Perth Amboy, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 52,823 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 
Males: 26,748  (50.6%)
Females: 26,075  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

33.0 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 08861.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,230 (it was $37,608 in 2000)
Perth Amboy:

$52,230
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,277 (it was $14,989 in 2000)

Perth Amboy city income, earnings, and wages data

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

$273,762
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $255,583; detached houses: $262,200; townhouses or other attached units: $209,974; in 2-unit structures: $269,876; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $263,726; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $239,023

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,298.

March 2019 cost of living index in Perth Amboy: 123.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.4%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.1% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents, 16.4% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Perth Amboy, NJ (2010)
    • 39,68578.1%Hispanic
    • 6,10412.0%White alone
    • 3,7427.4%Black alone
    • 8061.6%Asian alone
    • 2860.6%Two or more races
    • 1380.3%Other race alone
    • 510.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Perth Amboy, New Jersey as of February 18, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Perth Amboy is 1,421 to 1.


Crime rates in Perth Amboy by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(4.1)
4
(8.2)
3
(6.2)
1
(2.0)
1
(2.0)
1
(2.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.9)
2
(3.8)
3
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(3.8)
1
(1.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(6.1)
2
(4.1)
1
(2.1)
2
(4.1)
3
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
6
(11.8)
9
(17.5)
10
(19.2)
9
(17.2)
6
(11.4)
7
(13.3)
5
(9.4)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
59
(120.6)
95
(194.5)
115
(237.6)
109
(223.1)
81
(165.7)
101
(205.5)
93
(182.4)
95
(185.0)
95
(182.4)
79
(151.0)
101
(192.0)
68
(128.9)
56
(105.7)
53
(101.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
104
(212.5)
106
(217.1)
96
(198.4)
104
(212.9)
79
(161.6)
98
(199.4)
127
(249.1)
128
(249.3)
137
(263.0)
157
(300.0)
121
(230.1)
135
(255.8)
108
(203.9)
111
(212.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
270
(551.8)
268
(548.8)
187
(386.4)
216
(442.1)
207
(423.3)
268
(545.2)
395
(774.8)
383
(745.9)
238
(456.9)
252
(481.5)
254
(482.9)
185
(350.6)
151
(285.0)
126
(240.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
778
(1,590)
735
(1,505)
775
(1,602)
785
(1,607)
736
(1,505)
758
(1,542)
695
(1,363)
711
(1,385)
663
(1,273)
642
(1,227)
493
(937.4)
534
(1,012)
598
(1,129)
530
(1,012)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
152
(310.6)
160
(327.6)
149
(307.9)
134
(274.3)
114
(233.1)
110
(223.8)
100
(196.1)
126
(245.4)
140
(268.8)
93
(177.7)
95
(180.6)
87
(164.9)
94
(177.4)
65
(124.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(2.0)
5
(10.2)
3
(6.2)
5
(10.2)
7
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.9)
8
(15.6)
3
(5.8)
8
(15.3)
3
(5.7)
4
(7.6)
2
(3.8)
1
(1.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)218.8246.3240.8234.0199.5223.3238.4250.5230.9223.7209.9178.7166.9143.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Perth Amboy, NJ

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 163 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Portuguese (1.2%), American (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1718

Elevation: 65 feet

Land area: 4.78 square miles.

Population density: 11,046 people per square mile   (high).

Perth Amboy, New Jersey map

22,559 residents are foreign born (39.3% Latin America).

This city:

42.6%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $7,167 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $8,273 (3.1%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (8.3 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (19.2 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

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 )

Latitude: 40.52 N, Longitude: 74.28 W

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

Daytime population change due to commuting: -9,306 (-17.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,572 (23.2%)

Area codes: 732, 908, 848

Distribution of median household income in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Perth Amboy, NJ in 2017
Perth Amboy satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $31,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $63,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Perth Amboy, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Perth Amboy, NJ
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.2%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Perth Amboy, NJ
Historical housing units in Perth Amboy, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +5,363 (+12.8%).
Most common industries in Perth Amboy, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Construction (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Chemicals (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Chemicals (4.1%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Perth Amboy, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Perth Amboy, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 91.2. This is worse than average.

City:

91.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.358. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.358
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.356. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.356
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.03
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Perth 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 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 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 93.7 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 237.5 miles away from Perth 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 275.9 miles away from Perth Amboy 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 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 231.8 miles away from the city 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
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 (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Perth Amboy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Perth Amboy:

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

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.

Colleges/Universities in Perth Amboy:

  • Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy (Full-time enrollment: 209; Location: 312 State St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.robertfiance.com)
  • Universal Training Institute (Full-time enrollment: 107; Location: 174 Jefferson Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.universaluti.com)

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

  • Middlesex County College (about 5 miles; Edison, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 9,849)
  • College of Staten Island CUNY (about 9 miles; Staten Island, NY; FT enrollment: 11,684)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 10 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 39,388)
  • Union County College (about 11 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Kean University (about 12 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • Brookdale Community College (about 16 miles; Lincroft, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,879)
  • Seton Hall University (about 16 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)

Public high schools in Perth Amboy:

Public elementary/middle schools in Perth Amboy:

Private elementary/middle schools in Perth Amboy:

  • PERTH AMBOY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 230, Location: 500 STATE ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 167, Location: MEREDITH AND JACQUES STS, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Perth Amboy

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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

PERTH AMBOY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 47,300, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-22-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-11-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-07-2011)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Perth Amboy:

Marital status in Perth Amboy, NJ
  • Never married: 43.2%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Perth Amboy:

  • High school or higher: 68.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.5
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Perth Amboy
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Perth Amboy:

(Perth Amboy, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
New Jersey:

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

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.6%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

23.8%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.2%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.8%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.2%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Perth Amboy:

28.7
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Perth Amboy:

21.8%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

53.8%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.5%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Perth Amboy, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 120$885,812$88,58112$14,160
Firefighters 51$411,032$96,7130$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 36$192,384$64,1283$2,740
Other and Unallocable 34$177,156$62,5266$9,874
Other Government Administration 23$119,936$62,5752$914
Solid Waste Management 22$105,798$57,7087$6,290
Police - Other 20$88,324$52,99441$45,568
Streets and Highways 18$86,350$57,5672$1,860
Parks and Recreation 16$71,702$53,77712$13,070
Financial Administration 15$99,010$79,2080$0
Judicial and Legal 13$56,802$52,4335$21,140
Local Libraries 9$43,752$58,3360$0
Welfare 7$32,106$55,0390$0
Health 4$18,942$56,8260$0
Fire - Other 1$7,088$85,0562$4,776
Totals for Government 389$2,396,194$73,91992$120,392

Perth Amboy government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $3,794,000 ($71.82)
    Water Utilities: $2,338,000 ($44.26)
    Regular Highways: $98,000 ($1.86)
    Parking Facilities: $41,000 ($0.78)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($0.53)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $27,446,000 ($519.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,231,000 ($345.13)
    Police Protection: $13,246,000 ($250.76)
    Water Utilities: $7,295,000 ($138.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,150,000 ($97.50)
    Sewerage: $4,863,000 ($92.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,771,000 ($52.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,528,000 ($28.93)
    General Public Buildings: $1,445,000 ($27.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,385,000 ($26.22)
    Central Staff Services: $1,257,000 ($23.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,252,000 ($23.70)
    Financial Administration: $1,137,000 ($21.52)
    Libraries: $1,134,000 ($21.47)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $759,000 ($14.37)
    Health - Other: $625,000 ($11.83)
    Parking Facilities: $564,000 ($10.68)
    Public Welfare - Other: $138,000 ($2.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,180,000 ($173.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $66,000 ($1.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $466,000 ($8.82)
    General - Other: $23,000 ($0.44)
    Police Protection: $7,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $29,297,000 ($554.63)

Perth Amboy government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,553,000 ($180.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,942,000 ($36.76)
    Parking Facilities: $741,000 ($14.03)
    Other: $375,000 ($7.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $252,000 ($4.77)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $13,218,000 ($250.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $48,000 ($0.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($0.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,616,000 ($68.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,836,000 ($34.76)
    Rents: $320,000 ($6.06)
    Interest Earnings: $83,000 ($1.57)
    Sale of Property: $11,000 ($0.21)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $10,349,000 ($195.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,237,000 ($174.87)
    Other: $514,000 ($9.73)
    Highways: $98,000 ($1.86)
    Health and Hospitals: $55,000 ($1.04)
  • Tax - Property: $57,532,000 ($1089.15)
    Other License: $747,000 ($14.14)
    Public Utilities Sales: $192,000 ($3.63)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $138,000 ($2.61)

Perth Amboy government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $169,462,000 ($3208.11)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $162,259,000 ($3071.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,622,000 ($636.50)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,418,000 ($500.12)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $17,902,000 ($338.91)
    Beginning: $15,716,000 ($297.52)

Perth Amboy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,831,000 ($413.29)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,723,000 ($543.76)

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,128 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Union County, NJ  0.64% ($56,040 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.56% ($54,961)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.44% ($71,333)


6.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,090 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.75% ($84,038 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.56% ($88,720)
to Union County, NJ  0.48% ($59,520)
Businesses in Perth Amboy, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Nike4
AT&T1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Pathmark1
Baskin-Robbins1Payless1
Decora Cabinetry2Popeyes1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts4Rite Aid1
FedEx3Subway2
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets5YMCA1
McDonald's1

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Perth Amboy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 988ft / 301mTotal length
  • $48,306,000Total costs
  • 1,250,474Total average daily traffic
  • 63,499Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Perth Amboy, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 351970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Perth Amboy, NJ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Perth Amboy)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Perth Amboy, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Perth Amboy)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-350 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 86VA , Serial Number: 31-7952020, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/2018
    Registrant (Corporation): De Leon Inc, 450 Lawrie St, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

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 in Perth Amboy, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Perth Amboy, NJ - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 168
  • Hazardous Condition: 320
  • Service Call: 3
Fire incident types in Perth Amboy, NJ

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
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


Perth Amboy compared to New Jersey state average:

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

Perth Amboy on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Dominican Republic (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Peru (population 500+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest house values disparities (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 50,000+"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: wholesale trade (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: production occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of foreign-born residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 (08861) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #37 (08861) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (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"
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