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 56,533 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 56,533
Daytime Population: Workers 15,117
Daytime Population: Residents 31,260
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 46,377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 55,876
Population in Familes 46,647
Population in Group Qrtrs 657
Population Density2 12,023
Diversity Index3 83
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,388
Average Household Income $60,898
Per Capita Income $18,726

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,097 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,247 (29.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,732 (64.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,118 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $273,349
Average Home Value $289,156
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 16,979
Average Household Size 3.29
Family Households 12,596
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.48% 1.23%
Households 1.34% 1.13%
Families 1.32% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

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, 2017 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 Density # 20 97th
Diversity Index # 21 96th
Median Household Income # 497 9th
Per Capita Income # 529 3rd

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