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ZIP Code 08861

Primary City:Perth Amboy, NJ (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Perth Amboy
County: Middlesex County
Timezone: Eastern (4:23am)
Area code: 732 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:40.52, -74.28
ZIP (~2 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08861

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08861. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 08861. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08861, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Perth Amboy, NJ
Acceptable:
Hopelawn

Stats and Demographics for the 08861 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08861 is located in northeast New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has an extremely large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08861 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08861 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 53,099
Population Density 10,226 people per sq mi
Housing Units 17,391
Median Home Value $254,000
Land Area 5.19 sq mi
Water Area 1.26 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 16,211
Median Household Income $45,601

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 34


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 52,0842,0484,132
5-91,9561,8073,763
10-142,0291,8613,890
15-192,1852,0804,265
20-242,0732,0754,148
25-292,0962,0984,194
30-342,0702,0244,094
35-391,8931,9403,833
40-441,8641,9473,811
45-491,8441,8093,653
50-541,6961,7303,426
55-591,2881,4092,697
60-641,0411,1462,187
65-697058351,540
70-745016351,136
75-79342562904
80-84262434696
85 Plus240490730

Gender

 Male 26,169 49%
 Female 26,930 51%
Gender

Race

 White 27,187 51.2%
 Black Or African American 5,476 10.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 568 1.1%
 Asian 941 1.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 27 0.1%
 Other Race 15,967 30.1%
 Two Or More Races 2,933 5.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2454561615
25-346222,3522,974
35-441,1492,4843,633
45-541,5042,1133,617
55-641,2561,3212,577
65-747337311,464
75-84497397894
85 Plus289148437

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 6,591 41%
 Single Guardian 5,451 34%
 Singles 3,296 20%
 Singles With Roommate 873 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 8,735 54%
 Households with Kids 7,476 46%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1406425831
2396403799
3429403832
4418418836
5400379779
6382358740
7393350743
8412347759
9369373742
10385345730
11408359767
12392395787
13398382780
14446380826
15411378789
16450427877
17444463907
18415416831
19465396861
20394416810

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08861 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are rented. Homes in ZIP code 08861 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 08861 real estate data, the median home value of $254,000 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08861 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08861 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $1,000+/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08861 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 52,431 98.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 445 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 223 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,617 27%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,487 9%
 Renter Occupied Households 10,107 58%
 Households Vacant 1,180 7%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 421 36%
 Rented & Unoccupied 25 2%
 For Sale Only 175 15%
 Sold & Unoccupied 20 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 23 2%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 516 44%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 413 4%
 1 Bedroom 3,246 31%
 2 Bedroom 3,892 37%
 3+ Bedroom 3,077 29%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $45,601 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08861 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Residents in ZIP code 08861 use public transportation to travel to work more than most areas of the nation. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 08861 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 08861 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 17,496 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,752 17%
 No Earnings 16,605 41%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 17,496 43%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,752 17%
 No Earnings 16,605 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 19,502 86.3%
 Public transportation 1,376 6.1%
 Taxicab 214 0.9%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 1,384 6.1%
 Worked at Home 112 0.5%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 5,149 32.3%
 High School Graduate 7,815 49.0%
 Associate's degree 585 3.7%
 Bachelor's degree 1,813 11.4%
 Master's degree 406 2.5%
 Professional school degree 102 0.6%
 Doctorate degree 80 0.5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 8,939 77.9%
 Enrolled in Private School 588 5.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,949 17.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08861

ZIP Code 08861 is in the Perth Amboy Public Schools. There are 14 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08861.

Edward J. Patten Elementary School
500 Charles St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School
51 First St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
Ignacio Cruz Early Childhood Center
581 Cortlandt St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
Perth Amboy Early Childhood Center
333 High St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School
445 State St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century School
318 Stockton St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
William C. Mcginnis Middle School
271 State St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
James J. Flynn Elementary School
850 Chamberlain Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
Samuel E. Shull Middle School
380 Hall Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School
612 Amboy Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Academy for Urban Leadership
Middlesex County Vocational School Perth Amboy
457 High St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School District
Perth Amboy High School
Eagle Ave and Francis St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Perth Amboy Public Schools
Assumption Catholic School
Meredith and Jacques Sts
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Perth Amboy Catholic School
500 State St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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