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Population (year 2000): 47,303. Estimated population in July 2005: 48,797 (+3.2% change)
Males: 23,441 (49.6%), Females: 23,862 (50.4%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 31.2 years
Median household income: $37,608 (year 2000)
Median house value: $126,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Perth Amboy:

  • Hispanic (69.8%)
  • Other race (35.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (18.9%)
  • Black (10.0%)
  • Two or more races (5.6%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Polish (5.1%), Italian (2.9%), Irish (2.0%), Hungarian (1.9%), Portuguese (1.7%), United States (1.7%).Amboy, New Jersey

Elevation: 65 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Perth

For population 25 years and over in Perth Amboy

  • High school or higher: 55.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Perth Amboy city

  • Never married: 34.8%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

35.7% Foreign born (30.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,363 (+12.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Edison, (7.2 miles pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (16.2 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (27.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (2.5 miles Sewaren, NJ Woodbridge, (2.7 miles Amboy, NJ (2.7 miles South NJ (2.9 miles Fords, Reading, NJ (3.9 miles Port NJ Avenel, (4.4 miles NJ (4.8 miles Iselin, NJ Sayreville, (5.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 0 buildings
  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $19,000
  • 1998: 59 buildings, average cost: $35,900
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $56,100
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,600
  • 2001: 27 buildings, average cost: $41,100
  • 2002: 103 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2003: 96 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2004: 51 buildings, average cost: $17,200
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $102,700

Latitude: 40.52 N, Longitude: 74.28 W

Area codes: 732, 908, 848


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.5%), Educational,health and social services (15.2%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -6,497 (-13.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,535 (25.0%)


 

Crime in Perth Amboy by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 3 1 1 3
    per 100,000 2.1 0.0 6.3 2.1 2.1 6.3
Rapes 12 12 3 10 3 4
    per 100,000 25.4 25.4 6.3 21.1 6.3 8.5
Robberies 98 79 75 95 89 64
    per 100,000 207.2 167.0 158.6 200.8 188.1 135.3
Assaults 164 123 146 139 139 83
    per 100,000 346.7 260.0 308.6 293.9 293.9 175.5
Burglaries 508 397 335 358 281 188
    per 100,000 1073.9 839.3 708.2 756.8 594.0 397.4
Thefts 809 806 786 883 863 678
    per 100,000 1710.3 1703.9 1661.6 1866.7 1824.4 1433.3
Auto thefts 210 189 221 211 236 161
    per 100,000 443.9 399.6 467.2 446.1 498.9 340.4
322.9 271.1 271.6 292.9 274.3 197.8

Average climate in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Perth

Perth Amboy-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Perth Amboy city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 tornado 34.1 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

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Hospital/medical center in Perth Amboy:
  • RARITAN BAY MEDICAL CENTER (530 NEW BRUNSWICK AVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Perth Amboy:
  • STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL-SOUT (about 5 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY)
  • RAHWAY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; RAHWAY, NJ)
  • TRINITAS HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; ELIZABETH, NJ)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Perth Amboy:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 14 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 23 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 28 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Perth Amboy:
  • LINDEN (about 8 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • OLD BRIDGE (about 15 miles; OLD BRIDGE, NJ; ID: 3N6)
  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 18 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)

Amtrak stations near Perth Amboy:
  • 5 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 16 $66,792 $50,094 0 $0
Local Libraries 13 $48,777 $45,024 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 19 $59,395 $37,512 0 $0
Streets and Highways 14 $61,757 $52,934 1 $3,819
Fire - Other 1 $5,360 $64,320 0 $0
Firefighters 53 $332,817 $75,354 0 $0
Police - Other 25 $84,462 $40,541 46 $34,904
Police Protection - Officers 128 $871,789 $81,730 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 13 $53,419 $49,309 10 $23,513
Other Government Administration 25 $116,607 $55,971 15 $23,595
Financial Administration 18 $90,358 $60,238 4 $5,453
Health 11 $36,666 $39,999 5 $3,480
Welfare 8 $32,147 $48,220 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 48 $164,436 $41,109 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $33,310 $66,620 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 14 $58,910 $50,494 11 $7,598
Housing and Community Development(Local) 47 $200,692 $51,240 13 $11,679
Water Transport and Terminals 1 $4,598 $55,176 1 $520
Totals for Government 460 $2,322,293 $60,581 106 $114,561
College/University in Perth Amboy:
  • REIGNBOW BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 75; Location: 312 STATE ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Perth Amboy:
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,856)
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 11 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 8,135)
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; EDISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,739)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 13 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 30,649)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 16 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
Public high schools in Perth Amboy:
  • PERTH AMBOY HIGH (Students: 2,054; Location: EAGLE AVE. & FRANCIS ST.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MDSEX CTY VOC PERTH AMBOY (Students: 220; Location: 618 NEW BRUNSWICK AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Perth Amboy:
  • MC GINNIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,409; Location: 271 STATE STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SAMUEL E SHULL MIDDLE (Students: 1,398; Location: 360 HALL AVENUE; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • EDWARD J. PATTEN ELEM SCH (Students: 819; Location: 500 CHARLES STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • ROBERT N. WILENTZ ELEM (Students: 795; Location: 51 FIRST STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JAMES J. FLYNN (Students: 772; Location: 850 CHAMBERLAIN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • ANTHONY V CERES SCHOOL (Students: 660; Location: 445 STATE STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • NUMBER 10 (Students: 530; Location: 318 STOCKTON STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • ST. MARY'S EC CENTER (Students: 381; Location: 315 MECHANIC STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
  • PETERSON ELEM (Students: 285; Location: 274 STATE STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
  • NUMBER 7 (Students: 232; Location: 163 PATERSON STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Perth Amboy:
  • PERTH AMBOY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 542; Location: PO BOX 651; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY SPIRIT CAMPUS (Students: 217; Location: BRACE AND CARLOCK AVENUES; Grades: PK - 5)
  • UKRAINIAN ASSUMPTION SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: MEREDITH AND JACQUES STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST. STEPHEN CAMPUS (Students: 204; Location: 500 STATE ST.; Grades: KG - 5)
  • PERTH AMBOY CATH MS (Students: 124; Location: 680 CATHERINE ST; Grades: 6 - 8)
  • CATHEDRAL PREPARATORY ACADEMY (Students: 88; Location: 205 SMITH STREET; Grades: PK - 5)

Notable locations in Perth Amboy: Perth Amboy Station (A), Perth Amboy Ferry Slip (B), Central Farmers Market (C), Proprietary House (D), Perth Amboy Free Public Library (E), Perth Amboy City Hall (F), Garfield Engine Company Number 5 (G), Liberty Truck Company Number 2 (H), McClellan Engine Company Number 3 (I), Washington Hall (J), Dana Relief Society (K), Eagle Hose And Chemical Company Number 4 (L), Market Building (M), Saint Peter's Parish Hall (N).

Churches in Perth Amboy include: First Presbyterian Church (A), First Swedish Congregational Church (B), Holy Cross Episcopal Church (C), Holy Ghost Christian Center (D), Holy Spirit Catholic Church (E), Holy Trinity Church (F), Holy Trinity Convent (G), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (H).

Cemeteries: Alpine Cemetery (1), Saint Nicholas Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3), Ukrainian Cemetery (4), United Hebrew Association Cemetery (5), Greek Catholic Cemetery (6).

Creek: Woodbridge Creek (A).

Parks in Perth Amboy include: Westminster House Historical Site (1), Columbus Park (2), Central Park (3), Bay View Park (4), Washington Park (5), Rudyk Park (6), Sadowski Park (7), Albert G Waters Stadium (8), MacWilliams Stadium (9).

Post office: (A).  


Perth Amboy compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Perth Amboy:
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Perth Amboy:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WSIA (88.9 FM; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
TV broadcast stations around Perth Amboy:
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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