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Overview

Introduction to Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles S of Woodbridge, New Jersey and 16 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The city is in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon area.

Perth Amboy History

In 1683, Perth Amboy was settled in for the first time. It was named after the fourth earl of Perth. Perth Amboy was incorporated as a city in 1718. From 1686 to 1776, this city served as the state capital. The city hall of Perth Amboy was built in 1685 and is the oldest city hall in the United States.

Perth Amboy and nearby Attractions

  • Kearny Cottage
  • East Brunswick Museum
  • New Jersey Museum of Agriculture
  • Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum
  • Cheesequake State Park

Things To Do In Perth Amboy

There are a number of historical buildings in Perth Amboy. The city also offers several scenic landscapes, which are ideal for family picnics. In addition, the town also offers outdoor sports facilities like tennis courts, pool tables and basketball courts. There is also a yacht club and a marina near the Waterfront of Perth Amboy.

Perth Amboy Transportation

International air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International.

Perth Amboy Higher Education

Union County College provides facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population52,265
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+23,096
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married40%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,894
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,804
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,347

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,275
% Above Poverty Level79.6%
% Below Poverty Level20.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone20.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,193
Median House Value$246,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)82.7%
Polish1.8%
Italian1.8%
West Indian1.5%
Irish1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Hungarian0.9%
English0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
German0.7%
British0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Russian0.2%
African0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.1%
Canadian0.1%
French Except Basque0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Scottish0.1%
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Perth Amboy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8861, 8863
P.O. Box Zip Codes8862
Phone Area Codes732, 848, 908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.52
Approximate Longitude-74.27

Perth Amboy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationSANDY HOOK
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carteret23,966$75,079
Iselin19,411$91,190
Metuchen13,791$132,344
Sayreville44,260$89,732
South Amboy8,762$89,057
Woodbridge101,131$92,402

Perth Amboy Public Libraries

Perth Amboy Free Public Library
196 JEFFERSON STREET
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
(732) 826-2600

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Perth Amboy Hospitals

Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy
(Non-profit)
530 New Brunswick Avenue
(732) 442-3700
Care One
(Proprietary)
530 New Brunswick Avenue
(732) 442-3700

Perth Amboy Public Schools

Academy For Urban Leadership Charter School
612 Amboy Ave
ZIP: 8861
(848) 203-3742
High
Total Enrollment 386
Perth Amboy High School
Eagle Ave & Francis St
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6030
High
Total Enrollment 2043
Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School
318 Stockton Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6010
Primary
Total Enrollment 789
Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School
51 First Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6070
Primary
Total Enrollment 961
Samuel E. Shull Middle School
380 Hall Avenue
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6060
Middle
Total Enrollment 1432
James J. Flynn Elementary School
850 Chamberlain Avenue
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6080
Primary
Total Enrollment 929
Middlesex County Vocational School Perth Amboy
457 High Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6300
High
Total Enrollment 292
Perth Amboy Early Childhood Center
333 High Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6250
Ignacio Cruz Early Childhood Center
581 Cortlandt St
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Edward J. Patten Elementary School
500 Charles Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 1003
Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School
445 State Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6020
Primary
Total Enrollment 696
William C. Mcginnis Middle School
271 State Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6040
Middle
Total Enrollment 1484
Edmund Hmieleski Early Childhood Center
925 Amboy Avenue
ZIP: 8876
(732) 376-5460
Primary
Total Enrollment 404

Perth Amboy Private Schools

Perth Amboy Catholic School
500 State St
ZIP: 8861
Elementary
Total Enrollment 215
Assumption Catholic School
Meredith And Jacques Sts
ZIP: 8861
Elementary
Total Enrollment 155
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