Perth Amboy, NJ (Smith St / Goodwin St)




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About Perth Amboy, NJ (Smith St / Goodwin St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Smith St / Goodwin St median real estate price is $251,607, which is less expensive than 73.3% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 73.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Smith St / Goodwin St is currently $1,432, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.1% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Smith St / Goodwin St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Smith St / Goodwin St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in Smith St / Goodwin St are 4.6%, which is lower than one will find in 78.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Smith St / Goodwin St is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Smith St / Goodwin St is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Smith St / Goodwin St is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 62.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, 84.9% of the real estate in the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood has more Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 25.1% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

Smith St / Goodwin St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 81.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood than in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. What is interesting to note, is that the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (46.9%) than are found in 96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood in Perth Amboy are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 40.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood, 45.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.8%), and 10.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood in Perth Amboy, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dominican (29.7%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (25.1%), and residents who report Mexican roots (14.7%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (9.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (2.7%), among others. In addition, 46.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 81.2% of households. Some people also speak English (17.3%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Smith St / Goodwin St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.4%) and 8.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Smith St / Goodwin St 0.101011101001110
Perth Amboy 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Smith St / Goodwin St 0.101011101001110
Perth Amboy 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26
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Smith St / Goodwin St 0.101011101001110
Perth Amboy 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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PERTH AMBOY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Better than of NJ school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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