The town of Perth Amboy, New Jersey is home to just under 53,000 people. Families with young children should fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 8% of the community, while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 34, are decidedly younger than most cities in New Jersey. Just 29% of residents own their homes in Perth Amboy, as most rent. The average rent of $1,277/month is roughly on par with the state average.
Many Perth Amboy residents work in one of three industries: retail, warehousing, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 20% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 11% of residents work in transportation, making it the top field in the city. Perth Amboy workers earn an average annual income of just over $62,000, around $24,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Perth Amboy has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or GED (22%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 7% have a Bachelor's degree and 2% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Averaging about 26 minutes, Perth Amboy's commute time is faster than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (39%) drive their car to work, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.