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.