Perth Amboy, New Jersey Population 2021

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Perth Amboy is a city located in Middlesex County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 50,816, it is the 16th largest city in New Jersey and the 777th largest city in the United States . Perth Amboy is currently declining at a rate of -0.56% annually but its population has increased by 0.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 50,814 in 2010. Perth Amboy reached it's highest population of 51,832 in 2014. Spanning over 6 miles, Perth Amboy has a population density of 10,900 people per square mile.

The average household income in Perth Amboy is $67,201 with a poverty rate of 19.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,340 per month, and the median house value is $261,800. The median age in Perth Amboy is 33.3 years, 31 years for males, and 35 years for females.

Perth Amboy Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Perth Amboy was:

  • White: 79.20%
  • Other race: 8.71%
  • Black or African American: 8.41%
  • Two or more races: 2.50%
  • Asian: 1.13%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Perth Amboy, New Jersey is 50,816 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 51,677.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 50,814.

Perth Amboy, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,93079.20%
Some Other Race4,5018.71%
Black or African American4,3458.41%
Two or More Races1,2942.50%
Asian5841.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.05%
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Perth Amboy Population by Race

Perth Amboy Population Pyramid $2021

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Perth Amboy Median Age

33.3


Total

31


Male

35


Female

Perth Amboy Adults

There are 37,695 adults, (5,794 of whom are seniors) in Perth Amboy.

Perth Amboy Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

18.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Perth Amboy Sex Ratio

Female

26,173

50.65%

Male

25,505

49.35%

Perth Amboy Population by Age

Perth Amboy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Perth Amboy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married37%63%
All28.7%71.3%
Male26.2%73.8%
Non Family23.9%76.1%
Female19.9%80.1%

28.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Perth Amboy Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,9803.228.7
Married6,6893.8537
Female3,8163.6819.9
Non Family3,6761.2523.9
Male1,7993.6926.2

3.63

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

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Perth Amboy Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,76717.95%
9th to 12th Grade3,70311.52%
High School Graduate11,61336.14%
Some College4,30913.41%
Associates Degree1,8225.67%
Bachelors Degree3,59711.19%
Graduate Degree1,3224.11%
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Perth Amboy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Perth Amboy Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic24,44716,1262,775
White4,6173,8321,108
Other Race2,9041,805226
Black2,7392,334771
2+ Races645446103
Asian483388316
Native American1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 65.42%.

Perth Amboy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,629$40,525$26,441
Less Than 9th Grade$26,486$34,064$20,164
High School Graduate$30,715$36,132$24,878
Some College$38,087$43,667$31,667
Bachelors Degree$50,729$57,500$43,750
Graduate Degree$59,688$103,068$47,004

$32,629

Average Earnings

$40,525

Average Male

$26,441

Average Female

Perth Amboy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Perth Amboy Language by Age

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Perth Amboy Language

20.04% of Perth Amboy residents speak only English, while 79.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 76.62% of the population.

Perth Amboy Language

Perth Amboy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic40,0578,13520.31%
White6,98088612.69%
Black4,28881619.03%
Other4,47570215.69%
Multiple1,28429823.21%
Asian537478.75%
Native2424100.00%

19.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.00%

Male Poverty Rate

23.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Perth Amboy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Perth Amboy is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Perth Amboy is Asian, with 8.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.10%.

Perth Amboy Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.80%
High School14.35%
Some College8.53%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%

Perth Amboy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.73%
Male Unemployed20.31%
Female Employed13.19%
Male Employed3.58%

Perth Amboy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Perth Amboy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,563$67,201
Families$53,978$69,116
Married Families$68,070$83,101
Non Families$30,311$49,766
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Income by Household Type

Perth Amboy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Perth Amboy Married by Age and Sex

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Perth Amboy Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Perth Amboy Marital Status by Race

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Perth Amboy Marital Status

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930

Number of Veterans

871

Male Veterans

59

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam347
Second Gulf War199
First Gulf War101
Korea88
World War II38

Perth Amboy Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74265
75+203
55 to 64163
35 to 54153
18 to 34146

Perth Amboy Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6932.32%
Hispanic5301.81%
Black1123.59%
Other Race732.18%
2+ Races526.74%

Perth Amboy Veterans by Race

Perth Amboy Veterans by Education

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4.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Perth Amboy Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Perth Amboy Employment by Age

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Perth Amboy Employment by Race

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Perth Amboy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.35%

Born in Perth Amboy

58.47%

Native Born

41.53%

Foreign Born

19.69%

Non Citizen

21.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

58.47% of Perth Amboy residents were born in the United States, with 42.35% having been born in New Jersey. 19.69% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Perth Amboy Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202150,816-287-0.56%
202051,103-287-0.56%
201951,390-287-0.56%
201851,677-144-0.28%
201751,821560.11%
201651,765600.12%
201551,705-127-0.25%
201451,8321100.21%
201351,7221660.32%
201251,5564190.82%
201151,1372190.43%
201050,9183,6150.74%
200047,3035,3361.20%
199041,9673,0160.75%
198038,9511530.04%
197038,7987910.21%
196038,007-3,323-0.83%
195041,330880.02%
194041,242-2,274-0.54%
193043,5161,8090.43%
192041,7079,5862.65%
191032,12114,4226.14%
190017,6998,1876.41%
18909,5124,7047.06%
18804,8081,9475.33%
18702,8610.00%

Perth Amboy Population by Year