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.

Perth Amboy Almanac

County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes08861, 08863
P.O. Box Zip Codes8862
Phone Area Codes732, 28, 48, 908, 84, 89
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.52
Approximate Longitude-74.27

Perth Amboy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

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Perth Amboy Public Libraries

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

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Perth Amboy Hospitals

Care One
530 New Brunswick Avenue
(732) 442-3700
Raritan Bay Medical Center - Perth Amboy
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
Total Enrollment 386
Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School
445 State Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6020
Total Enrollment 696
Edward J. Patten Elementary School
500 Charles Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6050
Total Enrollment 1003
Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School
318 Stockton Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6010
Total Enrollment 789
Ignacio Cruz Early Childhood Center
581 Cortlandt St
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6250
Total Enrollment 748
James J. Flynn Elementary School
850 Chamberlain Avenue
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6080
Total Enrollment 929
Middlesex County Vocational School Perth Amboy
457 High Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6300
Total Enrollment 292
Perth Amboy Early Childhood Center
333 High Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6250
Perth Amboy High School
Eagle Ave & Francis St
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6030
Total Enrollment 2043
Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School
51 First Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6070
Total Enrollment 961
Samuel E. Shull Middle School
380 Hall Avenue
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6060
Total Enrollment 1432
William C. Mcginnis Middle School
271 State Street
ZIP: 8861
(732) 376-6040
Total Enrollment 1484
Edmund Hmieleski Early Childhood Center
925 Amboy Avenue
ZIP: 8876
(732) 376-5460
Total Enrollment 404

Perth Amboy Private Schools

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