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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataNew Jersey

Economic Statistics

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over35,254100.0
In labor force20,97059.5
Civilian labor force
20,97059.5
Employed
18,69853.0
Unemployed
2,2726.4
Percent of civilian labor force
10.8(X)
Armed Forces
00.0
Not in labor force14,28440.5
Females 16 years and over18,140100.0
In labor force9,79854.0
Civilian labor force
9,79854.0
Employed
8,63647.6
Own children under 6 years4,134100.0
All parents in family in labor force2,41258.3
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over18,173100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone10,39657.2
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled4,65825.6
Public transportation (including taxicab)1,2687.0
Walked1,1996.6
Other means4742.6
Worked at home1781.0
Mean travel time to work (minutes)24.1(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over18,698100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations3,26717.5
Service occupations3,25217.4
Sales and office occupations4,66725.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations150.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,6368.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations5,86131.3
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining160.1
Construction8324.4
Manufacturing4,20722.5
Wholesale trade1,2386.6
Retail trade2,29712.3
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,3217.1
Information4932.6
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing8734.7
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services1,8399.8
Educational, health and social services2,84915.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services1,1686.2
Other services (except public administration)9305.0
Public administration6353.4
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers16,06285.9
Government workers2,10211.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business5282.8
Unpaid family workers60.0
INCOME IN 1999
Households14,563100.0
Less than $10,0001,60211.0
$10,000 to $14,9991,1037.6
$15,000 to $24,9992,04214.0
$25,000 to $34,9992,00913.8
$35,000 to $49,9992,46516.9
$50,000 to $74,9992,74118.8
$75,000 to $99,9991,2898.9
$100,000 to $149,9991,0557.2
$150,000 to $199,9991421.0
$200,000 or more1150.8
Median household income (dollars)37,608(X)
With earnings11,96482.2
Mean earnings (dollars)
48,598(X)
With Social Security income3,69425.4
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,367(X)
With Supplemental Security Income1,0357.1
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
5,765(X)
With public assistance income7605.2
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,864(X)
With retirement income2,13614.7
Mean retirement income (dollars)
13,718(X)
Families10,945100.0
Less than $10,0008868.1
$10,000 to $14,9996996.4
$15,000 to $24,9991,55814.2
$25,000 to $34,9991,61014.7
$35,000 to $49,9991,85116.9
$50,000 to $74,9992,20420.1
$75,000 to $99,9991,09410.0
$100,000 to $149,9998527.8
$150,000 to $199,9991211.1
$200,000 or more700.6
Median family income (dollars)40,740(X)
Per capita income (dollars)14,989(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers29,399(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers21,954(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families1,570(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.3
With related children under 18 years1,345(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)20.0
With related children under 5 years
690(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)22.5
Families with female householder, no husband present877(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.8
With related children under 18 years798(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)41.9
With related children under 5 years
437(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)51.6
Individuals8,190(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.6
18 years and over4,935(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.8
65 years and over
569(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.8
Related children under 18 years3,172(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.1
Related children 5 to 17 years
2,332(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.5
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over2,097(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.3
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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