Poverty Data from the U.S. Census Bureau

The following reflects data for the six southern New Jersey counties we serve.
Last updated 5/25/16.

Population Below Federal Poverty Line:

County Estimated number of people below federal poverty line Estimated percent of total population below federal poverty line Estimated number of children under 18 years of age below federal poverty line Estimated percent of children below federal poverty line
Atlantic County 40,852 15.2% 13,910 22.7%
Camden County 66,176 13.1% 22,787 19.6%
Cape May County 10,483 11.1% 16,169 19.9%
Cumberland County 26,192 18% 9,588 26.4%
Gloucester County 22,707 8% 6,733 10%
Salem County 8,693 13.5% 3,471 23.7%
TOTAL 175,103 10% 72,658 22.6%

 

Homelessness in the Diocese of Camden*

Number of Homeless Persons by County and Percentage of State Total

County Total Homeless Persons % of Total Homeless in NJ
Atlantic 476 5.3%
Camden 683 7.6%
Cape May 133 1.5%
Cumberland 140 1.6%
Gloucester 112 1.1%
Salem 40 0.1%
Diocese of Camden Total 1,584 17.7%

*Source: NJ 2016 Counts! Report: New Jersey’s 2015 Point-In-Time Count of the Homeless

Unemployment Rate

Location/Region Atlantic County Camden County Cape May County Cumberland County Gloucester County Salem County Diocese of Camden Total
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 7.6% 6% 7.7% 6.7% 7.8%

State of NJ: 6.5% (April 2016
United States: 5.5%

 

Households Receiving Public Assistance

With Supplemental Security Income With cash public assistance income With Food Stamp/SNAP benefits in the past 12 months
Atlantic County 5,744
5.7%
3,785
3.7%
12,627
12.5%
Camden County 11,209
6%
7,230
3.9%
22,091
11.8%
Cape May County 1,953
4.8%
957
2.3%
2,887
7%
Cumberland County 4,065
8.1%
3,111
6.2%
8,798
17.5 %
Gloucester County 4,765
4.60%
4,532
4.30%
8,383
8%
Salem County 1,440
5.8%
1,012
4.1%
2,855
11.6%
TOTAL 29,167
6%
20,627
4%
57,641
11%

 

Median (most common) and Mean (average) Family Income and *Per Capita Income

Median Family Income Mean Family Income Per Capita Income
Atlantic County $66,360 $83,589 $27,411
Camden County $76,671 $95,083 $30,667
Cape May County $75,370 $92,068 $33,499
Cumberland County $59,327 $73,627 $22,425
Gloucester County $90,352 $105,523 $33,609
Salem County $73,770 $86,520 $28,987

 

*Per capita income is the mean money income received in the past 12 months computed for every man, woman, and child in a geographic area. It is derived by dividing the total income of all people 15 years old and over in a geographic area by the total population in that area.