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A+ Perth Amboy Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Perth Amboy Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than New Jersey
Perth Amboy
11616% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Perth Amboy cost of living
B- Perth Amboy Crime Total crime is 7% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
1,91431% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5331% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Perth Amboy crime
D+ Perth Amboy Employment Household income is 33% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$49,15511% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,83434% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%47% lower than the US average
Perth Amboy employment
D Perth Amboy Housing Home value is 22% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$246,50033% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,19326% higher than the US average
Home ownership
30%52% lower than the US average
Perth Amboy real estate or Perth Amboy rentals
F Perth Amboy Schools HS graduation rate is 25% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
65%22% lower than the US average
School test scores
22%56% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:121% lower than the US average
Perth Amboy K-12 schools or Perth Amboy colleges

Living in Perth Amboy, NJ

Perth Amboy, New Jersey is a medium-sized city with a population of 52,265 people. With a population density of 11,212 people per square mile, Perth Amboy is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Perth Amboy residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Perth Amboy are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 76% of the population also speak Spanish. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Perth Amboy residents is 33.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Perth Amboy could be a positive experience compared to other cities in New Jersey if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, weather, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in Perth Amboy and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Perth Amboy to New Jersey and the national average.

The livability score in Perth Amboy is 62/100 and the city is ranked in the 28th percentile of all cities across America. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Perth Amboy has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Perth Amboy. The following was graded with a disappointing score: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Perth Amboy has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Perth Amboy is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Perth Amboy come in at $246,500, which is 22.1% lower than the New Jersey average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Perth Amboy, the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 16.3% higher than the New Jersey average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Perth Amboy will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Perth Amboy, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 22.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.7%.

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Compare Perth Amboy, NJ Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Perth Amboy, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fresh Kills, New York86512
Oakwood, New York788.826,947
Liberty Park, Jersey City7816.6447
Huguenot, New York774.311,608
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Todt Hill, New York7610.117,577
Woodrow, New York753.29,310
Rossville, New York753.510,650
Annandale, New York735.49,989

Best Cities Near Perth Amboy, NJ

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Zarephath, NJ8315.88
Plainsboro Center, NJ8321.22,733
Morrisville CDP, PA8234.4862
North Hills, NY8135.85,420
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Princeton, NJ8123.630,168
Pelham, NY8036.36,996
Plandome, NY8035.81,228
Manhasset, NY8035.37,996

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Perth Amboy, NJ - Not The Best Place To Visit

The first time I ever visited Perth Amboy, NJ was when I went to see a long lost friend. I had no idea what to expect but I will say that it was one of the worst times I have ever had. I'm not sure if it was the location and or the local people. All I know was that I was ready to go home after a few days. There were many things I personally didn't like about Perth Amboy, NJ. One of the things that I didn't like was that it wasn't much to do. My friend took me to the Perth Amboy Waterfront which was OK but after a while I wanted to experience something different.

I will say that I enjoyed eating at the various retaurants. Restaurants in Perth Amboy were much better than their local attractions. I was able to visit some of the expensive places, which were more or less seafood restaurants. I just so happen to enjoy the hole in the wall restaurants as well, surprisingly. Karini's was a Puerto Rican restaurant that was actually delicious.

The nightlife was absolutely dead. There was nothing to do and nowhere to go. My friend tried taking me to a few Latino bars but they were just as dead as the entire city. I am used to being apart of the party scene and that was one of the reasons why I couldn't wait to go home. Shopping was null and void when it came to this city as well. They small market places where you could shop for food but as for popular department stores that are found in L.A, I didn't get to visit any. After my visit to Perth Amboy NJ, I promised my friend I would never come back. She comes down to visit me now!
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