South Amboy, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 8,857 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +11.9%
 
Males: 4,559  (51.5%)
Females: 4,298  (48.5%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 08879.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,175 (it was $50,529 in 2000)
South Amboy:

$70,175
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $33,498 (it was $23,598 in 2000)

South Amboy city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $291,170 (it was $140,500 in 2000)
South Amboy:

$291,170
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $312,982; detached houses: $313,268; townhouses or other attached units: $337,664; in 2-unit structures: $417,626; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,772

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,086.

March 2019 cost of living index in South Amboy: 120.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.0%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.7% for Black residents, 10.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in South Amboy, NJ (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in South Amboy, New Jersey as of February 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Amboy is 980 to 1.


Crime rates in South Amboy by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.1)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.7)
3
(38.7)
4
(51.3)
1
(11.5)
1
(11.5)
4
(45.7)
5
(56.4)
2
(22.5)
1
(11.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(199.4)
10
(125.3)
14
(178.8)
13
(167.2)
9
(116.0)
11
(141.0)
11
(127.0)
11
(126.1)
12
(137.1)
8
(90.3)
11
(123.8)
2
(22.6)
0
(0.0)
5
(57.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
28
(348.9)
32
(401.0)
31
(395.9)
32
(411.7)
15
(193.3)
13
(166.6)
32
(369.5)
44
(504.5)
24
(274.2)
29
(327.3)
25
(281.3)
31
(350.6)
16
(181.0)
19
(216.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
90
(1,121)
84
(1,052)
64
(817.4)
78
(1,003)
84
(1,082)
66
(845.9)
77
(889.1)
109
(1,250)
106
(1,211)
104
(1,174)
66
(742.7)
53
(599.3)
54
(610.9)
68
(775.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(186.9)
16
(200.5)
12
(153.3)
11
(141.5)
7
(90.2)
7
(89.7)
4
(46.2)
8
(91.7)
8
(91.4)
12
(135.4)
9
(101.3)
10
(113.1)
14
(158.4)
10
(114.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(37.4)
1
(12.5)
3
(38.3)
2
(25.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
3
(34.6)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.3)
1
(11.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)127.8165.1134.0121.498.8116.894.0130.5116.1115.798.074.558.870.2

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Irish (27.4%), Polish (12.3%), Italian (11.9%), American (8.5%), Ukrainian (2.6%), European (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 99 feet

Land area: 1.55 square miles.

Population density: 5,711 people per square mile   (average).

South Amboy, New Jersey map

1,022 residents are foreign born (4.9% Europe, 2.7% Latin America).

This city:

11.5%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $6,620 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,540 (2.3%)

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 )

Latitude: 40.48 N, Longitude: 74.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,484 (-16.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 733 (16.5%)

Area code: 732

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

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
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average 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
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $135,300
Number of permits per 10,000 South Amboy, NJ residents
Average permit cost in South Amboy, NJ
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in South Amboy, NJ
Historical housing units in South Amboy, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +198 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in South Amboy, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.0%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in South Amboy, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)

Average climate in South Amboy, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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South 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 0.357. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.357
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.359. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.359
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.2
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 8.2 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 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.06
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

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 the city 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 South 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 91.3 miles away from South Amboy 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 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 44.0 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 (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).
South Amboy topographic map

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in South Amboy:

Marital status in South Amboy, NJ
  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in South Amboy:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
New Jersey average:

12.4

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in South Amboy:

(South Amboy, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for South 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.
State:

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.
New Jersey:

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

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

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

7.6%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

23.8%
State:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.2%
New Jersey:

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
Police Protection - Officers 51$359,520$84,5930$0
Streets and Highways 36$137,639$45,88010$16,338
Other Government Administration 24$58,393$29,1975$2,781
Firefighters 17$104,475$73,74722$13,135
Judicial and Legal 14$47,860$41,0232$4,928
Police - Other 11$30,853$33,6585$5,559
Financial Administration 11$53,858$58,7545$4,789
Parks and Recreation 10$39,153$46,98435$39,872
Other and Unallocable 5$18,052$43,3255$6,276
Sewerage 5$23,272$55,8530$0
Solid Waste Management 2$3,315$19,8902$2,500
Correction 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 2$3,301
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 186$876,390$56,54193$99,479

South Amboy government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $696,000 ($78.58)
    Regular Highways: $280,000 ($31.61)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $6,963,000 ($786.16)
    General - Other: $4,873,000 ($550.19)
    Police Protection: $3,422,000 ($386.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,916,000 ($329.23)
    General Public Buildings: $1,030,000 ($116.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $693,000 ($78.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $573,000 ($64.69)
    Central Staff Services: $452,000 ($51.03)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $389,000 ($43.92)
    Libraries: $324,000 ($36.58)
    Financial Administration: $312,000 ($35.23)
    Sewerage: $256,000 ($28.90)
    Parking Facilities: $213,000 ($24.05)
    Health - Other: $137,000 ($15.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $133,000 ($15.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000 ($9.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $719,000 ($81.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $578,000 ($65.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $324,000 ($36.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,950,000 ($671.79)

South Amboy government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,150,000 ($129.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $823,000 ($92.92)
    Parking Facilities: $270,000 ($30.48)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,652,000 ($186.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000 ($1.58)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,180,000 ($133.23)
    Fines and Forfeits: $248,000 ($28.00)
    Rents: $60,000 ($6.77)
    Interest Earnings: $33,000 ($3.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,206,000 ($700.69)
    General Local Government Support: $3,872,000 ($437.17)
    Other: $57,000 ($6.44)
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000 ($1.02)
  • Tax - Property: $8,141,000 ($919.16)
    Other License: $132,000 ($14.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $34,000 ($3.84)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $28,000 ($3.16)

South Amboy government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,233,000 ($1606.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,478,000 ($1521.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $840,000 ($94.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000 ($9.60)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,850,000 ($208.87)

South Amboy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,032,000 ($116.52)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,468,000 ($391.55)

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 South Amboy, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins2Rite Aid1
Burger King2Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Taco Bell1
Dunkin Donuts2UPS2
FedEx3White Castle1
Knights Inn1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets3

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of South Amboy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 135ft / 41.3mTotal length
  • $16,409,000Total costs
  • 600,017Total average daily traffic
  • 23,413Total average daily truck traffic
  • 676,795Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in South Amboy, NJ - historical statistics
  • 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:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 12/16/2013
    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 in South Amboy, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Amboy, NJ - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 76
  • Service Call: 1
Fire incident types in South Amboy, NJ

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Amboy, NJ
  • 82.3%Utility gas
  • 10.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.8%Electricity
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Amboy, NJ
  • 80.0%Utility gas
  • 7.1%Electricity
  • 6.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%No fuel used


South Amboy compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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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"
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