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Perth Amboy is a city in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after the fourth earl of Perth, plus Algonquian for "valley"
The latitude of Perth Amboy is 40.506N. The longitude is -74.265W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,447.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Perth Amboy demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08861 ZIP code.
1% of Perth Amboy residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Perth Amboy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Perth Amboy was $14,989, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Perth Amboy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Perth Amboy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $642. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,259.
Libraries in Perth Amboy include Perth Amboy Free Public Library ... View libraries
Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Perth Amboy political report.
The average commute time for Perth Amboy workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Perth Amboy between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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