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


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29.8% of Camden, NJ residents had an income below the poverty level in 2022, which was 67.5% greater than the poverty level of 9.7% across the entire state of New Jersey. 23.6% of high school graduates and 35.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 32.0% among disabled residents. The renting rate among poor residents was 79.5%. For comparison, it was 52.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Camden, NJ

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
Camden:

29.8%
Whole state:

9.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
Camden:

13.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

Poverty rate among disabled residents:
Camden:

32.0%
New Jersey:

16.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor residents (it is 24.4% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Camden:

27.1%
New Jersey:

19.6%

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

79.5%
Residents above poverty level:

52.1%

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)
  • 52.0%Under 5 years
  • 31.7%5 years
  • 47.3%6 to 11 years
  • 53.0%12 to 14 years
  • 35.0%15 years
  • 14.1%16 and 17 years
  • 24.4%18 to 24 years
  • 25.2%25 to 34 years
  • 19.0%35 to 44 years
  • 15.5%45 to 54 years
  • 17.7%55 to 64 years
  • 39.1%65 to 74 years
  • 17.9%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)
  • 29.0%Under 5 years
  • 38.5%6 to 11 years
  • 39.3%12 to 14 years
  • 22.4%15 years
  • 6.0%16 and 17 years
  • 30.2%18 to 24 years
  • 35.8%25 to 34 years
  • 38.0%35 to 44 years
  • 36.0%45 to 54 years
  • 29.9%55 to 64 years
  • 15.8%65 to 74 years
  • 34.5%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)
  • 8.7%Under 6 years
  • 22.9%6 to 11 years
  • 19.4%12 to 17 years
  • 13.1%18 to 24 years
  • 15.8%25 to 34 years
  • 11.4%35 to 44 years
  • 14.3%45 to 54 years
  • 13.4%55 to 64 years
  • 3.2%65 to 74 years
  • 3.3%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 (%)
  • 31.3%White
  • 32.7%Black
  • 91.8%American Indian
  • 33.9%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 25.5%Other race
  • 26.5%2+ races
  • 26.8%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)
  • 575White
  • 9,502Black
  • 641American Indian
  • 491Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 7,233Other race
  • 2,2492+ races
  • 9,965Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 30.5%Below poverty level
  • 69.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 27.5%Below poverty level
  • 72.5%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Camden, NJ

Children below poverty level:
Camden, New Jersey:

44.3%
State:

12.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates:
Camden:

23.6%
New Jersey:

7.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school:
Camden:

35.2%
New Jersey:

21.4%
Poor families by family type
  • 13.5%Married-couple family
  • 9.3%Male, no wife present
  • 77.2%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Camden not in families by work experience
  • 1.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 24.8%Worked part-time
  • 74.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.3%Both worked full-time
  • 8.6%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 8.7%Both worked part-time
  • 46.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 23.9%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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