Statewide Claims to Fame

Perth Amboy is 2nd in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Perth Amboy is 5th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Two or More

Perth Amboy is 8th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Perth Amboy is 15th in New Jersey out of 192 other cities in Current population (2012)

Perth Amboy is 16th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Income below poverty line

Perth Amboy is 17th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Households

Perth Amboy is 18th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Perth Amboy is 19th in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Perth Amboy Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 51,744 15th 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 4.7 77th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 10,806.9 22nd 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Perth Amboy Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 7.9% 18th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.3% 40th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.3% 227th 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Perth Amboy Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 68.4% 251st 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 15.0% 230th 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Perth Amboy Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 50.3% 228th 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 10.5% 59th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.1% 8th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.7% 218th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 38th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.6% 5th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 78.1% 2nd 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 12.0% 249th 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Perth Amboy Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 50.7% 200th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 36.2% 31st 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Perth Amboy Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 16,556 21st 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 65.4% 31st 35.9% 25.9%
Households 16,597 17th 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 36.8% 239th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $292,200 183rd $349,100 $186,200
People per household 3.0 36th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Perth Amboy Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $20,744 240th $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $45,369 233rd $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.9% 16th 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Perth Amboy Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 3,525 19th 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $340,743 32nd $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $7,047 122nd $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $32,547 46th $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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