Table 9.  Number of Families Below Poverty Level and Family Poverty Rates by Selected Characteristics:
                   New Jersey: 2001 to 2016  (Numbers in Thousands) 
Two-year   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
Moving Average   Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate  Number Rate 
  IN POVERTY
ALL FAMILIES 141 6.2% 145 6.4% 145 6.5% 131 5.8% 140 6.1% 149 6.6% 143 6.6% 159 7.1% 171 7.7% 187 8.6% 187 8.4% 175 7.9% 188 8.4% 193 8.4% 169 7.3%
  FAMILY TYPE
  Married Couple Families 59 3.3% 63 3.6% 64 3.7% 58 3.3% 54 3.1% 49 2.9% 58 3.5% 53 3.2% 48 2.9% 54 3.4% 63 3.9% 71 4.2% 77 4.6% 77 4.4% 78 4.4%
  Female Householder
   (Spouse Absent) 72 18.1% 70 17.3% 67 18.1% 64 16.7% 76 18.4% 86 20.5% 68 18.0% 84 21.0% 105 25.3% 118 27.5% 108 24.6% 92 23.1% 99 24.5% 99 23.6% 76 19.3%
  RACE
  White Families 96 5.2% 90 5.0% 96 5.4% 95 5.3% 91 5.0% 92 5.3% 87 5.2% 97 5.7% 97 5.6% 99 5.9% 113 6.6% 111 6.6% 117 7.0% 127 7.3% 107 6.2%
  Black Families 38 13.4% 44 15.1% 37 13.0% 28 9.7% 44 15.0% 50 17.4% 41 15.1% 48 17.1% 59 19.9% 68 23.1% 57 18.8% 51 16.6% 55 18.2% 45 15.4% 40 13.7%
  Hispanic Families 41 15.8% 40 14.7% 46 16.6% 53 16.5% 54 15.4% 47 13.9% 51 15.7% 53 15.4% 54 15.1% 67 17.9% 81 20.4% 85 21.7% 86 23.0% 82 21.3% 67 17.4%
  OWN CHILDREN
UNDER 18 YEARS OLD
   None 56 4.6% 56 4.8% 57 5.0% 49 4.3% 46 3.9% 44 3.8% 35 3.0% 48 4.0% 63 5.1% 61 5.0% 55 4.4% 47 3.8% 54 4.3% 69 5.2% 64 4.8%
   One 41 8.9% 41 8.6% 33 7.2% 27 5.7% 33 6.8% 43 9.0% 26 6.5% 32 7.7% 37 8.5% 39 8.7% 45 10.3% 45 9.8% 41 8.9% 44 10.3% 38 9.0%
   Two 25 5.8% 22 5.3% 31 6.8% 35 7.7% 29 6.6% 30 7.0% 43 10.5% 38 9.5% 41 10.8% 63 16.4% 57 14.9% 56 15.5% 64 17.2% 40 10.6% 28 7.3%
   Three or More 20 10.7% 26 12.5% 24 11.1% 20 10.1% 32 16.5% 32 17.8% 40 18.6% 40 19.0% 30 17.0% 25 17.5% 30 18.6% 27 10.2% 30 18.9% 40 22.8% 40 23.4%
  OWN CHILDREN
UNDER 6 YEARS OLD 37 8.2% 46 10.7% 48 10.8% 41 8.8% 54 11.7% 58 12.8% 56 13.4% 54 13.1% 49 12.6% 60 16.6% 71 18.3% 69 17.6% 67 18.2% 62 16.5% 46 12.1%
FAMILY MEMBERS IN
   LABOR FORCE
   None 48 14.0% 54 18.1% 58 21.1% 53 18.9% 49 18.3% 53 20.3% 56 21.1% 54 21.3% 56 22.2% 64 22.7% 30 19.2% 32 19.2% 51 20.1% 62 20.8% 34 19.5%
   One 67 10.3% 66 9.9% 61 8.7% 49 7.2% 66 9.5% 72 10.3% 56 8.2% 69 10.1% 73 11.0% 77 12.1% 62 16.9% 56 12.4% 87 14.0% 83 12.5% 52 12.7%
   Two 23 2.2% 21 2.1% 20 2.1% 23 2.4% 21 2.1% 19 1.9% 23 2.5% 25 2.5% 29 2.9% 31 3.3% 49 7.0% 46 6.2% 29 3.3% 39 4.0% 34 4.5%
   Three or More   4 1.4% 3 1.1% 6 1.9% 6 1.9% 5 1.6% 5 1.7% 8 2.6% 10 3.3% 13 4.2% 16 4.8% 45 4.6% 41 4.7% 21 4.4% 9 2.5% 50 5.0%
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey: March 2002 through 2017.
Prepared by : NJ Dept of Labor & Workforce Development, Division of Economic & Demographic Research, 10/2017.