Perth Amboy, NJ

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Population

52,563

0.57% growth

Median Age

32.8


Median Household Income

$50,883

3.52% growth

Poverty Rate

20.5%


Number of Employees

24,040

2.81% growth

Median Property Value

$246,700

0.0811% growth

About

In 2017, Perth Amboy, NJ had a population of 52.6k people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $50,883. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Perth Amboy, NJ grew from 52,265 to 52,563, a 0.57% increase and its median household income grew from $49,155 to $50,883, a 3.52% increase.

The population of Perth Amboy, NJ is 82.2% Hispanic or Latino, 9.35% White Alone, and 6.4% Black or African American Alone. 78.8% of the people in Perth Amboy, NJ speak a non-English language, and 74.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Perth Amboy, NJ are Universal Training Institute (49 degrees awarded in 2016) and Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy (46 degrees).

The median property value in Perth Amboy, NJ is $246,700, and the homeownership rate is 29.3%. Most people in Perth Amboy, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Perth Amboy, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Perth Amboy, NJ employs 24k people. The largest industries in Perth Amboy, NJ are Transportation & Warehousing (3,852 people), Retail Trade (2,910 people), and Manufacturing (2,667 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,866), Public Administration ($63,182), and Information ($60,500).

Median household income in Perth Amboy, NJ is $50,883. Males in Perth Amboy, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Perth Amboy, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,883

2017 value

± $2,126

3.52%

1 Year Growth

± 7.47%

Households in Perth Amboy, NJ have a median annual income of $50,883, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,155 in 2016, which represents a 3.52% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Perth Amboy, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Perth Amboy, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Perth Amboy, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 41

  2. Census Tract 43

  3. Census Tract 42

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Perth Amboy, NJ was Census Tract 41 with a value of $72,925, followed by Census Tract 43 and Census Tract 42, with respective values of $65,147 and $63,125.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Perth Amboy, NJ (10.7k out of 52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    9,319 ± 737

  2. White

    8,828 ± 732

  3. Black

    773 ± 187

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Perth Amboy, NJ is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

24k

2017 Value

± 1,074

2.81%

1 Year growth

± 6.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Perth Amboy, NJ grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 23.4k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Perth Amboy, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,443 people), Material Moving Occupations (2,592 people), and Production Occupations (2,533 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Perth Amboy, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Perth Amboy, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,443 people), Material Moving Occupations (2,592 people), and Production Occupations (2,533 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Perth Amboy, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (4.12 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.21 times), and Production Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Perth Amboy, NJ, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,181), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,315), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($70,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24k

2017 Value

± 1,074

2.81%

1 Year growth

± 6.03%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Perth Amboy, NJ grew at a rate of 2.81%, from 23.4k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Perth Amboy, NJ, are Transportation & Warehousing (3,852 people), Retail Trade (2,910 people), and Manufacturing (2,667 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Perth Amboy, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Perth Amboy, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Perth Amboy, NJ, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (3,852 people), Retail Trade (2,910 people), and Manufacturing (2,667 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Perth Amboy, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (3.76 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.77 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Perth Amboy, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,866), Public Administration ($63,182), and Information ($60,500).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

79% of the population of Perth Amboy, NJ has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 28.1% on Medicaid, 6.35% on Medicare, 6.05% on non-group plans, and 0.227% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Perth Amboy, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Perth Amboy, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1184 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

21%

Uninsured

38.3%

Employer Coverage

28.1%

Medicaid

6.35%

Medicare

6.05%

Non-Group

0.227%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Perth Amboy, NJ declined by 16.4% from 25.1% to 21%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Perth Amboy, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Perth Amboy, NJ is home to a population of 52.6k people, from which 74.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 41.8% of Perth Amboy, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Perth Amboy, NJ is composed of 43.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (82.2%), 4.92k White Alone residents (9.35%), 3.37k Black or African American Alone residents (6.4%), 749 Asian Alone residents (1.42%), 209 Two or More Races residents (0.398%), 110 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.209%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Perth Amboy, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (35,653 speakers), Portuguese or Portuguese Creole (534 speakers), and Tagalog (236 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Perth Amboy, NJ was 32.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Perth Amboy, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Perth Amboy, NJ residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

41.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

40.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 41.8% of Perth Amboy, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Perth Amboy, NJ was 40.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Perth Amboy, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Perth Amboy, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

74.8%

2017 Citizenship

74.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 74.8% of Perth Amboy, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Perth Amboy, NJ was 74.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    43.2k ± 1.46k

  2. White Alone

    4.92k ± 475

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.37k ± 519

In 2017, there were 8.79 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (43.2k people) in Perth Amboy, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.92k White Alone and 3.37k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Perth Amboy, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    35,653 speakers (74.7%)

  2. Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

    534 speakers (1.12%)

  3. Tagalog

    236 speakers (0.494%)

78.8% of Perth Amboy, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Perth Amboy, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 74.7% of the overall population of Perth Amboy, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.12% speak Portuguese or Portuguese Creole and 0.494% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    304 ± 107

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    155 ± 100

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    98 ± 71

Perth Amboy, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Perth Amboy, NJ awarded 95 degrees. The student population of Perth Amboy, NJ is skewed towards women, with 65 male students and 294 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Perth Amboy, NJ are Black or African American (41 and 44.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (32 and 34.4%), White (9 and 9.68%), and Asian (5 and 5.38%).

The largest universities in Perth Amboy, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Universal Training Institute (49 and 51.6%) and Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-Perth Amboy (46 and 48.4%).

The most popular majors in Perth Amboy, NJ are Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (49 and 51.6%), General Cosmetology (24 and 25.3%), and Barbering (10 and 10.5%).

The median tuition costs in Perth Amboy, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Perth Amboy, NJ was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 49 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Perth Amboy, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 49 degrees awarded

  2. 46 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Perth Amboy, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Universal Training Institute with 49 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

23

Degrees Awarded to Men

72

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 23 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Perth Amboy, NJ, which is 0.319 times less than the 72 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    41 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

  3. White

    9 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Perth Amboy, NJ were to Black or African American students. These 41 degrees mean that there were 1.28 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 32 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Perth Amboy, NJ was $246,700 in 2017, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $246,500 to $246,700, a 0.0811% increase. The homeownership rate in Perth Amboy, NJ is 29.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Perth Amboy, NJ have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Perth Amboy, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,883

Median Household Income

± $2,126

15.8k

Number of Households

± 822

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.8k households in Perth Amboy, NJ grew to $50,883 from the previous year's value of $49,155.

The following chart displays the households in Perth Amboy, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$246,700

2017 Median

± $7,514

$246,500

2016 Median

± $7,282

In 2017, the median property value in Perth Amboy, NJ grew to to $246,700 from the previous year's value of $246,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Perth Amboy, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Perth Amboy, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Perth Amboy, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Perth Amboy, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

29.3%

2017 Homeownership

30.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 29.3% of the housing units in Perth Amboy, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 30.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Perth Amboy, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Perth Amboy, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Perth Amboy, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Perth Amboy, NJ have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Perth Amboy, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.17%

  3. Walked

    5.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Perth Amboy, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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