Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08861: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

Acceptable Alternative
Hopelawn, NJ 08861

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,377
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,765
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,246
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.519, Longitude -74.276
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 57,625
Population in Households 56,968
Population in Familes 47,523
Population in Group Qrtrs 657
Population Density1 10,975
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 17,431
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 12,911
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 18,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,767 (30.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,664 (62.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,362 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $263,717
Average Home Value $278,178


Median Household Income $45,700
Average Household Income $60,210
Per Capita Income $18,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 1.24%
Households 1.21% 1.14%
Families 1.17% 1.12%
Median Household Income   -1.11%
Per Capita Income   0.68%
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 08861 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08861 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 47 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 31 94th
Median Household Income # 524 10th
Per Capita Income # 543 7th

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