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Perth Amboy, NJ Community Information

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History:

Perth Amboy’s long, rich history dates back to Dec. 8, 1651 when the Leni Lenape Indians (part of the Algonquins) granted a deed to Augustine Herman transferring the point at the mouth of the Raritan River to him. At that time, the land was known as Ompoge, which subsequently changed to Emboyle, and then to Amboyle. When the first three houses were built in 1683, settlers and officials began to call the land Ambo or Amboy. Amboy, the only city in the United States incorporated twice, received its first charter in 1718, by which time it was commonly known as Perth Amboy. It was incorporated a second time in 1784 after the American Revolution.

General Information:

Town Name: PERTH AMBOY
City Hall: City Hall
Address: 260 High Street, PERTH AMBOY NJ 08861
Phone Number: 732-826-0290
Land Area: 4.8 square miles
Distance to NYC: 30 miles
Town Website: http://www.ci.perthamboy.nj.us/
Library Website: https://library.middlesex.ca/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 53,791 Population Density / Mile: 11,440
    Median Age: 34.8 Number of Households: 16,345
    Average Household Size: 3.252 Households with Children: 6,620
    Median Household Income: $46,325
  • Population
    Population: 53,791 Population Density / Mile: 11,440
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 13.72% Male Population: 26,656
    Female Population: 27,135 Median Age: 34.8
  • Households
    Number of Households: 16,345 Average Household Size: 3.252
    Households with Children: 6,620 Households without Children: 5,813
    Family Households: 12,433 Non-Family Households: 592
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $46,325 Average Household Income: $60,420
    Per Capita Income: $18,578 Average Total Household Expenditure: $58,067
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 3

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index 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.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 50.94 Average January Low Temperature: 19.8
Average January High Temperature: 39.3 Average July Low Temperature: 63.3
Average July High Temperature: 85.7  
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ATTRACTIONS - RECREATION  29 Locations
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES  128 Locations
BANKS - FINANCIAL  56 Locations
EATING - DRINKING  270 Locations
FARM - RANCH  3 Locations
GOVERNMENT - PUBLIC  14 Locations
HEALTH CARE SERVICES  205 Locations
HOSPITALITY  4 Locations
ORGANIZATIONS - ASSOCIATIONS  85 Locations
PERSONAL SERVICES  715 Locations
PET SERVICES  2 Locations
SHOPPING  427 Locations
TRAVEL  35 Locations
School Information:
ANTHONY V CERES SCHOOL Details/Map
DUAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL Details/Map
EDMUND J HMIELESKI ECC Details/Map
EDWARD J PATTEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
HERBERT N RICHARDSON 21 CENTURY SCHOOL Details/Map
IGNACIO CRUZ ECC Details/Map
JAMES J. FLYNN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
PERTH AMBOY ADULT HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
PERTH AMBOY HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
ROBERT N WILENTZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
SAMUEL E SHULL MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
WILLAM C GINNIS MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Anthony V Ceres School (Elementary School) View Report
Edward J. Patten Elem Sch (Elementary School) View Report
Hmieleski Ecc (Elementary School) View Report
Hn Richardson 21 Cent Sch (Elementary School) View Report
Ignacio Cruz Ecc (Elementary School) View Report
James J. Flynn (Elementary School) View Report
Mc Ginnis Middle School (Elementary School) View Report
Perth Amboy High (Secondary School) View Report
Robert N. Wilentz Elem (Elementary School) View Report
Samuel E Shull Middle (Elementary School) View Report

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Perth Amboy, NJ Community Information

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