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Perth Amboy is a city in Middlesex County part of the New York metropolitan area and formed by Royal charter in 1718, and the New Jersey Legislature reaffirmed its status in 1784, after independence. The city was a capital of the Province of New Jersey from 1686 to 1776. During the mid-1800s, the Industrial Revolution and immigration grew the city, developing a variety of neighborhoods which residents from a diverse range of ethnicities lived in. The city developed into a resort town for the Raritan Bayshore near it, but the city has grown in other industries since its redevelopment starting in the 1990s. 

Perth Amboy borders the Arthur Kill and features a historic waterfront. The Perth Amboy Ferry Slip was once an important ferry slip on the route south from New York City; it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The Raritan Yacht Club, one of the oldest yacht clubs in the United States, is located in the city. Perth Amboy is connected to the Staten Island borough of New York City via the Outerbridge Crossing. Perth Amboy borders Woodbridge, Sayreville, South Amboy and the New York City borough of Staten Island. Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the city include Barber, Eagleswood and Florida Grove.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 50,814, reflecting an increase of 3,511 (+7.4%) from the 47,303 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,336 (+12.7%) from the 41,967 counted in the 1990 Census. The Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculated that the city’s population was 51,390 in 2019, ranking the city the 758th-most-populous in the country. Perth Amboy has a Hispanic majority population. In the 2010 census, persons of “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin” 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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