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
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.519, Longitude -74.276
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,262
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 15,928
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 3,241
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,687

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 58,685
Daytime Population: Workers 15,588
Daytime Population: Residents 32,241
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,829
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 58,027
Population in Familes 48,488
Population in Group Qrtrs 658
Population Density2 11,350
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $46,107
Average Household Income $61,682
Per Capita Income $19,045


Total Housing Units 18,895 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,801 (30.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,919 (63.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,175 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $271,855
Average Home Value $287,666


Total Households 17,720
Average Household Size 3.27
Family Households 13,138
Average Family Size 4
  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 1.42% 1.19%
Households 1.27% 1.09%
Families 1.25% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08861 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 # 11 98th
Population Density # 46 92nd
Diversity Index # 32 94th
Median Household Income # 521 10th
Per Capita Income # 540 7th

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