E.g., 06/28/2017
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State Income Data - NJ

New Jersey

Income & Poverty
2015
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

1,964,032
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 68.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 57.9%
% 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 2011-2015 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) 11.6%
With related children under age 18
15.8%
With related children under age 5
11.8%
Married-couple families 7.6%
With related children under age 18
9.1%
With related children under age 5
5.3%
Families with female householder, no husband present 27.6%
With related children under age 18
39.6%
With related children under age 5
42.5%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 1,084,544
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.9%
100-199% of the poverty level
14.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
76.4%
Noncitizens 879,488
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.6%
100-199% of the poverty level
22.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
59.5%
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 N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia 656,529
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.6%
Born in Europe 302,963
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 880,129
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.5%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
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) (%) 6,817,543
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 12.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 77.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 28.1%
% change: 1990-2000 16.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 6.6%
With related children under age 18
11.4%
With related children under age 5
11.8%
Married-couple families 2.6%
With related children under age 18
3.5%
With related children under age 5
3.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 20.7%
With related children under age 18
31.2%
With related children under age 5
37.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 8,261,196
Below 100% of the poverty level 855,343
Speaks only English
5,691,001
Below 100% of the poverty level 472,882
Speaks Spanish
1,325,919
Below 100% of the poverty level 267,916
Speaks other Indo-European languages
719,009
Below 100% of the poverty level 58,926
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
396,249
Below 100% of the poverty level 31,326
Speaks other languages
129,018
Below 100% of the poverty level 24,293
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.4%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.3%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 20.2%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.2%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 7.9%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.8%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 917,310
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.5%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 13.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 17.7%
Earned $75,000 or more 30.4%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 531,870
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
10.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
12.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
16.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.8%
Earned $75,000 or more
35.8%
Noncitizens (%) 385,440
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.0%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
6.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
25.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.1%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
13.1%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
13.5%
Earned $75,000 or more
22.9%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $50,426
Female $41,949
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
$61,371
Female
$49,068
Noncitizens  
Male
$35,778
Female
$31,157
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,181,137
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 8.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 11.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 16.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 24.4%
Earned $75,000 or more 36.5%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $66,304
Female $51,371
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $66,235
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $74,457
Noncitizens $54,389
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $74,822
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2015 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 63.8%
Noncitizens 24.1%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 67.7%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 1,968,743
With health insurance 78.2%
With private health insurance
59.2%
With public coverage
26.0%
No health insurance coverage 21.8%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 1,086,364
With health insurance 91.1%
With private health insurance
68.6%
With public coverage
33.3%
No health insurance coverage 8.9%
Noncitizens (%) 882,379
With health insurance 62.3%
With private health insurance
47.7%
With public coverage
17.0%
No health insurance coverage 37.7%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 6,881,672
With health insurance 95.0%
With private health insurance
74.7%
With public coverage
32.3%
No health insurance coverage 5.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 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 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • In the “% Families in Poverty by Family Type” section, “related children” refer to “related children of the householder.”
  • “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.