Perth Amboy, NJ Overview

Established as a center for commerce and government before the American Revolution, Perth Amboy is located at the head of the Raritan Bay, which offers a deep water port for tankers and heavy freighters.  This highly developed and long-standing industrial center offers residents a balanced mix of retail centers, social services, excellent transportation facilities, and quality education.  Housing options range from single-family homes in a variety of architectural styles to duplexes and condominiums.  The city is accessible to major highways including the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, U.S. 1 and I-287, Routes 9 and 35, and Highway 440 to the Outerbridge crossing. 


Population Growth (since 2000) 15%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 11,531.00
Household Size (ppl) 3.253
Households w/ Children 40%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 7%
5+ Years in Residency 23%
Median Year in Residency 2.46

Housing Inventory

Perth Amboy, NJ Housing Inventory 10,295 1,081 6,174 10,295 1,081 6,174

Market Overview

98 listings with an estimated median price of $314,498

Price Count
$100K - 200K 6
$200K - 300K 42
$300K - 400K 28
$400K - 500K 12
$700K - 800K 4
$800K - 900K 3
$900K - 1M 2
$1M - Max 1
Property Type Count
Single Family 41
Townhouse 3
Condo 18
Commercial 19
Rental 21
Lots and Land 1
Condo/Town/CoOp 5
Multi Family 11

(Data as of 2/17/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Perth Amboy, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 54,221


Median Age: 34.18

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Perth Amboy, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Perth Amboy, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Perth Amboy, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Perth Amboy, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 6,739 4,356 11,813 1,158 4,137 1,577 4,792 6,739 4,356 11,813 1,158 4,137

Employment and Finance


Perth Amboy, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $45,227)

Perth Amboy, NJ Income by dollar range 1,815 972 955 1,130 1,066 720 772 775 649 1,193 1,669 1,967 1,204 833 655 35 54 5

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Perth Amboy, NJ Crime

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