Perth Amboy, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Perth Amboy, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Perth Amboy had a population of 55,521 as of July 1, 2016. Perth Amboy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Perth Amboy is located at latitude 40.5202 and longitude -74.2713 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Perth Amboy (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 1.25 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Perth Amboy (GNIS ID: 885349) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Perth Amboy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Perth Amboy: Ambo Point, Amboy, Amboy Perth, New Perth, New Point, Perth, Perth Town.

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Perth Amboy, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 55,521
Population in Households 54,864
Population in Familes 45,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 657
Population Density1 11,808
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 16,706
Average Household Size 3.28
Family Households 12,382
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 17,996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,222 (29.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,484 (63.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,290 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $264,697
Average Home Value $279,069


Median Household Income $44,997
Average Household Income $59,479
Per Capita Income $18,341
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.43% 1.29%
Households 1.29% 1.19%
Families 1.25% 1.18%
Median Household Income   -1.07%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Perth Amboy, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perth Amboy to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 97th
Population Density1 # 20 97th
Diversity Index2 # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 498 9th
Per Capita Income # 531 3rd

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