amboy:

2.0% (453)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Ecuador
Perth Amboy:

1.7% (390)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

Colombia
Perth Amboy:

1.5% (339)
New Jersey:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 21,310
  • Other state: 4,564
  • Northeast: 3,417
  • Midwest: 249
  • South: 741
  • West: 143

93.2% of Perth Amboy residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46.4% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37.2% lived in New Jersey.


Perth Amboy:

93.2%
State average:

89.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 470
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 422
  • 5th and 6th grade: 684
  • 7th and 8th grade: 470
  • 9th grade: 595
  • 10th grade: 394
  • 11th grade: 308
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 478
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,715
  • Less than 1 year of college: 441
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,544
  • Associate degree: 703
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,752
  • Master's degree: 539
  • Professional school degree: 128
  • Doctorate degree: 60
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 682
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 684
  • 5th and 6th grade: 952
  • 7th and 8th grade: 861
  • 9th grade: 488
  • 10th grade: 370
  • 11th grade: 499
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 427
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,411
  • Less than 1 year of college: 364
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,982
  • Associate degree: 1,100
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,191
  • Master's degree: 500
  • Professional school degree: 72
  • Doctorate degree: 49
Educational Attainment for Females
Perth Amboy marital status for males
Perth Amboy marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,620
  • One, attached: 952
  • Two: 5,976
  • 3 or 4: 1,696
  • 5 to 9: 921
  • 10 to 19: 1,366
  • 20 to 49: 864
  • 50 or more: 838
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 0.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 1.6%

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Perth Amboy, NJ
  • 82.5%Utility gas
  • 12.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Perth Amboy, NJ
  • 80.6%Utility gas
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 150
Here:

2.5%
New Jersey:

9.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 133
Here:

4.5%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 395
Here:

18.2%
New Jersey:

25.2%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability