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Welcome to Perth Amboy ...

The coastal city of Perth Amboy is located in Middlesex County<1>.

The location of Perth Amboy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Perth Amboy has a population of 51,370 people<3> (see below for details).

Perth Amboy was established in 1683 and was incorporated in 1718.

The community of Perth Amboy is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Perth Amboy lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Perth Amboy: (732) and (848)<5>

Websites for Perth Amboy ...

Official Website: www.ci.perthamboy.nj.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Perth Amboy had an population of 51,370 people. This is an increase of 1.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Perth Amboy had a population of 50,814 people (which is 6.27% of the total population of Middlesex County). This makes Perth Amboy the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Perth Amboy represents 0.58% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 50,814 people, the population of Perth Amboy increased 7.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 47,303 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Perth Amboy.

Communities near Perth Amboy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Perth Amboy.

  • New York [Kings County]
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    • New York [Kings County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Perth Amboy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,253,213 people
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  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Perth Amboy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
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  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
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    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Perth Amboy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
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  • Elizabeth [Union County]
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    • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Perth Amboy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bayonne [Hudson County]
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      • Bayonne [Hudson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Perth Amboy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,165 people
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    • East Orange [Essex County]
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      • East Orange [Essex County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Perth Amboy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,630 people
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    • New Brunswick [Middlesex County]
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      • New Brunswick [Middlesex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Perth Amboy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,182 people
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    • Hoboken [Hudson County]
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      • Hoboken [Hudson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Perth Amboy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,081 people
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    • Plainfield [Union County]
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      • Plainfield [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Perth Amboy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,011 people
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    • Linden [Union County]
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      • Linden [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Perth Amboy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,076 people
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Perth Amboy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Perth Amboy.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Perth Amboy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Perth Amboy.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Perth Amboy. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Perth Amboy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Perth Amboy ...

Looking for more information about Perth Amboy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Perth Amboy, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Perth Amboy.

Adding Perth Amboy to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Perth Amboy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Perth Amboy was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Perth Amboy in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Perth Amboy on our Genealogy Page.

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About Middlesex County

About New Jersey

The official website for Perth Amboy: www.ci.perthamboy.nj.us/

The official website for Middlesex County: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Perth Amboy.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Perth Amboy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (848) is an overlay for area code (732).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Perth Amboy) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Perth Amboy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Perth AmboyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perth Amboy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5204, Longitude: -74.2718       In this case, the coordinates for Perth Amboy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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