The 2009-2013 ACS five-year estimates are available at the county subdivision, census tract and block group level.
NJ’s poverty rate increased from10.8% in 2013 to 11.4% in 2013 and actual poverty numbers 934,943 people in 2012 to 998,549 million people in 2013.
If UI had not become less effective at reducing poverty among unemployed workers between 2010 and 2012, the poverty rate would have fallen over that period to 14.7%.
A very real potential effect is that poor families who rely on aid through the TANF could lose their job training funding and child care subsidies.
Nearly 65 percent of Camden residents lived in poverty, and 79 percent of children lived in poverty. Poverty topped 50 percent in Passaic, Lakewood, Paterson, Trenton and Newark.