Perth Amboy employment information

IndexPerth AmboyNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$18,988$35,928$28,051
Median household income$44,166$71,637$53,046
Median income owner occupied$68,191$92,722$67,062
Median income renter occupied$33,010$40,517$32,212
Median earnings male$31,520$47,414$35,771
Median earnings female$24,647$32,097$25,299
Unemployment rate4.0%6.3%6.0%
Poverty level21.2%9.9%14.9%

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  • The income per capita in Perth Amboy is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Perth Amboy is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Perth Amboy is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Perth Amboy is 43% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Perth Amboy median earnings by income bracket

Perth Amboy employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.4%0.3%
Manufacturing sector17.2%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.5%4.9%
Wholesale & retail services19.5%19.0%
Public administration1.7%2.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities16.8%8.4%
Education, health & social services6.8%26.2%

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Little Silver, NJ5,970$152,411187%
Cranbury, NJ2,175$145,469174%
Rumson, NJ7,098$141,830167%
Middlebush, NJ2,213$138,017160%
Westfield, NJ30,296$130,913147%
Perth Amboy, NJ50,981$44,16617%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Watsonville, CA50,945$46,60312%
Milford, CT51,115$79,52650%
South Jordan, UT51,120$91,54873%
Lakewood, NJ51,143$37,25230%
East Hartford, CT51,171$48,4389%
Perth Amboy, NJ50,981$44,16617%
Source: The Perth Amboy, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.