Lowest Poverty ZIPs in New Jersey

The Top 3

#1

07423 (Ho Ho Kus, NJ)

Poverty Rate of 0.0%

#2

07946 (Millington, NJ)

Poverty Rate of 0.1%

#3

07004 (Fairfield, NJ)

Poverty Rate of 0.4%

About the Rankings

The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey data to estimate the poverty rate. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the ZIPs in New Jersey with the lowest poverty rate below, and the highest poverty rate ZIPs. Only ZIP codes with a low margin of error are included.

Poverty can bring with it many problems: crime, poor housing conditions, low education, and more. In the US, the poverty status is determined at the family level. If the family income is below a threshold, the entire family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold is set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and varies depending on family size, composition, and age. See which areas of the country have done the most to reduce poverty in the list below.

The New Jersey poverty rate from the latest estimates is 10.0% and has fallen 4.3% from 10.4%.

This year saw several big changes. 07946 (Millington, NJ) rose from #7 to #2, 07004 (Fairfield, NJ) fell from #2 to #3, 08559 (Stockton, NJ) rose from #6 to #4, 07711 (Allenhurst, NJ) rose from #21 to #5, and 07856 (Mount Arlington, NJ) ranked for the first time.

The Top 50

   #1
07423 (Ho Ho Kus, NJ)
Previously 0.2%
0.0%
#2
07946 (Millington, NJ)
Previously #7 at 0.7%
0.1%
#3
07004 (Fairfield, NJ)
Previously #2 at 0.4%
0.4%
#4
08559 (Stockton, NJ)
Previously #6 at 0.7%
0.7%
#5
07711 (Allenhurst, NJ)
Previously #21 at 1.6%
0.9%
#6
07856 (Mount Arlington, NJ)
Previously unranked at 2.2%
1.0%
#7
07458 (Saddle River, NJ)
Previously #8 at 0.8%
1.0%
#8
07641 (Haworth, NJ)
Previously #10 at 1.0%
1.0%
#9
07021 (Essex Fells, NJ)
Previously #19 at 1.4%
1.0%
#10
07702 (Shrewsbury, NJ)
Previously #29 at 1.8%
1.1%
#11
07676 (Township Of Washington, NJ)
Previously #35 at 2.0%
1.1%
#12
07078 (Short Hills, NJ)
Previously #33 at 1.9%
1.2%
   #13
07878 (Mount Tabor, NJ)
Previously 1.1%
1.3%
#14
07649 (Oradell, NJ)
Previously #5 at 0.7%
1.4%
#15
08515 (Chesterfield, NJ)
Previously #25 at 1.7%
1.4%
#16
07751 (Morganville, NJ)
Previously #14 at 1.1%
1.5%
#17
07677 (Woodcliff Lake, NJ)
Previously #37 at 2.0%
1.5%
#18
08501 (Allentown, NJ)
Previously #16 at 1.3%
1.5%
#19
08691 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #18 at 1.3%
1.5%
#20
08551 (Ringoes, NJ)
Previously #12 at 1.0%
1.7%
#21
07746 (Marlboro, NJ)
Previously #46 at 2.2%
1.7%
#22
07980 (Stirling, NJ)
Previously #4 at 0.6%
1.7%
#23
08730 (Brielle, NJ)
Previously #30 at 1.9%
1.8%
#24
08502 (Belle Mead, NJ)
Previously #31 at 1.9%
1.8%
#25
08840 (Metuchen, NJ)
Previously #51 at 2.4%
1.9%
#26
07460 (Stockholm, NJ)
Previously #40 at 2.0%
1.9%
#27
08867 (Pittstown, NJ)
Previously #23 at 1.7%
1.9%
#28
07871 (Sparta, NJ)
Previously #52 at 2.4%
1.9%
#29
08221 (Linwood, NJ)
Previously #28 at 1.8%
1.9%
#30
07009 (Cedar Grove, NJ)
Previously unranked at 3.9%
1.9%
#31
08690 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #27 at 1.8%
2.0%
#32
07023 (Fanwood, NJ)
Previously #15 at 1.1%
2.0%
#33
08022 (Columbus, NJ)
Previously #54 at 2.5%
2.0%
#34
07928 (Chatham, NJ)
Previously #41 at 2.1%
2.1%
#35
08055 (Medford, NJ)
Previously #38 at 2.0%
2.1%
#36
08750 (Sea Girt, NJ)
Previously #22 at 1.6%
2.1%
#37
08534 (Pennington, NJ)
Previously #39 at 2.0%
2.1%
#38
07656 (Park Ridge, NJ)
Previously #85 at 3.4%
2.1%
#39
08887 (Three Bridges, NJ)
Previously #20 at 1.4%
2.2%
#40
07632 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
Previously unranked at 3.7%
2.2%
#41
08810 (Dayton, NJ)
Previously #56 at 2.5%
2.2%
#42
07440 (Pequannock, NJ)
Previously #60 at 2.6%
2.2%
#43
07059 (Warren, NJ)
Previously #79 at 3.2%
2.2%
#44
07016 (Cranford, NJ)
Previously #32 at 1.9%
2.3%
#45
07481 (Wyckoff, NJ)
Previously #68 at 3.0%
2.3%
#46
07981 (Whippany, NJ)
Previously #36 at 2.0%
2.3%
#47
07039 (Livingston, NJ)
Previously #43 at 2.2%
2.3%
#48
07456 (Ringwood, NJ)
Previously #53 at 2.4%
2.4%
#49
07446 (Ramsey, NJ)
Previously #48 at 2.3%
2.4%
#50
07082 (Towaco, NJ)
Previously #11 at 1.0%
2.4%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 2.0%

The Bottom 50

   #1
08102 (Camden, NJ)
Previously 53.0%
48.1%
   #2
08103 (Camden, NJ)
Previously 43.0%
41.4%
#3
07108 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #4 at 38.9%
41.1%
#4
08401 (Atlantic City, NJ)
Previously #10 at 36.6%
40.6%
#5
07102 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #3 at 42.5%
38.5%
   #6
08104 (Camden, NJ)
Previously 37.6%
37.8%
#7
07103 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #8 at 37.2%
37.1%
#8
07522 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #12 at 35.2%
36.7%
   #9
07505 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously 36.9%
36.3%
#10
07501 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #7 at 37.4%
36.0%
   #11
08901 (New Brunswick, NJ)
Previously 36.0%
35.5%
#12
07114 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #5 at 38.6%
34.8%
#13
08608 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #23 at 26.3%
33.5%
#14
07055 (Passaic, NJ)
Previously #15 at 31.9%
33.0%
#15
08105 (Camden, NJ)
Previously #13 at 33.8%
32.9%
#16
07524 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #14 at 32.3%
32.8%
#17
08701 (Lakewood, NJ)
Previously #16 at 31.5%
30.1%
   #18
07107 (Newark, NJ)
Previously 28.8%
29.6%
#19
07503 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #17 at 30.7%
28.6%
#20
08609 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #21 at 26.9%
28.0%
#21
07513 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #39 at 21.9%
26.6%
#22
08079 (Salem, NJ)
Previously #27 at 24.5%
25.8%
#23
07106 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #20 at 27.5%
25.6%
   #24
08618 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously 25.8%
24.9%
#25
07104 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #19 at 27.9%
24.8%
   #26
07050 (Orange, NJ)
Previously 25.2%
24.1%
#27
08212 (Cape May Point, NJ)
Previously #44 at 20.6%
24.0%
#28
08611 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #25 at 25.3%
24.0%
#29
07514 (Paterson, NJ)
Previously #22 at 26.6%
23.9%
#30
08232 (Pleasantville, NJ)
Previously #28 at 24.4%
23.2%
#31
07111 (Irvington, NJ)
Previously #33 at 23.4%
23.1%
#32
07087 (Union City, NJ)
Previously #29 at 24.3%
23.0%
#33
08302 (Bridgeton, NJ)
Previously #41 at 21.0%
22.8%
#34
07112 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #31 at 23.6%
22.5%
#35
07305 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #32 at 23.5%
22.0%
#36
07306 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #34 at 23.0%
22.0%
#37
08028 (Glassboro, NJ)
Previously #51 at 19.6%
21.8%
#38
07018 (East Orange, NJ)
Previously #30 at 24.0%
21.8%
#39
08045 (Lawnside, NJ)
Previously #61 at 18.3%
21.5%
#40
07105 (Newark, NJ)
Previously #43 at 20.8%
21.2%
#41
07304 (Jersey City, NJ)
Previously #35 at 22.8%
21.0%
   #42
07093 (West New York, NJ)
Previously 20.9%
21.0%
#43
08638 (Trenton, NJ)
Previously #49 at 19.7%
21.0%
#44
08311 (Cedarville, NJ)
Previously #36 at 22.7%
20.8%
#45
07206 (Elizabethport, NJ)
Previously #40 at 21.3%
20.7%
   #46
08069 (Penns Grove, NJ)
Previously 19.9%
20.2%
#47
08031 (Bellmawr, NJ)
Previously #62 at 18.0%
20.2%
#48
08861 (Perth Amboy, NJ)
Previously #47 at 19.8%
20.2%
#49
07734 (Keansburg, NJ)
Previously #66 at 17.1%
20.1%
#50
08066 (Paulsboro, NJ)
Previously #37 at 22.7%
19.9%
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 25.0%


Data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2017.

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