Poverty and Hunger Statistics in New Jersey

The economy may be improving since the Great Recession, but the recovery is still leaving many New Jersey residents who were hit the hardest behind. Thousands of people are still struggling to get by because of underemployment, stagnant wages and rising costs of living. Food insecurity and poverty exists in every county and congressional district in the country, however the poorest counties in the state are in the southern most part of South Jersey.

Record Number of New Jersey Residents Living in Poverty - nj.com

Poverty Rate in New Jersey

Why is New Jersey's Poverty Rate So High, and What Can Be Done to Lower It?

United States Census Bureau - New Jersey Quick Facts

Food Insecurity in New Jersey

Overall Food Insecurity in New Jersey by County