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Elizabeth, New Jersey (NJ) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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13.1% of Elizabeth, NJ residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 30.0% greater than the poverty level of 9.2% across the entire state of New Jersey. Taking into account residents not living in families, 24.3% of high school graduates and 38.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 14.8% among disabled males and 22.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 89.2%. For comparison, it was 66.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Elizabeth, NJ

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Elizabeth:

13.1%
Whole state:

9.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Elizabeth:

5.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Elizabeth:

14.8%
New Jersey:

11.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Elizabeth:

24.7%
New Jersey:

28.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Elizabeth:

22.1%
New Jersey:

15.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 23.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Elizabeth:

26.9%
New Jersey:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

89.2%
Residents above poverty level:

66.1%

Poverty by age in Elizabeth, NJ

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Elizabeth
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Elizabeth,NJ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 17.5%Under 5 years
  • 20.4%5 years
  • 14.4%6 to 11 years
  • 14.1%12 to 14 years
  • 27.7%15 years
  • 10.9%16 and 17 years
  • 15.4%18 to 24 years
  • 15.3%25 to 34 years
  • 8.8%35 to 44 years
  • 7.8%45 to 54 years
  • 10.6%55 to 64 years
  • 12.1%65 to 74 years
  • 22.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Elizabeth
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Elizabeth,NJ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 12.9%Under 5 years
  • 3.6%5 years
  • 18.6%6 to 11 years
  • 6.7%12 to 14 years
  • 11.8%15 years
  • 12.4%16 and 17 years
  • 6.2%18 to 24 years
  • 24.5%25 to 34 years
  • 7.8%35 to 44 years
  • 13.6%45 to 54 years
  • 11.9%55 to 64 years
  • 16.6%65 to 74 years
  • 16.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Elizabeth,NJ (% below half of poverty level)
  • 9.7%Under 5 years
  • 11.6%5 years
  • 12.0%6 to 11 years
  • 10.1%12 to 14 years
  • 8.0%15 years
  • 9.9%16 and 17 years
  • 10.5%18 to 24 years
  • 9.9%25 to 34 years
  • 9.2%35 to 44 years
  • 5.2%45 to 54 years
  • 6.6%55 to 64 years
  • 5.4%65 to 74 years
  • 5.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Elizabeth, NJ

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Elizabeth, NJ (%)
  • 9.6%White
  • 17.4%Black
  • 3.0%American Indian
  • 17.4%Asian
  • 11.1%Other race
  • 16.7%2+ races
  • 12.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Elizabeth, NJ (absolute numbers)
  • 1,382White
  • 4,647Black
  • 20American Indian
  • 416Asian
  • 5,599Other race
  • 7502+ races
  • 10,519Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 15.5%Below poverty level
  • 84.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 10.4%Below poverty level
  • 89.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Elizabeth, NJ

Children below poverty level:
Elizabeth, New Jersey:

14.3%
State:

12.1%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Elizabeth:

24.3%
New Jersey:

13.8%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Elizabeth:

38.6%
New Jersey:

34.7%
Poor families by family type
  • 26.6%Married-couple family
  • 13.9%Male, no wife present
  • 59.5%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Elizabeth not in families by work experience
  • 2.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 24.2%Worked part-time
  • 73.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.3%Both worked full-time
  • 3.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 12.0%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.1%Both worked part-time
  • 29.3%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 45.2%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 0.5%1995 to 1998
  • 0.6%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 6.5%1970 to 1979
  • 10.1%1960 to 1969
  • 13.0%1950 to 1959
  • 22.5%1940 to 1949
  • 45.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.8%1999 to 2000
  • 1.3%1995 to 1998
  • 0.5%1990 to 1994
  • 3.2%1980 to 1989
  • 3.4%1970 to 1979
  • 7.8%1960 to 1969
  • 15.1%1950 to 1959
  • 19.6%1940 to 1949
  • 48.3%1939 or earlier
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