Perth Amboy

New Jersey
Figure 4. Perth Amboy from the Water (source: NYTimes)
Founded in 1718, the City of Perth Amboy is located at the mouth of the Raritan River and is surrounded on three sides by water – the Raritan River to the south and the Arthur Kill to the north and east. The city is neighbored by Woodbridge to the west. With 52,000 people in about six square miles, Perth Amboy is the sixth most populous municipality in Middlesex County and the most densely populated. Thomas Mundy Peterson was the first African American to vote under the 15th Amendment. Thomas Mundy Peterson voted in a local election held at Perth Amboy City Hall on March 31, 1870.

Below are the latest demographic statistics for Middlesex County.








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If you live or work in Carteret, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Sayreville, South River, or Woodbridge, you are the most important stakeholder. Most likely, you have already been impacted by flooding in some way and the long-term effects of Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities will affect your community. Your input is vitally important to support development of an effective roadmap for flood reduction that will also improve the daily quality of life in your region.



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