South Amboy, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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South Amboy, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of South Amboy had a population of 8,793 as of July 1, 2018. South Amboy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Amboy is located at latitude 40.4864 and longitude -74.2788 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Amboy (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 1.15 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The City of South Amboy (GNIS ID: 885399) 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.

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South Amboy, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,793
Population in Households 8,793
Population in Familes 7,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 5,658
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $67,551
Average Household Income $82,616
Per Capita Income $32,030


Total Housing Units 3,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,092 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,317 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $283,395
Average Home Value $344,885


Total Households 3,409
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,271
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.23% 0.81%
Households 0.13% 0.79%
Families 0.08% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

South Amboy, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Amboy to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 163 70th
Population Density # 90 84th
Diversity Index # 219 60th
Median Household Income # 373 32nd
Per Capita Income # 400 27th

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