Table 16. Family Poverty Status:  New Jersey, 2001 to 2016  (Family Totals in Thousands)
Two-year Moving Average 2001-02   2002-03   2003-04   2004-05   2005-06   2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
 
  All Families 2,217 2,292 2,259 2,244 2,268 2,296 2,246 2,188 2,232 2,218 2,176 2,220 2,218 2,234 2,304
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 5.9% 6.2% 6.4% 6.5% 5.8% 6.1% 6.6% 6.6% 7.1% 7.7% 8.6% 8.4% 7.9% 8.4% 8.4%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 2.7% 2.5% 2.4% 2.2% 2.3% 2.4% 3.1% 3.4% 3.2% 3.2% 3.1% 3.2% 3.2% 2.8% 2.5%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 3.2% 3.1% 2.8% 2.5% 2.2% 2.3% 2.2% 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.6% 3.1% 3.1% 2.6% 2.8%
    150% and above poverty level 88.2% 88.2% 88.4% 88.8% 89.7% 89.2% 88.0% 87.6% 87.3% 86.6% 85.8% 85.3% 85.9% 86.2% 86.4%
RACE
  White Families 1,840 1,791 1,782 1,809 1,798 1,722 1,672 1,713 1,712 1,675 1,697 1,671 1,677 1,729 1,730
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 5.2% 5.0% 5.4% 5.3% 5.0% 5.3% 5.2% 5.7% 5.6% 5.9% 6.6% 6.6% 7.0% 7.3% 6.2%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 2.2% 2.3% 2.0% 2.1% 2.2% 3.0% 1.9% 2.2% 2.7% 2.7% 2.5% 3.0% 3.0% 2.6% 2.7%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 2.5% 2.4% 2.2% 2.1% 2.1% 1.9% 2.7% 2.4% 2.3% 2.3% 2.6% 2.6% 2.4% 2.5% 2.8%
    150% and above poverty level 90.0% 90.2% 90.4% 90.6% 90.6% 89.7% 90.3% 89.7% 89.4% 89.1% 88.3% 87.8% 87.6% 87.5% 88.4%
  Black Families 281 289 286 289 293 286 273 283 296 296 302 305 301 291 294
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 13.4% 15.1% 13.0% 9.7% 15.0% 17.4% 15.1% 17.1% 19.9% 23.1% 18.8% 16.6% 18.2% 15.4% 13.7%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 4.2% 3.9% 4.2% 4.4% 4.4% 4.7% 5.5% 6.5% 5.6% 5.6% 7.6% 4.6% 1.5% 3.1% 5.0%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 6.1% 5.2% 4.4% 3.4% 3.4% 3.8% 4.6% 2.9% 3.5% 4.8% 6.6% 6.9% 4.4% 3.5% 4.5%
    150% and above poverty level 76.4% 75.8% 78.4% 82.5% 77.2% 74.1% 74.8% 73.6% 71.0% 66.5% 67.0% 71.8% 75.8% 78.0% 76.8%
  Hispanic Families 260 271 275 319 351 340 333 345 359 372 399 389 375 386 387
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 15.8% 14.7% 16.6% 16.5% 15.4% 13.9% 15.7% 15.4% 15.1% 17.9% 20.4% 21.7% 23.0% 21.3% 17.4%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 6.2% 7.6% 8.0% 7.5% 6.5% 8.8% 7.7% 8.7% 8.1% 5.9% 6.1% 7.2% 6.2% 6.2% 8.7%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 5.3% 6.3% 6.6% 5.3% 5.8% 6.2% 5.9% 6.1% 5.6% 5.8% 7.4% 6.3% 5.8% 5.9% 5.4%
    150% and above poverty level 72.6% 71.3% 68.8% 70.7% 72.3% 71.1% 70.7% 69.9% 71.3% 70.5% 66.2% 64.8% 65.0% 66.5% 68.5%
FAMILY CONFIGURATION
  Married-Couple Families 1,733 1,777 1,727 1,727 1,739 1,745 1,699 1,642 1,654 1,630 1,577 1,607 1,671 1,689 1,724
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 2.8% 3.3% 3.6% 3.7% 3.3% 3.1% 2.9% 3.5% 3.2% 2.9% 3.4% 3.9% 4.2% 4.6% 4.4%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 1.6% 1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.6% 1.3% 2.0% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 1.5% 1.7% 2.0% 1.5%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 2.4% 2.2% 2.0% 1.9% 1.5% 1.5% 1.4% 1.7% 1.4% 1.7% 1.8% 1.9% 2.0% 1.8% 1.7%
    150% and above poverty level 93.3% 92.7% 92.7% 92.8% 93.6% 94.1% 93.7% 92.8% 93.3% 93.3% 92.7% 92.6% 92.1% 91.7% 92.3%
  Female Householder-Spouse Absent 359 397 403 370 381 412 420 405 402 415 430 437 399 405 418
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 23.0% 18.1% 17.3% 18.1% 16.7% 18.4% 20.5% 18.0% 21.0% 25.3% 27.5% 24.6% 23.1% 24.5% 23.6%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 6.7% 5.2% 4.8% 4.4% 6.0% 7.3% 7.3% 4.8% 5.2% 5.7% 6.4% 7.6% 8.1% 5.4% 5.4%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 6.6% 6.4% 5.1% 4.4% 4.8% 5.2% 5.1% 7.4% 6.4% 5.3% 4.9% 6.4% 6.5% 5.8% 6.1%
    150% and above poverty level 67.2% 70.4% 72.8% 73.0% 72.4% 69.1% 67.1% 69.9% 67.4% 63.7% 61.2% 61.4% 62.4% 64.3% 64.8%
OWN CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OLD
  Families with No Children 1,214 1,175 1,139 1,137 1,175 1,171 1,164 1,201 1,218 1,203 1,240 1,232 1,254 1,326 1,341
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 4.6% 4.8% 5.0% 4.3% 3.9% 3.8% 3.0% 4.0% 5.1% 5.0% 4.4% 3.8% 4.3% 5.2% 4.8%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 2.6% 2.1% 1.6% 1.4% 1.2% 2.2% 1.5% 1.8% 1.9% 2.2% 2.8% 2.3% 1.6% 1.9% 1.9%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 3.0% 2.3% 2.4% 2.4% 1.8% 1.5% 1.8% 1.8% 2.3% 2.2% 2.1% 1.9% 1.9% 2.2% 2.4%
    150% and above poverty level 89.8% 90.8% 91.0% 92.0% 93.1% 92.6% 93.7% 92.4% 90.7% 90.6% 90.7% 91.9% 92.2% 90.8% 90.9%
  Families with 1 or 2 Children 890 891 906 929 928 894 807 821 824 829 820 818 824 804 805
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 7.4% 7.0% 7.0% 6.6% 6.7% 8.1% 8.5% 8.6% 9.5% 12.2% 12.4% 12.3% 12.6% 10.4% 8.2%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 1.7% 2.2% 2.5% 2.8% 3.4% 3.7% 4.1% 4.2% 3.8% 3.6% 3.3% 3.9% 4.0% 3.1% 3.1%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 2.5% 3.1% 2.5% 2.0% 2.6% 2.5% 3.4% 3.1% 2.7% 2.9% 4.1% 3.8% 2.8% 2.8% 3.7%
    150% and above poverty level 88.4% 87.7% 87.9% 88.5% 87.3% 85.7% 84.0% 84.1% 83.9% 81.2% 80.2% 80.0% 80.5% 83.7% 85.0%
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Table 16. Family Poverty Status:  New Jersey, 2001 to 2016 (Family Totals in Thousands)  (Cont.)
Two-year Moving Average 2001-02   2002-03   2003-04   2004-05   2005-06   2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
 
  Families with 3 or more Children 188 206 212 202 193 182 217 210 176 143 160 167 157 175 169
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 10.7% 12.5% 11.1% 10.1% 16.5% 17.8% 18.6% 19.0% 17.0% 17.5% 18.6% 16.0% 18.9% 22.8% 23.4%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 5.4% 10.8% 10.6% 5.3% 4.5% 6.6% 4.4% 6.9% 9.1% 7.4% 5.0% 6.5% 6.4% 5.0% 6.9%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 7.1% 4.2% 2.6% 2.4% 4.3% 5.4% 6.7% 3.9% 2.8% 3.7% 6.1% 7.8% 7.0% 6.9% 5.1%
    150% and above poverty level 76.8% 72.5% 75.6% 82.1% 74.7% 70.2% 70.3% 70.2% 71.1% 71.4% 70.2% 69.8% 67.7% 65.4% 64.5%
OWN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OLD
  Families without children 1,848 1,826 1,803 1,808 1,830 1,798 1,772 1,815 1,829 1,815 1,835 1,828 1,866 1,929 1,934
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 5.7% 5.4% 5.4% 5.0% 4.7% 5.1% 5.0% 5.7% 6.7% 7.0% 6.3% 5.8% 6.5% 6.8% 6.4%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 2.2% 2.1% 2.0% 2.0% 2.1% 3.0% 2.4% 2.6% 2.5% 2.6% 2.8% 2.9% 2.7% 2.4% 2.4%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 3.1% 2.5% 2.3% 2.2% 2.3% 2.1% 1.9% 2.0% 2.5% 2.4% 2.7% 2.5% 2.1% 2.3% 2.6%
    150% and above poverty level 89.0% 90.1% 90.4% 90.8% 91.0% 89.8% 90.8% 89.7% 88.3% 88.0% 88.2% 88.8% 88.7% 88.6% 88.6%
  Families with children 444 433 441 460 466 448 415 417 388 361 385 389 368 375 380
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 8.2% 10.7% 10.8% 8.8% 11.7% 12.8% 13.4% 13.1% 12.6% 16.6% 18.3% 17.6% 18.2% 16.5% 12.1%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 3.6% 3.8% 3.2% 3.5% 3.6% 3.9% 4.4% 5.8% 6.3% 5.7% 5.0% 4.5% 3.3% 3.3% 4.1%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 3.4% 4.0% 3.5% 2.4% 2.6% 2.5% 7.1% 4.5% 2.5% 3.4% 5.0% 5.7% 5.2% 5.2% 5.3%
    150% and above poverty level 84.7% 81.4% 82.6% 85.3% 82.1% 80.8% 75.1% 76.7% 78.6% 74.4% 71.7% 72.1% 73.3% 75.0% 78.4%
NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS IN LABOR FORCE
 None 347 300 274 280 267 263 267 255 252 281 157 166 254 296 176
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 14.0% 18.1% 21.1% 18.9% 18.3% 20.3% 21.1% 21.3% 22.2% 22.7% 19.2% 19.2% 20.1% 20.8% 19.5%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 5.5% 4.7% 3.1% 3.3% 3.0% 8.3% 4.4% 4.1% 5.6% 5.1% 3.8% 5.1% 3.7% 6.3% 4.6%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 6.9% 5.6% 5.2% 4.7% 5.5% 4.0% 5.6% 5.0% 4.5% 3.1% 3.5% 5.6% 5.0% 3.3% 3.3%
    150% and above poverty level 73.7% 71.6% 70.5% 73.1% 73.2% 67.4% 69.0% 69.6% 67.6% 69.0% 73.5% 70.2% 71.1% 69.7% 72.6%
One 647 670 701 678 688 694 683 681 660 634 367 452 616 664 406
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 10.3% 9.9% 8.7% 7.2% 9.5% 10.3% 8.2% 10.1% 11.0% 12.1% 16.9% 12.4% 14.0% 12.5% 12.7%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 3.3% 3.4% 3.4% 4.2% 4.8% 5.1% 3.6% 4.6% 4.6% 4.8% 4.7% 5.6% 4.7% 2.8% 5.0%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 4.3% 3.3% 2.7% 2.7% 3.2% 3.5% 4.4% 3.5% 3.6% 4.0% 4.1% 6.0% 3.3% 3.7% 2.9%
    150% and above poverty level 82.1% 83.4% 85.2% 85.8% 82.5% 81.1% 83.7% 81.7% 80.7% 79.2% 74.3% 76.0% 78.0% 81.0% 79.4%
Two 1,026 1,014 971 979 1,011 989 934 994 995 931 706 730 891 990 746
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 2.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.4% 2.1% 1.9% 2.5% 2.5% 2.9% 3.3% 7.0% 6.2% 3.3% 4.0% 4.5%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 1.0% 1.3% 1.3% 1.0% 1.2% 1.2% 2.0% 2.2% 1.9% 1.8% 2.8% 2.2% 2.0% 1.7% 2.5%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 1.5% 2.0% 1.8% 1.2% 1.3% 1.2% 1.7% 1.5% 1.5% 2.0% 2.9% 2.4% 2.0% 2.4% 3.0%
    150% and above poverty level 95.3% 94.6% 94.8% 95.4% 95.5% 95.6% 93.8% 93.7% 93.7% 92.9% 87.3% 89.2% 92.7% 91.9% 90.0%
Three or more 272 275 297 332 330 299 300 301 310 329 991 867 472 354 987
    Percent Distribution 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    below poverty level 1.4% 1.1% 1.9% 1.9% 1.6% 1.7% 2.6% 3.3% 4.2% 4.8% 4.6% 4.7% 4.4% 2.5% 5.0%
    100% - 124% of poverty level 2.4% 1.6% 1.4% 1.2% 0.5% 0.4% 1.6% 2.1% 2.3% 1.8% 2.7% 2.5% 1.6% 0.9% 1.5%
    125% - 149% of poverty level 1.7% 1.2% 1.8% 2.1% 1.2% 0.9% 0.5% 1.1% 1.5% 0.8% 2.8% 1.6% 1.5% 1.6% 3.2%
    150% and above poverty level 94.5% 96.1% 94.9% 94.7% 96.8% 97.1% 95.3% 93.5% 92.0% 92.6% 89.9% 91.2% 92.5% 94.9% 90.2%
 
Source: US Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey (CPS): March 2001 through 2017.
Prepared by : NJ Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev., Div. of Economic & Demographic Research, 10/2017.