South Amboy, NJ 08879 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08879: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
South Amboy, NJ 08879

Acceptable Alternative
Laurence Harbor, NJ 08879
Laurence Hbr, NJ 08879

Not Acceptable, USPS
Morgan, NJ 08879

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 545
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,108
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 538
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.464, Longitude -74.276
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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South Amboy, NJ 08879 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,722
Population in Households 23,528
Population in Familes 19,509
Population in Group Qrtrs 194
Population Density1 3,126
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 9,000
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 6,120
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,533 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,467 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 501 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $286,540
Average Home Value $315,145


Median Household Income $70,155
Average Household Income $85,589
Per Capita Income $32,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.26% 0.47%
Households 0.14% 0.39%
Families 0.1% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

South Amboy, NJ 08879 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08879 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 # 139 76th
Population Density1 # 198 66th
Diversity Index2 # 193 67th
Median Household Income # 375 36th
Per Capita Income # 387 33rd

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