Perth Amboy Middlesex County, New Jersey

Perth Amboy: City in New Jersey


Perth Amboy is a city located in the county of Middlesex in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 50,814 and a population density of 3,312 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 51,309 inhabitants.

The city was created 339 years ago in 1682.

Perth Amboy Quick Facts

Population : 51,309 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Middlesex County
Postal code : 08861
Area : 15.34 km2
Altitude : 72 feet / 22 meters
Capital city : Perth Amboy is capital of East Jersey
Establishment : January 01, 1683 (339 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 15:38:48 (4th October 2022)
Density : 3,344 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.96% (2010-2020)
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Location of Perth Amboy on New Jersey map.
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Perth Amboy is located at 40°30'24"N 74°15'56"W (40.5067700, -74.2654200). It has 3 neighbors: Sayreville, South Amboy and Staten Island.

Perth Amboy map

Perth Amboy has 3 neighbours.


The population of Perth Amboy increased by 0.96% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 50,814 - census
2011 51,137 0.63% estimation process
2012 51,556 0.81% estimation process
2013 51,722 0.32% estimation process
2014 51,832 0.21% estimation process
2015 51,705 -0.25% estimation process
2016 51,765 0.12% estimation process
2017 51,821 0.11% estimation process
2018 51,677 -0.28% estimation process
2019 51,390 -0.56% estimation process
2020 51,309 -0.16% estimation process

Perth Amboy zip code is 08861. County name: Middlesex, County fips: 34023

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People born in Perth Amboy (106)

People born in Perth Amboy, including singer, musician, and songwriter Jon Bon Jovi, Puerto Rican singer Domingo Quiñones, lawyer and politician Edward James Patten, .


  • Richie Sambora (American rock musician) he was born in 11/07/1959
  • John Grimek (American weightlifter) he was born in 17/06/1910
  • Elizabeth Bogush (American actress) she was born in 24/09/1977
  • Nicholas (metropolitan bishop of Amissos (1936-2011)) he was born in 23/02/1936
  • Bernard J. Dwyer (politician (1921-1998)) he was born in 24/01/1921
  • Arthur Franz (American actor (1920-2006)) he was born in 29/02/1920
  • Dave Sabo (American musician) he was born in 16/09/1964
  • Stanley Norman Cohen (American geneticist) he was born in 17/02/1935
  • Morgan Foster Larson (American politician (1882-1961)) he was born in 15/06/1882
  • Teddy Andreadis (American piano/harmonica player) he was born in 01/01/1962
  • Dave Burns (American musician, trumpeter and music educator) he was born in 05/03/1924
  • Don Sebesky (American jazz musician) he was born in 10/12/1937
  • Steve Mizerak (American pool player) he was born in 12/10/1944
  • Marc Turtletaub (American film producer) he was born in 30/01/1946
  • Patrick Hardish (American librarian and composer) he was born in 06/04/1944
  • Mark LaMura (actor (1948-2017)) he was born in 18/10/1948
  • Brian Taylor (American basketball player) he was born in 09/06/1951
  • William Dunlap (American playwright, producer and actor (1766-1839)) he was born in 19/02/1766

Schools in Perth Amboy

College & universities near Perth Amboy, NJ

Code Name City ZIP
481429 Universal Training Institute Perth Amboy (NJ) 08861-4106
184056 Lincoln Technical Institute-Iselin Iselin (NJ) 08830
443225 PC AGE-Metropark Iselin (NJ) 08830
491710 Yeshiva Gedolah of Cliffwood Keyport (NJ) 07735-5105
185536 Middlesex County College Edison (NJ) 08818-3050

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near Perth Amboy, NJ

Code Name Address Type
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL

Post offices near Perth Amboy

Post Office Name City ZIP
Perth Amboy Post Office Perth Amboy (NJ) 08861
Tottenvill Post Office Staten Island (NY) 10307
Keasbey Post Office Keasbey (NJ) 08832
South Amboy Post Office South Amboy (NJ) 08879
South Shore Annex Post Office Staten Island (NY) 10309

Other cities in Middlesex County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Middlesex County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Woodbridge 99,430 Census-designated place in New Jersey, United States
Edison 98,721 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Menlo Park 97,687 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
Old Bridge 65,414 Census-designated place in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Piscataway 57,164 Township in New Jersey, United States
New Brunswick 56,182 City in and county seat of Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
East Brunswick 48,309 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Sayreville 43,855 Borough of New Jersey
Sayreville Junction 42,890 Unincorporated community in New Jersey
South Plainfield 23,965 Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Carteret 23,383 Borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
South Old Bridge 23,233 City in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States of America
Plainsboro 22,709 Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Morristown 19,229 Town in Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Iselin 18,695 Unincorporated community in New Jersey, United States
Avenel 17,011 Town in New Jersey, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Perth Amboy distances to largest New Jersey cities