Food Stamps in New Jersey (State)

Income On and Off Food Stamps#1

Median income among households that do and do not receive food stamps.
Scope: households in the United States and New Jersey
New Jersey
United States
$0k $20k $40k $60k Count All On Food Stamps Not On Food Stamps $71,629.000000 $53,046.000000 $71,629.000000 $71.6k 3,186,418 3.19M $19,484.000000 $18,958.000000 $19,484.000000 $19.5k 248,914 249k $76,947.000000 $59,223.000000 $76,947.000000 $76.9k 2,937,504 2.94M

Characteristics of Households Receiving Food Stamps#2

Households with given characteristics as a percentage of all households that receive food stamps.
Scope: households in the United States and New Jersey
New Jersey
United States
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% % Children Single Mom Married Disability 1 Over 60 1 Poverty 2 54.010220% 55.480333% 54.010220% 54.0% 12.173% 12.2% 32.305535% 30.010886% 32.305535% 32.3% 31.039% 31.0% 16.109178% 19.123383% 16.109178% 16.1% 5.258% 5.26% 42.670963% 44.003465% 42.670963% 42.7% 15.307% 15.3% 31.406028% 25.964742% 31.406028% 31.4% 6.687% 6.69% 49.509871% 52.292527% 49.509871% 49.5% 38.370% 38.4%

Characteristics of Households Not Receiving Food Stamps#3

Households with given characteristics as a percentage of all households that do not receive food stamps.
Scope: households in the United States and New Jersey
New Jersey
United States
0% 10% 20% 30% % Children Single Mom Married Disability 1 Over 60 1 Poverty 2 33.021334% 29.746355% 33.021334% 33.0% 87.827% 87.8% 6.082034% 5.583296% 6.082034% 6.1% 68.961% 69.0% 24.594452% 21.673616% 24.594452% 24.6% 94.742% 94.7% 20.005964% 21.892097% 20.005964% 20.0% 84.693% 84.7% 37.136732% 36.112181% 37.136732% 37.1% 93.313% 93.3% 6.738374% 8.805676% 6.738374% 6.7% 61.630% 61.6%

On Food Stamps by Race#4

Percentage of given ethno-racial group on food stamps.
Scope: households in the United States and New Jersey
New Jersey
United States
0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Count % Other 1 Black 1 Mixed 1 Hispanic 2 All Races Asian 1 White 3 20.879839% 23.171446% 20.879839% 20.9% 32,251 32.3k 267.288687% 267% 18.680745% 27.142950% 18.680745% 18.7% 78,679 78.7k 239.137457% 239% 17.668726% 19.715431% 17.668726% 17.7% 8,778 226.182328% 226% 16.505777% 20.135492% 16.505777% 16.5% 45,003 45.0k 211.295081% 211% 7.811718% 12.403169% 7.811718% 7.8% 248,914 249k 100.000000% 100% 3.716943% 6.995070% 3.716943% 3.7% 8,651 47.581637% 48% 3.675236% 8.507383% 3.675236% 3.7% 75,552 75.6k 47.047722% 47%

Map of Food Stamps by County in New Jersey

Food Stamps Food Stamps by County#5

Percentage of households (%):
2.6%5.3%8.0%10.6%13.3%16.0%
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Map of Food Stamps by County Subdivision in New Jersey

Food Stamps Food Stamps by County Subdivision#6

Percentage of households (%):
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Food Stamps by Place in New Jersey

There are 545 places in New Jersey. This section compares the 50 most populous of those to each other, New Jersey, and other entities that contain or substantially overlap with New Jersey. The least populous of the compared places has a population of 19,685.

Most Food Stamps by Place#7

Food Stamp recipients as a percentage of all households.
Scope: population of New Jersey, selected places in New Jersey, and entities that contain New Jersey
0% 10% 20% 30% Count # Camden Passaic Lakewood Paterson Atlantic City Bridgeton Newark Trenton Union City East Orange Pleasantville West New York New Brunswick Plainfield Vineland Elizabeth Millville Perth Amboy Lodi Jersey City Garfield United States of America United States Middle Atlantic Northeast Carteret Long Branch Bayonne Hackensack Roselle Kearny New Jersey North Plainfield N Plainfield Rahway Clifton Linden Toms River Englewood Elmwood Park Hoboken Cliffside Park Cliffside Pk Palisades Park Palisades Pk Bergenfield Woodbridge Old Bridge Somerset Fort Lee Sayreville Fair Lawn Princeton Westfield Summit South Plainfield S Plainfield Ridgewood Paramus 37.742631% 37.742631% 37.7% 9,450 1 31.616808% 31.616808% 31.6% 6,373 2 30.794213% 30.794213% 30.8% 3,129 3 29.348198% 29.348198% 29.3% 12,873 12.9k 4 27.682161% 27.682161% 27.7% 4,407 5 26.689246% 26.689246% 26.7% 1,576 6 26.606975% 26.606975% 26.6% 24,575 24.6k 7 24.955475% 24.955475% 25.0% 7,006 8 23.650787% 23.650787% 23.7% 5,307 9 23.068023% 23.068023% 23.1% 5,782 10 21.542553% 21.542553% 21.5% 1,458 11 19.289368% 19.289368% 19.3% 3,545 12 17.104512% 17.104512% 17.1% 2,396 13 17.091485% 17.091485% 17.1% 2,481 14 16.942425% 16.942425% 16.9% 3,543 15 15.435560% 15.435560% 15.4% 6,083 16 15.409963% 15.409963% 15.4% 1,590 17 13.766506% 13.766506% 13.8% 2,231 18 13.466307% 13.466307% 13.5% 1,249 19 12.999927% 12.999927% 13.0% 12,511 12.5k 20 12.975556% 12.975556% 13.0% 1,412 21 12.403169% 12.403169% 12.4% 14,339,330 14.3M 12.259594% 12.259594% 12.3% 1,885,475 1.89M 12.145407% 12.145407% 12.1% 2,551,108 2.55M 12.098828% 12.098828% 12.1% 950 22 10.355128% 10.355128% 10.4% 1,248 23 9.612122% 9.612122% 9.6% 2,436 24 9.380997% 9.380997% 9.4% 1,711 25 9.280463% 9.280463% 9.3% 770 26 8.771542% 8.771542% 8.8% 1,191 27 7.811718% 7.811718% 7.8% 248,914 249k 7.725789% 7.725789% 7.7% 568 28 7.491952% 7.491952% 7.5% 768 29 7.350463% 7.350463% 7.4% 2,137 30 7.113543% 7.113543% 7.1% 1,040 31 6.445242% 6.445242% 6.4% 2,154 32 6.223134% 6.223134% 6.2% 637 33 6.095319% 6.095319% 6.1% 431 34 5.529858% 5.529858% 5.5% 1,327 35 5.518248% 5.518248% 5.5% 567 36 5.288200% 5.288200% 5.3% 389 37 5.184458% 5.184458% 5.2% 475 38 4.944309% 4.944309% 4.9% 364 39 4.526858% 4.526858% 4.5% 343 40 3.957694% 3.957694% 4.0% 348 41 3.822302% 3.822302% 3.8% 641 42 3.816598% 3.816598% 3.8% 596 43 3.325277% 3.325277% 3.3% 399 44 1.894061% 1.894061% 1.9% 177 45 1.880878% 1.880878% 1.9% 192 46 1.825479% 1.825479% 1.8% 141 47 1.628543% 1.628543% 1.6% 131 48 1.505916% 1.505916% 1.5% 126 49 1.278327% 1.278327% 1.3% 110 50

Food Stamps by Metro Area in New Jersey

There are 7 metro areas that are fully or partially contained within New Jersey (4 fully and 3 partially). This section compares all 7 of those to each other, New Jersey, and other entities that contain or substantially overlap with New Jersey.

Most Food Stamps by Metro Area#8

Food Stamp recipients as a percentage of all households.
Scope: population of New Jersey, selected metro areas in New Jersey, and entities that contain New Jersey
0% 5% 10% 15% Count # Vineland and Bridgeton Metro Area Vineland Area New York, Newark, and Jersey City Metro Area New York Area United States of America United States Middle Atlantic Northeast Atlantic City and Hammonton Metro Area Atlantic City Philadelphia, Camden, and Wilmington Metro Area Philadelphia Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton Metro Area Allentown Trenton Metro Area Trenton Area New Jersey Ocean City Metro Area Ocean City 15.924698% 15.924698% 15.9% 8,070 1 12.641640% 12.641640% 12.6% 894,872 895k 2 12.403169% 12.403169% 12.4% 14,339,330 14.3M 12.259594% 12.259594% 12.3% 1,885,475 1.89M 12.145407% 12.145407% 12.1% 2,551,108 2.55M 11.613299% 11.613299% 11.6% 11,740 11.7k 3 11.248249% 11.248249% 11.2% 250,457 250k 4 9.899822% 9.899822% 9.9% 30,971 31.0k 5 8.147361% 8.147361% 8.1% 10,653 10.7k 6 7.811718% 7.811718% 7.8% 248,914 249k 6.029022% 6.029022% 6.0% 2,551 7

Food Stamps by County in New Jersey

There are 21 counties in New Jersey. This section compares all 21 of those to each other, New Jersey, and other entities that contain or substantially overlap with New Jersey.

Most Food Stamps by County#9

Food Stamp recipients as a percentage of all households.
Scope: population of New Jersey, selected counties in New Jersey, and entities that contain New Jersey
0% 5% 10% 15% Count # Cumberland County Cumberland Passaic County Passaic Essex County Essex Hudson County Hudson United States of America United States Middle Atlantic Northeast Atlantic County Atlantic Salem County Salem Camden County Camden Mercer County Mercer New Jersey Union County Union Gloucester County Gloucester Ocean County Ocean Warren County Warren Cape May County Cape May Middlesex County Middlesex Burlington County Burlington Monmouth County Monmouth Bergen County Bergen Sussex County Sussex Somerset County Somerset Morris County Morris Hunterdon County Hunterdon 15.924698% 15.924698% 15.9% 8,070 1 14.797315% 14.797315% 14.8% 24,052 24.1k 2 14.612588% 14.612588% 14.6% 40,521 40.5k 3 12.694618% 12.694618% 12.7% 30,959 31.0k 4 12.403169% 12.403169% 12.4% 14,339,330 14.3M 12.259594% 12.259594% 12.3% 1,885,475 1.89M 12.145407% 12.145407% 12.1% 2,551,108 2.55M 11.613299% 11.613299% 11.6% 11,740 11.7k 5 11.038675% 11.038675% 11.0% 2,760 6 11.017287% 11.017287% 11.0% 20,706 20.7k 7 8.147361% 8.147361% 8.1% 10,653 10.7k 8 7.811718% 7.811718% 7.8% 248,914 249k 7.363478% 7.363478% 7.4% 13,658 13.7k 9 7.065150% 7.065150% 7.1% 7,358 10 6.860137% 6.860137% 6.9% 15,214 15.2k 11 6.087355% 6.087355% 6.1% 2,524 12 6.029022% 6.029022% 6.0% 2,551 13 4.757143% 4.757143% 4.8% 13,367 13.4k 14 4.673928% 4.673928% 4.7% 7,711 15 4.418385% 4.418385% 4.4% 10,335 10.3k 16 4.405495% 4.405495% 4.4% 14,777 14.8k 17 3.792058% 3.792058% 3.8% 2,076 18 3.191351% 3.191351% 3.2% 3,687 19 2.750675% 2.750675% 2.8% 4,942 20 2.676435% 2.676435% 2.7% 1,253 21

Food Stamps by County Subdivision in New Jersey

There are 570 county subdivisions in New Jersey. This section compares the 50 most populous of those to each other, New Jersey, and other entities that contain or substantially overlap with New Jersey. The least populous of the compared county subdivisions has a population of 41,458.

Most Food Stamps by County Subdivision#10

Food Stamp recipients as a percentage of all households.
Scope: population of New Jersey, selected county subdivisions in New Jersey, and entities that contain New Jersey
0% 10% 20% 30% Count # Camden Passaic Paterson Newark Trenton Union City East Orange Lakewood Township Lakewood Town of West New York W New York Irvington Township Irvington New Brunswick Plainfield Vineland Elizabeth Perth Amboy North Bergen Township N Bergen Jersey City United States of America United States Middle Atlantic Northeast Bayonne Hackensack New Jersey Clifton Toms River Township Toms Riv Egg Harbor Township Egg Hbr Hoboken Gloucester Township Gloucester Hamilton Township Hamilton Bloomfield Township Bloomfield Berkeley Township Berkeley Washington Township Washington Manchester Township Manchester Brick Township Brick West Orange Township W Orange Woodbridge Township Woodbridge Union Township Union Sayreville Franklin Township Franklin Old Bridge Township Old Brg Jackson Township Jackson North Brunswick Township N Brunswick Bridgewater Township Bridgewater East Brunswick Township E Brunswick Cherry Hill Township Cherry Hl Parsippany-Troy Hills Township Parsippany-Troy Hls Edison Township Edison Howell Township Howell Wayne Township Wayne Mount Laurel Township Mt Laurel South Brunswick Township S Brunswick Middletown Township Middletown Piscataway Township Piscataway Evesham Township Evesham 37.742631% 37.742631% 37.7% 9,450 1 31.616808% 31.616808% 31.6% 6,373 2 29.348198% 29.348198% 29.3% 12,873 12.9k 3 26.606975% 26.606975% 26.6% 24,575 24.6k 4 24.955475% 24.955475% 25.0% 7,006 5 23.650787% 23.650787% 23.7% 5,307 6 23.068023% 23.068023% 23.1% 5,782 7 21.612385% 21.612385% 21.6% 5,249 8 19.289368% 19.289368% 19.3% 3,545 9 18.370583% 18.370583% 18.4% 3,707 10 17.104512% 17.104512% 17.1% 2,396 11 17.091485% 17.091485% 17.1% 2,481 12 16.942425% 16.942425% 16.9% 3,543 13 15.435560% 15.435560% 15.4% 6,083 14 13.766506% 13.766506% 13.8% 2,231 15 13.151675% 13.151675% 13.2% 2,838 16 12.999927% 12.999927% 13.0% 12,511 12.5k 17 12.403169% 12.403169% 12.4% 14,339,330 14.3M 12.259594% 12.259594% 12.3% 1,885,475 1.89M 12.145407% 12.145407% 12.1% 2,551,108 2.55M 9.612122% 9.612122% 9.6% 2,436 18 9.380997% 9.380997% 9.4% 1,711 19 7.811718% 7.811718% 7.8% 248,914 249k 7.350463% 7.350463% 7.4% 2,137 20 6.318089% 6.318089% 6.3% 2,198 21 6.057957% 6.057957% 6.1% 901 22 5.529858% 5.529858% 5.5% 1,327 23 5.367183% 5.367183% 5.4% 1,241 24 5.030533% 5.030533% 5.0% 1,697 25 4.975124% 4.975124% 5.0% 880 26 4.645524% 4.645524% 4.6% 958 27 4.433754% 4.433754% 4.4% 765 28 4.386977% 4.386977% 4.4% 989 29 4.172782% 4.172782% 4.2% 1,251 30 4.085235% 4.085235% 4.1% 648 31 4.060216% 4.060216% 4.1% 1,389 32 4.011843% 4.011843% 4.0% 813 33 3.816598% 3.816598% 3.8% 596 34 3.782245% 3.782245% 3.8% 890 35 3.726057% 3.726057% 3.7% 889 36 3.619221% 3.619221% 3.6% 714 37 3.577314% 3.577314% 3.6% 521 38 3.361290% 3.361290% 3.4% 517 39 3.345060% 3.345060% 3.3% 561 40 3.318256% 3.318256% 3.3% 873 41 3.240460% 3.240460% 3.2% 642 42 3.116686% 3.116686% 3.1% 1,066 43 3.017731% 3.017731% 3.0% 531 44 2.629561% 2.629561% 2.6% 480 45 2.565571% 2.565571% 2.6% 448 46 2.393972% 2.393972% 2.4% 359 47 2.306666% 2.306666% 2.3% 553 48 2.167327% 2.167327% 2.2% 372 49 1.878805% 1.878805% 1.9% 324 50

Food Stamps by State in the United States

There are 50 states in the United States. This section compares New Jersey to all of the states in the United States and to those entities that contain or substantially overlap with New Jersey.

Most Food Stamps by State#11

Food Stamp recipients as a percentage of all households.
Scope: population of New Jersey, selected other states in the United States, and entities that contain New Jersey
0% 5% 10% 15% Count # Oregon Mississippi Tennessee Kentucky Michigan Maine Louisiana West Virginia Alabama South Carolina S Carolina Arkansas New York Ohio Georgia New Mexico Rhode Island North Carolina N Carolina Oklahoma Washington Missouri Vermont Florida Texas Arizona United States of America United States Middle Atlantic Idaho Northeast Indiana Delaware Illinois Pennsylvania Wisconsin Massachusetts Iowa South Dakota Connecticut Alaska Nevada Montana Hawaii Maryland Kansas Virginia Utah Nebraska Minnesota California Colorado New Hampshire North Dakota New Jersey Wyoming 18.179097% 18.179097% 18.2% 275,678 276k 1 17.385322% 17.385322% 17.4% 189,165 189k 2 16.901779% 16.901779% 16.9% 418,352 418k 3 16.753550% 16.753550% 16.8% 283,972 284k 4 16.712169% 16.712169% 16.7% 638,953 639k 5 16.703351% 16.703351% 16.7% 92,507 92.5k 6 16.633643% 16.633643% 16.6% 284,078 284k 7 15.328909% 15.328909% 15.3% 113,647 114k 8 15.237754% 15.237754% 15.2% 280,174 280k 9 14.775894% 14.775894% 14.8% 263,048 263k 10 14.642793% 14.642793% 14.6% 165,423 165k 11 14.522548% 14.522548% 14.5% 1,050,669 1.05M 12 14.453924% 14.453924% 14.5% 658,760 659k 13 14.357791% 14.357791% 14.4% 505,121 505k 14 14.299851% 14.299851% 14.3% 108,956 109k 15 14.092641% 14.092641% 14.1% 57,788 57.8k 16 13.771876% 13.771876% 13.8% 511,703 512k 17 13.666616% 13.666616% 13.7% 197,357 197k 18 13.644382% 13.644382% 13.6% 358,728 359k 19 13.608863% 13.608863% 13.6% 321,187 321k 20 13.399402% 13.399402% 13.4% 34,437 34.4k 21 13.270899% 13.270899% 13.3% 950,061 950k 22 13.203374% 13.203374% 13.2% 1,173,314 1.17M 23 13.176874% 13.176874% 13.2% 312,330 312k 24 12.403169% 12.403169% 12.4% 14,339,330 14.3M 12.259594% 12.259594% 12.3% 1,885,475 1.89M 12.228590% 12.228590% 12.2% 70,901 70.9k 25 12.145407% 12.145407% 12.1% 2,551,108 2.55M 12.099035% 12.099035% 12.1% 300,273 300k 26 12.090901% 12.090901% 12.1% 40,590 40.6k 27 11.821030% 11.821030% 11.8% 564,185 564k 28 11.816086% 11.816086% 11.8% 585,892 586k 29 11.743008% 11.743008% 11.7% 268,719 269k 30 11.667188% 11.667188% 11.7% 295,197 295k 31 11.195413% 11.195413% 11.2% 137,317 137k 32 10.765127% 10.765127% 10.8% 34,786 34.8k 33 10.681573% 10.681573% 10.7% 144,826 145k 34 10.417270% 10.417270% 10.4% 26,241 26.2k 35 10.360695% 10.360695% 10.4% 103,505 104k 36 10.222058% 10.222058% 10.2% 41,453 41.5k 37 10.188073% 10.188073% 10.2% 45,823 45.8k 38 9.464039% 9.464039% 9.5% 203,121 203k 39 9.368989% 9.368989% 9.4% 104,037 104k 40 9.141180% 9.141180% 9.1% 276,314 276k 41 8.970308% 8.970308% 9.0% 79,546 79.5k 42 8.901923% 8.901923% 8.9% 64,609 64.6k 43 8.202656% 8.202656% 8.2% 172,849 173k 44 8.073456% 8.073456% 8.1% 1,012,610 1.01M 45 8.031539% 8.031539% 8.0% 158,831 159k 46 7.887775% 7.887775% 7.9% 40,878 40.9k 47 7.862290% 7.862290% 7.9% 22,586 22.6k 48 7.811718% 7.811718% 7.8% 248,914 249k 49 5.974978% 5.974978% 6.0% 13,315 13.3k 50

Food Stamps by State in the Northeast

There are 9 states in the Northeast. This section compares New Jersey to all of the states in the Northeast and to those entities that contain or substantially overlap with New Jersey.

Most Food Stamps by State#12

Food Stamp recipients as a percentage of all households.
Scope: population of New Jersey, selected other states in the Northeast, and entities that contain New Jersey
0% 5% 10% 15% Count # Maine New York Rhode Island Vermont United States of America United States Middle Atlantic Northeast Pennsylvania Massachusetts Connecticut New Hampshire New Jersey 16.703351% 16.703351% 16.7% 92,507 92.5k 1 14.522548% 14.522548% 14.5% 1,050,669 1.05M 2 14.092641% 14.092641% 14.1% 57,788 57.8k 3 13.399402% 13.399402% 13.4% 34,437 34.4k 4 12.403169% 12.403169% 12.4% 14,339,330 14.3M 12.259594% 12.259594% 12.3% 1,885,475 1.89M 12.145407% 12.145407% 12.1% 2,551,108 2.55M 11.816086% 11.816086% 11.8% 585,892 586k 5 11.667188% 11.667188% 11.7% 295,197 295k 6 10.681573% 10.681573% 10.7% 144,826 145k 7 7.887775% 7.887775% 7.9% 40,878 40.9k 8 7.811718% 7.811718% 7.8% 248,914 249k 9

Definitions

  • Food Stamps: formally called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a program to provide monetary assistance to low income households for the purpose of purchasing food

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