New Jersey Poverty Rate by City

Data Item State
Persons in poverty, percent - (Percent)
City Value
Absecon 6.6
Allendale 1.6
Asbury Park 28.6
Ashland 4.1
Atlantic City 37.7
Audubon 4.7
Avenel 6.6
Barrington 7.8
Bayonne 13.8
Beachwood 9.2
Bellmawr 18.5
Belmar 11.8
Bergenfield 5.5
Berlin 5.8
Bernardsville 3.6
Bloomingdale 8.8
Bogota 7.6
Boonton 5.3
Bound Brook 6.4
Bradley Gardens 3.1
Bridgeton 33.0
Brigantine 9.9
Brookdale 7.8
Browns Mills 12.3
Budd Lake 8.0
Burlington 13.9
Butler 3.8
Caldwell 7.9
Camden 36.8
Cape May Court House 8.5
Carlstadt 1.2
Carneys Point 10.8
Carteret 14.5
Chatham 1.3
Cherry Hill Mall 7.3
Clayton 5.7
Cliffside Park 12.3
Clifton 9.7
Closter 2.6
Collingswood 6.0
Colonia 2.8
Cresskill 4.1
Crestwood Village 10.4
Dayton 1.8
Dover 12.7
Dumont 5.2
Dunellen 10.2
East Franklin 12.1
East Orange 19.1
East Rutherford 10.7
Eatontown 9.5
Echelon 13.4
Edgewater 8.5
Elizabeth 18.4
Elmwood Park 7.9
Emerson 4.5
Englewood 11.8
Englewood Cliffs 1.7
Fair Haven 3.7
Fair Lawn 3.5
Fairview 12.9
Fanwood 2.5
Finderne 3.4
Florham Park 7.4
Fords 5.6
Forked River 5.4
Fort Dix 6.0
Fort Lee 11.4
Franklin Lakes 1.2
Franklin Park 4.8
Freehold 16.1
Garfield 16.6
Glassboro 22.3
Glen Ridge 3.9
Glen Rock 3.1
Gloucester City 11.8
Green Knoll 6.4
Greentree 4.2
Guttenberg 20.0
Hackensack 12.9
Hackettstown 12.2
Haddon Heights 5.5
Haddonfield 1.7
Haledon 16.0
Hamilton Square 1.3
Hammonton 11.3
Harrison 15.8
Hasbrouck Heights 8.4
Hawthorne 4.3
Heathcote 5.9
Highland Park 10.5
Hightstown 14.1
Hillsdale 4.5
Hoboken 9.1
Hopatcong 3.6
Iselin 5.3
Jamesburg 9.0
Jersey City 18.3
Keansburg 25.0
Kearny 11.0
Kendall Park 7.5
Kenilworth 7.1
Keyport 12.8
Kingston Estates 5.8
Kinnelon 2.9
Lake Mohawk 1.6
Lakewood 34.1
Laurence Harbor 2.4
Leonia 8.5
Lincoln Park 3.4
Lincroft 2.8
Linden 9.2
Lindenwold 14.0
Linwood 2.1
Little Ferry 10.3
Little Silver 1.4
Lodi 10.7
Long Branch 19.1
Madison 6.0
Madison Park 7.0
Manasquan 3.4
Manville 9.0
Margate City 6.3
Marlton 4.9
Martinsville 3.7
Matawan 6.8
Maywood 6.0
Mercerville 4.6
Metuchen 1.6
Middlesex 5.4
Midland Park 4.5
Milltown 6.3
Millville 19.2
Montvale 6.8
Morganville 1.2
Morris Plains 1.1
Morristown 5.9
Mount Arlington 0.9
Mountainside 1.8
Mystic Island 6.2
New Brunswick 34.2
New Milford 5.6
New Providence 3.3
Newark 28.0
Newton 13.6
North Arlington 11.2
North Caldwell 1.8
North Haledon 4.9
North Plainfield 8.0
Northfield 8.7
Norwood 4.0
Oakland 3.0
Ocean Acres 6.3
Ocean City 8.0
Oceanport 7.1
Old Bridge 3.0
Old Tappan 5.8
Oradell 2.2
Palisades Park 12.0
Palmyra 10.3
Paramus 2.4
Park Ridge 2.3
Passaic 31.9
Paterson 28.1
Paulsboro 22.0
Pennsville 10.3
Perth Amboy 18.3
Phillipsburg 17.4
Pine Hill 11.4
Pine Lake Park 4.6
Pitman 9.2
Plainfield 19.6
Pleasantville 21.3
Point Pleasant 5.0
Pomona 5.7
Pompton Lakes 5.9
Princeton Meadows 5.4
Prospect Park 19.5
Rahway 7.6
Ramblewood 2.9
Ramsey 2.2
Ramtown 1.7
Raritan 5.7
Red Bank 14.1
Ridgefield 7.6
Ridgefield Park 7.9
Ridgewood 4.2
Ringwood 1.6
River Edge 4.8
Robertsville 1.1
Rockaway 4.7
Roseland 3.0
Roselle 10.0
Roselle Park 6.4
Rumson 2.9
Runnemede 9.1
Rutherford 5.9
Sayreville 6.9
Secaucus 6.7
Short Hills 1.6
Smithville 5.0
Somerdale 9.3
Somers Point 11.1
Somerset 6.4
Somerville 6.0
South Amboy 7.5
South Plainfield 3.2
South River 11.2
Spotswood 6.7
Springdale 2.7
Stratford 7.7
Strathmore 3.7
Succasunna 3.1
Summit 4.8
Tenafly 3.7
Tinton Falls 6.5
Toms River 7.3
Totowa 5.0
Trenton 28.4
Twin Rivers 8.2
Union Beach 11.0
Union City 21.3
Upper Montclair 3.6
Upper Saddle River 1.7
Ventnor City 12.5
Villas 18.2
Vineland 14.4
Waldwick 4.4
Wallington 10.6
Wanaque 5.6
Washington 7.4
Watchung 3.8
West Freehold 3.4
West Long Branch 6.2
West New York 20.2
Westfield 2.9
Westwood 6.3
Wharton 4.5
White Horse 6.3
White Meadow Lake 4.2
Williamstown 7.7
Woodbridge 6.3
Woodbury 21.2
Woodcliff Lake 2.7
Woodland Park 11.5
Yardville 4.2
Yorketown 3.5

Data item: Persons in poverty, percent

QuickFacts uses data from the following sources: National level - Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC); State level - American Community Survey (ACS), one-year estimates; County level - The Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), one-year estimates; Sub-county level: Cities, towns and census designated places; - ACS, five-year estimates; Puerto Rico and its municipios (county-equivalents for Puerto Rico) and its sub-counties (zonas urbanas and comunidades); Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS), five-year estimates.

All of these data sources provide estimates at geographic levels other than the ones listed. Below is a chart which provides a summary of the data source recommendations by geographic level. Included in this chart is the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), a longitudinal survey (changes in poverty status for the same household over time). Which Data Source to Use

How the Census Bureau measures poverty: The Census Bureau poverty definition - Following the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Statistical Policy Directive 14, the Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold, then that family and every individual in it is considered in poverty. The official poverty thresholds do not vary geographically, but they are updated for inflation using Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). The official poverty definition uses money income before taxes and does not include capital gains or noncash benefits (such as public housing, Medicaid, and food stamps). For more information: How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty

For differences between the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey poverty estimates and the American Community Survey poverty estimates, see: Fact Sheet - Differences Between CPS ASEC and ACS

Data at a national level - Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC).

The Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS ASEC) provides annual, calendar-year, national estimates of income and official poverty numbers and rates. Census Bureau conducts the ASEC over a 3 month period, in February, March, and April, with most data collection occurring in the month of March. The CPS, sponsored jointly by the Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the country's primary source of labor force statistics for the civilian, non-institutional population.

Income and Poverty in the United States
The Supplemental Poverty Measure
Health Insurance Coverage in the United States
Source and Accuracy of Estimates for Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage

Data at a state level - American Community Survey (ACS), Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS), one-year estimates.

The ACS is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely demographic, social, economic and housing estimates every year. The ACS provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the United States and Puerto Rico, of which this Fact is one. These surveys are the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers such as education, occupation, language, ancestry, and housing costs, and provides information for even the smallest communities. Estimates are available for the nation, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more. One-year estimates include information collected from independent monthly samples from the previous 12 months.

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Data at a county level - Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

The U.S. Census Bureau's SAIPE program provides annual estimates of income and poverty statistics for all school districts, counties, and states. The main objective of this program is to provide estimates of income and poverty for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions. In addition to these federal programs, state and local programs use the income and poverty estimates for distributing funds and managing programs.

These estimates combine data from administrative records, postcensal population estimates, and the decennial census with direct estimates from the American Community Survey to provide consistent and reliable single-year estimates.

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates main page
Frequently asked questions

Data at a Sub-county level - American Community Survey (ACS) and Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS), five-year estimates.

The ACS and PRCS produce estimates for numerous social, economic and housing characteristics including language, education, the commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. A multi-year estimate is simply a period estimate that encompasses more than one calendar year. While a one-year estimate includes information collected from independent monthly samples from the previous 12 months, a five-year estimate includes information collected over a 60-month period. These estimates are available for all areas regardless of population size, down to the block group.

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