Table 10. Families Below Poverty Level and Poverty Rates
               New Jersey and United States: 2001 to 2017 (Numbers in Thousands)
Two-year New Jersey   United States
Moving Average Number Rate    Number Rate 
ALL FAMILIES
2016-17           2,314 NA           82,506 NA  
2015-16           2,304 NA           81,950 NA  
2014-15           2,234 NA           81,454 NA  
2013-14           2,218 NA           81,047 NA  
2012-13           2,220 NA           80,704 NA  
2011-12           2,176 NA           79,560 NA  
2010-11           2,218 NA           78,756 NA  
2009-10           2,232 NA           78,842 NA  
2008-09           2,188 NA           78,361 NA  
2007-08           2,246 NA           78,208 NA  
2006-07           2,296 NA           78,000 NA  
2005-06           2,268 NA           77,100 NA  
2004-05           2,244 NA           76,614 NA  
2003-04           2,259 NA           75,907 NA  
2002-03           2,292 NA           74,962 NA  
2001-02           2,217 NA           73,352 NA  
ALL FAMILIES IN POVERTY
2015-16 169 7.3%           8,334 10.1%
2014-15 193 8.4% 9,024 11.0%
2013-14 188 8.4% 9,295 11.4%
2012-13 175 7.9% 9,317 11.5%
2011-12 187 8.4% 9,495 11.8%
2010-11 187 8.6% 9,349 11.8%
2009-10 171 7.7% 8,996 11.4%
2008-09 159 7.1% 8,463 10.7%
2007-08 143 6.6% 7,882 10.1%
2006-07 149 6.6% 7,638 9.8%
2005-06 140 6.1% 7,657 9.8%
2004-05 131 5.8% 7,754 10.0%
2003-04 145 6.5% 7,728 10.1%
2002-03 145 6.4% 7,414 9.8%
2001-02 141 6.2% 7,017 9.4%
  Married Couples 
2015-16 78 4.4%           3,170 3.8%
2014-15 77 4.4% 3,490 4.3%
2013-14 77 4.6% 3,604 6.0%
2012-13 71 4.2% 3,589 6.0%
2011-12 63 3.9% 3,676 6.2%
2010-11 54 3.4% 3,622 6.2%
2009-10 48 2.9% 3,502 6.0%
2008-09 53 3.2% 3,334 5.7%
2007-08 58 3.5% 3,055 5.2%
2006-07 49 2.9% 2,879 4.9%
2005-06 54 3.1% 2,927 5.0%
2004-05 58 3.3% 3,082 5.3%
2003-04 64 3.7% 3,167 5.5%
2002-03 63 3.6% 3,082 5.4%
2001-02 59 3.3% 2,905 5.1%
  Female Householders (spouse absent)
2015-16 76 19.3% 4,270 27.4%
2014-15 99 23.6% 4,581 29.4%
2013-14 99 24.5% 4,703 30.6%
2012-13 92 23.1% 4,714 30.7%
2011-12 108 24.6% 4,834 31.0%
2010-11 118 27.5% 4,813 31.4%
2009-10 105 25.3% 4,585 30.7%
2008-09 84 21.0% 4,297 29.3%
2007-08 68 18.0% 4,120 28.5%
2006-07 86 20.5% 4,079 28.3%
2005-06 76 18.4% 4,062 28.5%
2004-05 64 16.7% 4,008 28.5%
2003-04 67 18.1% 3,914 28.2%
2002-03 70 17.3% 3,732 27.2%
2001-02 72 18.1% 3,539 26.4%
  White Householders
2015-16 107 6.2%           5,587 8.5%
2014-15 127 7.3% 6,022 9.3%
2013-14 117 7.0% 6,167 9.5%
2012-13 111 6.6% 6,163 9.5%
2011-12 113 6.6% 6,312 9.8%
2010-11 99 5.9% 6,294 9.8%
2009-10 97 5.6% 6,125 9.6%
2008-09 97 5.7% 5,701 8.9%
2007-08 87 5.2% 5,228 8.2%
2006-07 92 5.3% 5,077 8.0%
2005-06 91 5.0% 5,088 8.0%
2004-05 95 5.3% 5,067 8.0%
2003-04 96 5.4% 5,185 8.2%
2002-03 90 5.0% 4,959 7.9%
2001-02 96 5.2% 4,718 7.6%
  Black Householders
2015-16 40 13.7%           1,988 20.1%
2014-15 45 15.4% 2,174 22.0%
2013-14 55 18.2% 2,266 22.9%
2012-13 51 16.6% 2,291 23.2%
2011-12 57 18.8% 2,323 23.9%
2010-11 68 23.1% 2,305 24.2%
2009-10 59 19.9% 2,199 23.4%
2008-09 48 17.1% 2,087 22.3%
2007-08 41 15.1% 2,049 22.0%
2006-07 50 17.4% 2,024 21.9%
2005-06 44 15.0% 2,002 21.9%
2004-05 28 9.7% 1,997 22.1%
2003-04 37 13.0% 2,008 22.5%
2002-03 44 15.1% 1,952 21.9%
2001-02 38 13.4%   1,875 21.1%
Source: US Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey: March 2002 - 2017.
Prepared by : NJ Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev., Div. of Economic & Demo. Res., 10/2017.