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State Income Data - NJ

New Jersey

Income & Poverty
2014
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

1,946,252
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 68.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 57.7%
% change: 1990-2000 91.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.2%
With related children under age 18
16.5%
With related children under age 5
12.7%
Married-couple families 7.5%
With related children under age 18
9.2%
With related children under age 5
6.5%
Families with female householder, no husband present 28.7%
With related children under age 18
38.3%
With related children under age 5
41.5%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 1,058,837
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.7%
100-199% of the poverty level
14.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
77.0%
Noncitizens 887,415
Below 100% of the poverty level
18.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
23.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
58.6%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa 101,926
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.7%
Born in Asia 633,249
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.4%
Born in Europe 303,199
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.3%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 888,880
Below 100% of the poverty level
18.2%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 14,940
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.1%
Born in Oceania 4,058
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.5%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 6,815,907
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 12.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 77.0%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 33.1%
% change: 1990-2000 16.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 6.8%
With related children under age 18
10.8%
With related children under age 5
11.0%
Married-couple families 2.6%
With related children under age 18
3.2%
With related children under age 5
2.7%
Families with female householder, no husband present 20.2%
With related children under age 18
29.1%
With related children under age 5
35.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 1,460,636
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 16.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 72.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 6,785,419
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 10.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 81.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 945,640
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 15.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 75.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 6,576,466
Below 100% of the poverty level 7.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 10.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 82.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 8,237,557
Below 100% of the poverty level 879,224
Speaks only English
5,693,359
Below 100% of the poverty level 492,797
Speaks Spanish
1,318,965
Below 100% of the poverty level 279,836
Speaks other Indo-European languages
684,732
Below 100% of the poverty level 56,958
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
411,723
Below 100% of the poverty level 31,403
Speaks other languages
128,778
Below 100% of the poverty level 18,230
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.7%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.7%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 21.2%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.3%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 7.6%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.2%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 917,695
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 14.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.1%
Earned $75,000 or more 28.1%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 520,288
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
11.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
12.6%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
16.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
21.2%
Earned $75,000 or more
33.9%
Noncitizens (%) 397,407
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
25.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
14.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
14.0%
Earned $75,000 or more
20.5%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $48,010
Female $40,376
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$58,346
Female
$50,115
Noncitizens  
Male
$37,291
Female
$26,943
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,186,528
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 7.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 11.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 17.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 24.0%
Earned $75,000 or more 35.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $65,528
Female $50,973
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $64,316
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $72,928
Noncitizens $53,952
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $74,600
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 49.4%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 63.4%
Noncitizens 25.2%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 68.0%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,950,033
With health insurance 74.4%
With private health insurance
57.8%
With public coverage
23.4%
No health insurance coverage 25.6%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 1,059,835
With health insurance 88.2%
With private health insurance
67.8%
With public coverage
31.5%
No health insurance coverage 11.8%
Noncitizens (%) 890,198
With health insurance 57.9%
With private health insurance
46.0%
With public coverage
13.8%
No health insurance coverage 42.1%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 6,880,936
With health insurance 93.2%
With private health insurance
74.6%
With public coverage
30.2%
No health insurance coverage 6.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.