Population: 7,774

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 53%
Single 47%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, South Amboy has a low population density. South Amboy is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

5,012 South Amboy
27,441 New York

City Info

South Amboy, NJ is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. South Amboy has a population density of 5,012, with 7,774 current residents.

Out of the 7,774 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 47% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 56% Sun
  • 48% Rain
  • 28% Snow


53°F average temperature

  • 62 years Median home age
  • $249,580 Median home price
  • -8.21% Home appreciation rate
  • 23.65% Annual property tax
  • 59.6%
    Homes owned
  • 35.1%
    Homes rented
  • 5.3%
    Homes vacant


As for living in South Amboy, the air quality is 27% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 48% rainy, and 28% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in South Amboy, you should know that 59.6% of homes are owned while 35.1% of homes are rented, and 5.3% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $249,580, the median age of homes is 62 years, the annual home appreciation is -8.21% and the annual property tax is 23.65%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of South Amboy, it’s important to determine the crime rate. South Amboy’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in South Amboy is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 60.23% Democratic, 38.44% Republican, and 1.33% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:12


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 81%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 9%
    Bachelors degree
  • 3%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at South Amboy, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.70% of residents are unemployed in South Amboy (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed South Amboy residents: 8.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 14.27% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.8% are in the customer service field, 33.1% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 11.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 17.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:12. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 80.76%, 4.72% of residents have an associate’s degree, 9.05% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.17% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in South Amboy, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of South Amboy have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 6% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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