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


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27.8% of Newark, NJ residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 64.0% greater than the poverty level of 10.0% across the entire state of New Jersey. Taking into account residents not living in families, 32.6% of high school graduates and 52.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 25.3% among disabled males and 32.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 91.8%. For comparison, it was 69.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Newark, NJ

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Newark:

27.8%
Whole state:

10.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Newark:

13.3%
Whole state:

4.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Newark:

25.3%
New Jersey:

11.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 28.7% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Newark:

29.4%
New Jersey:

28.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Newark:

32.2%
New Jersey:

15.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 28.7% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Newark:

31.8%
New Jersey:

29.6%

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

91.8%
Residents above poverty level:

69.8%

Poverty by age in Newark, NJ

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Newark
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Newark,NJ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 42.8%Under 5 years
  • 40.9%5 years
  • 31.6%6 to 11 years
  • 38.1%12 to 14 years
  • 49.7%15 years
  • 31.9%16 and 17 years
  • 22.6%18 to 24 years
  • 14.3%25 to 34 years
  • 18.1%35 to 44 years
  • 22.4%45 to 54 years
  • 20.5%55 to 64 years
  • 28.3%65 to 74 years
  • 13.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Newark
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Newark,NJ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 44.3%Under 5 years
  • 14.3%5 years
  • 28.8%6 to 11 years
  • 23.2%12 to 14 years
  • 55.3%15 years
  • 40.8%16 and 17 years
  • 40.4%18 to 24 years
  • 22.1%25 to 34 years
  • 28.9%35 to 44 years
  • 30.1%45 to 54 years
  • 30.2%55 to 64 years
  • 36.8%65 to 74 years
  • 23.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Newark, NJ
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Newark,NJ (% below half of poverty level)
  • 22.1%Under 5 years
  • 23.8%5 years
  • 22.6%6 to 11 years
  • 18.7%12 to 14 years
  • 17.8%15 years
  • 20.1%16 and 17 years
  • 18.2%18 to 24 years
  • 15.1%25 to 34 years
  • 15.2%35 to 44 years
  • 11.2%45 to 54 years
  • 11.7%55 to 64 years
  • 6.3%65 to 74 years
  • 7.9%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Newark, NJ

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Newark, NJ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Newark, NJ (%)
  • 16.5%White
  • 30.7%Black
  • 26.0%American Indian
  • 16.6%Asian
  • 26.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 29.5%Other race
  • 32.7%2+ races
  • 27.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Newark, NJ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Newark, NJ (absolute numbers)
  • 4,483White
  • 42,572Black
  • 400American Indian
  • 730Asian
  • 41Native Hawaiian
  • 15,009Other race
  • 2,5362+ races
  • 28,172Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 32.4%Below poverty level
  • 67.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 18.8%Below poverty level
  • 81.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Newark, NJ

Children below poverty level:
Newark, New Jersey:

35.7%
State:

13.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Newark:

32.6%
New Jersey:

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

52.0%
New Jersey:

34.7%
Poor families by family type
  • 25.0%Married-couple family
  • 7.9%Male, no wife present
  • 67.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Newark not in families by work experience
  • 2.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 19.5%Worked part-time
  • 78.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.6%Both worked full-time
  • 3.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 6.0%Both worked part-time
  • 24.2%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 54.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.1%1999 to 2000
  • 2.2%1995 to 1998
  • 2.6%1990 to 1994
  • 3.7%1980 to 1989
  • 2.5%1970 to 1979
  • 7.4%1960 to 1969
  • 14.8%1950 to 1959
  • 21.3%1940 to 1949
  • 44.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.1%1999 to 2000
  • 4.1%1995 to 1998
  • 4.5%1990 to 1994
  • 3.9%1980 to 1989
  • 2.4%1970 to 1979
  • 7.9%1960 to 1969
  • 12.1%1950 to 1959
  • 17.4%1940 to 1949
  • 45.6%1939 or earlier
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