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State Income Data - NJ

New Jersey

Income & Poverty
2012
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, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

1,867,996
Below 100% of the poverty level 12.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 68.0%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 49.0%
% change: 1990-2000 91.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.0%
With related children under age 18
16.0%
With related children under age 5
14.2%
Married-couple families 6.6%
With related children under age 18
7.5%
With related children under age 5
6.6%
Families with female householder, no husband present 30.9%
With related children under age 18
41.6%
With related children under age 5
43.5%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 967,600
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
14.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
77.4%
Noncitizens 900,396
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
24.2%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
58.0%
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 100,523
Below 100% of the poverty level
16.1%
Born in Asia 600,026
Below 100% of the poverty level
7.7%
Born in Europe 296,102
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 853,526
Below 100% of the poverty level
17.6%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 14,359
Below 100% of the poverty level
10.3%
Born in Oceania 3,460
Below 100% of the poverty level
0.5%

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) (%) 6,823,677
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.2%
100-199% of the poverty level 12.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 77.1%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 28.2%
% 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
11.4%
With related children under age 5
12.8%
Married-couple families 2.3%
With related children under age 18
2.9%
With related children under age 5
2.8%
Families with female householder, no husband present 22.9%
With related children under age 18
32.7%
With related children under age 5
40.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 8,170,386
Below 100% of the poverty level 838,487
Speaks only English
5,667,251
Below 100% of the poverty level 478,701
Speaks Spanish
1,293,505
Below 100% of the poverty level 253,579
Speaks other Indo-European languages
707,025
Below 100% of the poverty level 59,230
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
382,021
Below 100% of the poverty level 26,862
Speaks other languages
120,584
Below 100% of the poverty level 20,115
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 10.3%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.4%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.6%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.4%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 7.0%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.7%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 868,004
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 14.8%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 16.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 27.5%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 473,178
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
10.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
12.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
17.8%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
22.2%
Earned $75,000 or more
33.4%
Noncitizens (%) 394,826
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.7%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
6.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
26.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
14.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
13.3%
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 $47,147
Female $40,587
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
$59,444
Female
$49,907
Noncitizens  
Male
$35,386
Female
$30,114
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 2,118,906
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 2.0%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 7.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 11.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 17.4%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 25.2%
Earned $75,000 or more 34.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $65,964
Female $50,320
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $63,376
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $72,045
Noncitizens $53,007
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $71,226
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 50.4%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 66.2%
Noncitizens 26.0%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 69.8%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 1,874,638
With health insurance 70.8%
With private health insurance
55.7%
With public coverage
21.3%
No health insurance coverage 29.2%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 969,383
With health insurance 86.3%
With private health insurance
68.3%
With public coverage
28.3%
No health insurance coverage 13.7%
Noncitizens (%) 905,255
With health insurance 54.3%
With private health insurance
42.3%
With public coverage
13.7%
No health insurance coverage 45.7%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 6,881,904
With health insurance 91.8%
With private health insurance
74.9%
With public coverage
28.5%
No health insurance coverage 8.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 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, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.