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State Income Data - NJ

New Jersey

Income & Poverty
2013
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, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

1,909,764
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.9%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 58.3%
% change: 1990-2000 91.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.0%
With related children under age 18
16.3%
With related children under age 5
13.7%
Married-couple families 7.6%
With related children under age 18
9.4%
With related children under age 5
8.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 27.8%
With related children under age 18
38.5%
With related children under age 5
35.2%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 1,013,195
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
14.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
76.5%
Noncitizens 896,569
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
24.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
58.2%
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 98,645
Below 100% of the poverty level
19.1%
Born in Asia 617,299
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.1%
Born in Europe 309,600
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.9%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 865,783
Below 100% of the poverty level
18.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 15,001
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.2%
Born in Oceania 3,436
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

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) (%) 6,811,246
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 12.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 76.5%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 38.0%
% change: 1990-2000 16.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 7.4%
With related children under age 18
12.2%
With related children under age 5
11.9%
Married-couple families 2.6%
With related children under age 18
3.4%
With related children under age 5
2.8%
Families with female householder, no husband present 22.5%
With related children under age 18
33.4%
With related children under age 5
37.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 8,195,582
Below 100% of the poverty level 896,437
Speaks only English
5,678,488
Below 100% of the poverty level 513,926
Speaks Spanish
1,297,231
Below 100% of the poverty level 270,309
Speaks other Indo-European languages
695,725
Below 100% of the poverty level 58,869
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
390,827
Below 100% of the poverty level 25,604
Speaks other languages
133,311
Below 100% of the poverty level 27,729
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.9%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.1%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.8%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.5%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 6.6%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.8%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 876,860
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 5.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 14.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.8%
Earned $75,000 or more 27.9%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 486,283
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
3.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
10.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
13.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
15.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
22.0%
Earned $75,000 or more
33.7%
Noncitizens (%) 390,577
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
7.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
25.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
14.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
14.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
14.7%
Earned $75,000 or more
20.6%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $50,092
Female $40,204
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
$60,673
Female
$49,149
Noncitizens  
Male
$37,397
Female
$28,643
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,129,690
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 7.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 11.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 17.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 24.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 35.2%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $64,900
Female $50,746
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $63,980
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $71,295
Noncitizens $53,136
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $71,849
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 49.7%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 64.3%
Noncitizens 25.7%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 68.8%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 1,913,898
With health insurance 70.2%
With private health insurance
55.8%
With public coverage
20.8%
No health insurance coverage 29.8%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 1,013,846
With health insurance 85.1%
With private health insurance
67.5%
With public coverage
28.1%
No health insurance coverage 14.9%
Noncitizens (%) 900,052
With health insurance 53.5%
With private health insurance
42.6%
With public coverage
12.6%
No health insurance coverage 46.5%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 6,877,754
With health insurance 91.4%
With private health insurance
74.0%
With public coverage
29.0%
No health insurance coverage 8.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.