Perth Amboy (New Jersey)

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Coordinates 40°31′13″N 74°16′17″W
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Middlesex
Earliest European Settlement 1683
Royal charter August 4, 1718
Incorporated December 21, 1784
Reincorporated April 8, 1844 (included Township)
Named for James Drummond, 4th Earl of Perth
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
ZIP Codes 08861-08863
Area code(s) 732Exchanges: 293,324,376,442,697,826
FIPS code 3402358200
GNIS feature ID 0885349
Government (Type) Faulkner Act (mayor–council)
Government (Body) City Council
Government (Mayor) Helmin Caba (term ends December 31, 2024)
Government (Administrator) Michael E. Greene
Government (Municipal clerk) Victoria Ann Kupsch
Government (Total) 5.93 sq mi (15.36 km2)
Government (Land) 4.66 sq mi (12.07 km2)
Government (Water) 1.27 sq mi (3.28 km2) 21.37%
Government (Rank) 259th of 565 in state 13th of 25 in county
Area (Total) 5.93 sq mi (15.36 km2)
Area (Land) 4.66 sq mi (12.07 km2)
Area (Water) 1.27 sq mi (3.28 km2) 21.37%
Area (Rank) 259th of 565 in state 13th of 25 in county
Population (2020 Census) (Total) 55,436
Population (2020 Census) (Estimate (2019)) 51,390
Population (2020 Census) (Rank) 29th of 566 in state 1st of 25 in county
Population (2020 Census) (Density) 10,806.8/sq mi (4,172.5/km2)

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Perth Amboy is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. The City of Perth Amboy is part of the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2020 United States Census, the city's population was 55,436. Perth Amboy has a Hispanic majority population. In the 2010 census, the Hispanic population made up 78.1% of the population, the second-highest in the state, behind Union City at 84.7%. Perth Amboy is known as the "City by the Bay", referring to its location adjoining Raritan Bay.

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