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, 2017)


Total Population 23,500
Daytime Population: Workers 5,064
Daytime Population: Residents 11,439
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,503
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 23,306
Population in Familes 19,409
Population in Group Qrtrs 194
Population Density2 3,059
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $71,170
Average Household Income $87,229
Per Capita Income $33,500


Total Housing Units 9,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,457 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,485 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 436 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $296,889
Average Home Value $325,069


Total Households 8,942
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 6,118
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.4% 0.47%
Households 0.29% 0.4%
Families 0.26% 0.39%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

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

The table below compares 08879 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 141 76th
Population Density # 207 64th
Diversity Index # 191 67th
Median Household Income # 367 37th
Per Capita Income # 382 34th

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