Poverty

In order to provide a view of poverty in communities, the New Jersey Data Book reports the results of two federal programs administered in the state to aid low-income families. These measures provide a view of childhood poverty in particular, within the municipal footprint of New Jersey. Insights to where poverty is experienced can guide local policy makers and advocates.

TANF

The number of children aged 5-17 years old receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) per thousand persons in the municipality as of January each year, reported by the Bureau of Research and Statistics, Division of Family Development, New Jersey Department of Human Services. The TANF program provides time limited assistance to families with children when the parents or other responsible relatives cannot provide for the family’s basic needs.

SNAP

Measures the number of beneficiaries receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance from the federal program to low-income individuals and families in New Jersey municipalities, reported by the Bureau of Research and Statistics, Division of Family Development, New Jersey Department of Human Services. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) is an important anti-hunger program for low-income New Jersey residents.

Data Availability

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