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


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28.6% of Camden, NJ residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 68.0% greater than the poverty level of 9.2% across the entire state of New Jersey. Taking into account residents not living in families, 31.5% of high school graduates and 49.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 31.3% among disabled males and 40.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.4%. For comparison, it was 43.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Camden, NJ

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

28.6%
Whole state:

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

14.4%
Whole state:

4.1%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Camden:

31.3%
New Jersey:

11.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 28.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Camden:

29.0%
New Jersey:

28.1%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Camden:

40.2%
New Jersey:

15.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 27.4% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Camden:

30.7%
New Jersey:

29.6%

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

74.4%
Residents above poverty level:

43.2%

Poverty by age in Camden, NJ

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Camden
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Camden,NJ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 44.4%Under 5 years
  • 7.3%5 years
  • 37.1%6 to 11 years
  • 41.0%12 to 14 years
  • 39.4%15 years
  • 32.3%16 and 17 years
  • 1.4%18 to 24 years
  • 31.6%25 to 34 years
  • 12.2%35 to 44 years
  • 42.6%45 to 54 years
  • 1.0%55 to 64 years
  • 38.6%65 to 74 years
  • 4.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Camden
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Camden,NJ (percentage below poverty level)
  • 37.6%Under 5 years
  • 43.7%5 years
  • 29.3%6 to 11 years
  • 63.5%12 to 14 years
  • 51.8%15 years
  • 39.9%16 and 17 years
  • 9.2%18 to 24 years
  • 30.2%25 to 34 years
  • 27.5%35 to 44 years
  • 36.1%45 to 54 years
  • 17.2%55 to 64 years
  • 37.2%65 to 74 years
  • 39.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Camden, NJ
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Camden,NJ (% below half of poverty level)
  • 28.0%Under 5 years
  • 34.6%5 years
  • 26.9%6 to 11 years
  • 22.1%12 to 14 years
  • 17.1%15 years
  • 17.3%16 and 17 years
  • 17.5%18 to 24 years
  • 20.0%25 to 34 years
  • 14.1%35 to 44 years
  • 12.7%45 to 54 years
  • 12.8%55 to 64 years
  • 6.7%65 to 74 years
  • 7.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Camden, NJ

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Camden, NJ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Camden, NJ (%)
  • 32.4%White
  • 20.8%Black
  • 53.3%American Indian
  • 35.9%Asian
  • 31.7%Native Hawaiian
  • 47.4%Other race
  • 28.5%2+ races
  • 37.1%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Camden, NJ
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Camden, NJ (absolute numbers)
  • 1,095White
  • 6,191Black
  • 256American Indian
  • 590Asian
  • 19Native Hawaiian
  • 10,348Other race
  • 9332+ races
  • 14,373Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 28.5%Below poverty level
  • 71.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 29.2%Below poverty level
  • 70.8%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Camden, NJ

Children below poverty level:
Camden, New Jersey:

39.2%
State:

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

31.5%
New Jersey:

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

49.8%
New Jersey:

34.7%
Poor families by family type
  • 15.6%Married-couple family
  • 14.8%Male, no wife present
  • 69.6%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Camden not in families by work experience
  • 2.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 21.6%Worked part-time
  • 75.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.7%Both worked full-time
  • 6.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 12.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 3.7%Both worked part-time
  • 35.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 41.9%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
  • 0.6%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 0.8%1980 to 1989
  • 6.0%1970 to 1979
  • 6.1%1960 to 1969
  • 18.4%1950 to 1959
  • 25.3%1940 to 1949
  • 41.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.1%1995 to 1998
  • 0.9%1990 to 1994
  • 1.0%1980 to 1989
  • 4.4%1970 to 1979
  • 7.1%1960 to 1969
  • 19.2%1950 to 1959
  • 21.7%1940 to 1949
  • 44.4%1939 or earlier
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