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Trenton, New Jersey (NJ) Poverty Rate Data
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30.4% of Trenton, NJ residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 67.1% greater than the poverty level of 10.0% across the entire state of New Jersey. Taking into account residents not living in families, 24.7% of high school graduates and 43.1% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 22.6% among disabled males and 24.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 80.1%. For comparison, it was 47.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Trenton, NJ

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

30.4%
Whole state:

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

15.5%
Whole state:

4.4%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Trenton:

22.6%
New Jersey:

11.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.8% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Trenton:

31.6%
New Jersey:

28.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Trenton:

24.5%
New Jersey:

15.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 26.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Trenton:

30.9%
New Jersey:

29.6%

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

80.1%
Residents above poverty level:

47.7%

Poverty by age in Trenton, NJ

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Trenton
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Trenton,NJ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 38.8%Under 5 years
  • 71.5%5 years
  • 37.5%6 to 11 years
  • 36.6%12 to 14 years
  • 29.5%15 years
  • 28.8%16 and 17 years
  • 19.3%18 to 24 years
  • 15.4%25 to 34 years
  • 26.2%35 to 44 years
  • 19.9%45 to 54 years
  • 39.2%55 to 64 years
  • 36.6%65 to 74 years
  • 24.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Trenton
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Trenton,NJ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 52.5%Under 5 years
  • 22.1%5 years
  • 41.5%6 to 11 years
  • 59.6%12 to 14 years
  • 11.1%15 years
  • 43.6%16 and 17 years
  • 33.0%18 to 24 years
  • 29.3%25 to 34 years
  • 34.0%35 to 44 years
  • 25.9%45 to 54 years
  • 33.0%55 to 64 years
  • 15.3%65 to 74 years
  • 28.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Trenton, NJ
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Trenton,NJ (% below half of poverty level)
  • 13.9%Under 5 years
  • 13.7%5 years
  • 12.4%6 to 11 years
  • 12.9%12 to 14 years
  • 9.9%15 years
  • 14.5%16 and 17 years
  • 12.2%18 to 24 years
  • 11.1%25 to 34 years
  • 9.4%35 to 44 years
  • 9.3%45 to 54 years
  • 7.0%55 to 64 years
  • 5.8%65 to 74 years
  • 6.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Trenton, NJ

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Trenton, NJ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Trenton, NJ (%)
  • 18.3%White
  • 29.6%Black
  • 15.5%American Indian
  • 39.2%Asian
  • 22.7%Other race
  • 28.9%2+ races
  • 32.5%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Trenton, NJ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Trenton, NJ (absolute numbers)
  • 1,798White
  • 13,167Black
  • 30American Indian
  • 504Asian
  • 1,329Other race
  • 3492+ races
  • 10,007Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 33.3%Below poverty level
  • 66.7%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 21.8%Below poverty level
  • 78.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Trenton, NJ

Children below poverty level:
Trenton, New Jersey:

40.0%
State:

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

24.7%
New Jersey:

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

43.1%
New Jersey:

34.7%
Poor families by family type
  • 26.5%Married-couple family
  • 9.2%Male, no wife present
  • 64.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Trenton not in families by work experience
  • 1.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 21.5%Worked part-time
  • 76.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 2.4%Both worked full-time
  • 1.5%One full-time, other part-time
  • 9.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.8%Both worked part-time
  • 32.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 39.3%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
  • 3.1%1995 to 1998
  • 1.6%1990 to 1994
  • 0.7%1980 to 1989
  • 0.5%1970 to 1979
  • 5.2%1960 to 1969
  • 11.3%1950 to 1959
  • 13.1%1940 to 1949
  • 63.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.0%1995 to 1998
  • 1.4%1990 to 1994
  • 0.8%1980 to 1989
  • 1.5%1970 to 1979
  • 3.0%1960 to 1969
  • 10.5%1950 to 1959
  • 13.2%1940 to 1949
  • 68.2%1939 or earlier
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