Perth Amboy 70 Good
Perth Amboy Livability #262 ranked city in New Jersey#7,159 ranked city in the USARanks better than 75% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Perth Amboy

  • Commute

    An elevated score in the commute category points to excellent public transit accessibility and shorter-than-average work commute times in this area.

  • Health & Safety

    Good air quality as well as nearby health facilities like hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, fire and police stations all contribute to a higher than average health and safety score.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Cost Of Living

    Living in this region comes with a high cost of living, translating to elevated costs for homes, goods and services, groceries, utilities, health care and transportation.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes collected feedback from local residents in the area through surveys and polls, and the results did not show a favorable view of things like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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What's it like Living in Perth Amboy?

Located in the state of New Jersey, Perth Amboy is a mid-sized city with a population of 51,589 residents. Perth Amboy has a population density of 11,066 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (70% White). Given that fact, Perth Amboy could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Perth Amboy are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 77% of the population also speak Spanish. Perth Amboy is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 43%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Perth Amboy is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 26 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. When searching for a new neighborhood, several key items should be considered. Safety is of utmost importance, ensuring a secure environment with low crime. Proximity to your workplace or school helps reduce commuting time and offers convenience. Access to amenities such as parks, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities enhances your daily life. Public transportation options contribute to easy mobility. A sense of community fosters a supportive and engaging environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere should align with your desired lifestyle, ensuring a fulfilling living experience. Considering these items will guide you towards finding the perfect neighborhood that fits all your needs. With useful information like crime, cost of living, commute, health & safety, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Perth Amboy and in the areas around Perth Amboy is a much easier task.

Perth Amboy has a livability score of 70 out of 100 and is ranked #244 in New Jersey and #6,574 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Perth Amboy has higher than average grades for the following: crime (B+). Unfortunately for Perth Amboy, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: amenities (F) and cost of living (F).

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Perth Amboy is real estate affordability. The median home price for Perth Amboy homes is $270,500, which is 14.5% lower than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Perth Amboy, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5, which is 16.3% higher than the New Jersey average.

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      Perth Amboy transportation information

      Statistic Perth Amboy New Jersey National
      Average one way commute26min31min26min
      Workers who drive to work66.8%71.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool15.5%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.0%11.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.6%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home2.4%4.1%4.6%
      Source: The Perth Amboy, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).