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New Jersey

State Facts

Minimum Wage$13.00
2-Bedroom Housing Wage$31.32
Number of Renter Households1,177,627
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
300,702
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
26%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
497,769
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
42%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$676/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$873/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,455/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,344/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,628/mo

Working at minimum wage $13.00/hr

Each week you have to work 80 hours

To afford a modest 1 bedroom rental home at Fair Market Rent

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Number of Households
Total 3,272,054 101,103 510,740 261,289 455,339 467,689 720,870 40,670 489,645 131,440 50,947 42,322 101,103 342,059 168,195 190,660 40,670 50,947 290,680 106,376 261,289 47,647 131,440 287,971 238,235 184,162 229,454 168,681 24,414 119,721 54,166 191,862 42,322
Renter 1,177,627 33,446 200,838 176,747 141,316 106,256 297,565 8,947 135,856 47,972 17,178 11,506 33,446 120,456 41,852 65,663 8,947 17,178 161,665 20,801 176,747 7,669 47,972 104,592 61,119 48,175 45,137 80,382 7,540 29,055 8,878 78,847 11,506
Percent Renters 36% 33% 39% 68% 31% 23% 41% 22% 28% 36% 34% 27% 33% 35% 25% 34% 22% 34% 56% 20% 68% 16% 36% 36% 26% 26% 20% 48% 31% 24% 16% 41% 27%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $22.52 $18.19 $23.79 $30.96 $24.52 $21.00 $19.56 $18.71 $18.08 $20.62 $18.65 $19.00 $18.19 $23.79 $18.08 $18.08 $18.71 $18.65 $19.56 $18.08 $30.96 $24.52 $20.62 $24.52 $21.00 $19.56 $21.00 $23.79 $18.08 $24.52 $19.56 $19.56 $19.00
One-Bedroom $25.84 $21.29 $28.48 $32.90 $27.98 $23.65 $23.52 $21.40 $20.60 $23.58 $20.40 $21.40 $21.29 $28.48 $20.60 $20.60 $21.40 $20.40 $23.52 $20.60 $32.90 $27.98 $23.58 $27.98 $23.65 $23.52 $23.65 $28.48 $20.60 $27.98 $23.52 $23.52 $21.40
Two-Bedroom $31.32 $27.06 $33.38 $37.92 $35.60 $29.96 $28.44 $28.17 $24.96 $31.02 $26.48 $26.25 $27.06 $33.38 $24.96 $24.96 $28.17 $26.48 $28.44 $24.96 $37.92 $35.60 $31.02 $35.60 $29.96 $28.44 $29.96 $33.38 $24.96 $35.60 $28.44 $28.44 $26.25
Three-Bedroom $39.57 $37.92 $41.52 $46.88 $44.00 $41.19 $36.29 $34.92 $30.87 $38.35 $34.87 $32.44 $37.92 $41.52 $30.87 $30.87 $34.92 $34.87 $36.29 $30.87 $46.88 $44.00 $38.35 $44.00 $41.19 $36.29 $41.19 $41.52 $30.87 $44.00 $36.29 $36.29 $32.44
Four-Bedroom $45.66 $41.98 $51.75 $51.42 $48.98 $45.65 $43.25 $38.21 $35.33 $42.06 $38.94 $35.92 $41.98 $51.75 $35.33 $35.33 $38.21 $38.94 $43.25 $35.33 $51.42 $48.98 $42.06 $48.98 $45.65 $43.25 $45.65 $51.75 $35.33 $48.98 $43.25 $43.25 $35.92
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $1,171 $946 $1,237 $1,610 $1,275 $1,092 $1,017 $973 $940 $1,072 $970 $988 $946 $1,237 $940 $940 $973 $970 $1,017 $940 $1,610 $1,275 $1,072 $1,275 $1,092 $1,017 $1,092 $1,237 $940 $1,275 $1,017 $1,017 $988
One-Bedroom $1,344 $1,107 $1,481 $1,711 $1,455 $1,230 $1,223 $1,113 $1,071 $1,226 $1,061 $1,113 $1,107 $1,481 $1,071 $1,071 $1,113 $1,061 $1,223 $1,071 $1,711 $1,455 $1,226 $1,455 $1,230 $1,223 $1,230 $1,481 $1,071 $1,455 $1,223 $1,223 $1,113
Two-Bedroom $1,628 $1,407 $1,736 $1,972 $1,851 $1,558 $1,479 $1,465 $1,298 $1,613 $1,377 $1,365 $1,407 $1,736 $1,298 $1,298 $1,465 $1,377 $1,479 $1,298 $1,972 $1,851 $1,613 $1,851 $1,558 $1,479 $1,558 $1,736 $1,298 $1,851 $1,479 $1,479 $1,365
Three-Bedroom $2,058 $1,972 $2,159 $2,438 $2,288 $2,142 $1,887 $1,816 $1,605 $1,994 $1,813 $1,687 $1,972 $2,159 $1,605 $1,605 $1,816 $1,813 $1,887 $1,605 $2,438 $2,288 $1,994 $2,288 $2,142 $1,887 $2,142 $2,159 $1,605 $2,288 $1,887 $1,887 $1,687
Four-Bedroom $2,374 $2,183 $2,691 $2,674 $2,547 $2,374 $2,249 $1,987 $1,837 $2,187 $2,025 $1,868 $2,183 $2,691 $1,837 $1,837 $1,987 $2,025 $2,249 $1,837 $2,674 $2,547 $2,187 $2,547 $2,374 $2,249 $2,374 $2,691 $1,837 $2,547 $2,249 $2,249 $1,868
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $46,851 $37,840 $49,480 $64,400 $51,000 $43,680 $40,680 $38,920 $37,600 $42,880 $38,800 $39,520 $37,840 $49,480 $37,600 $37,600 $38,920 $38,800 $40,680 $37,600 $64,400 $51,000 $42,880 $51,000 $43,680 $40,680 $43,680 $49,480 $37,600 $51,000 $40,680 $40,680 $39,520
One-Bedroom $53,749 $44,280 $59,240 $68,440 $58,200 $49,200 $48,920 $44,520 $42,840 $49,040 $42,440 $44,520 $44,280 $59,240 $42,840 $42,840 $44,520 $42,440 $48,920 $42,840 $68,440 $58,200 $49,040 $58,200 $49,200 $48,920 $49,200 $59,240 $42,840 $58,200 $48,920 $48,920 $44,520
Two-Bedroom $65,137 $56,280 $69,440 $78,880 $74,040 $62,320 $59,160 $58,600 $51,920 $64,520 $55,080 $54,600 $56,280 $69,440 $51,920 $51,920 $58,600 $55,080 $59,160 $51,920 $78,880 $74,040 $64,520 $74,040 $62,320 $59,160 $62,320 $69,440 $51,920 $74,040 $59,160 $59,160 $54,600
Three-Bedroom $82,315 $78,880 $86,360 $97,520 $91,520 $85,680 $75,480 $72,640 $64,200 $79,760 $72,520 $67,480 $78,880 $86,360 $64,200 $64,200 $72,640 $72,520 $75,480 $64,200 $97,520 $91,520 $79,760 $91,520 $85,680 $75,480 $85,680 $86,360 $64,200 $91,520 $75,480 $75,480 $67,480
Four-Bedroom $94,972 $87,320 $107,640 $106,960 $101,880 $94,960 $89,960 $79,480 $73,480 $87,480 $81,000 $74,720 $87,320 $107,640 $73,480 $73,480 $79,480 $81,000 $89,960 $73,480 $106,960 $101,880 $87,480 $101,880 $94,960 $89,960 $94,960 $107,640 $73,480 $101,880 $89,960 $89,960 $74,720
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00 $13.00
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676 $676
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 69 56 73 95 75 65 60 58 56 63 57 58 56 73 56 56 58 57 60 56 95 75 63 75 65 60 65 73 56 75 60 60 58
One-Bedroom 80 66 88 101 86 73 72 66 63 73 63 66 66 88 63 63 66 63 72 63 101 86 73 86 73 72 73 88 63 86 72 72 66
Two-Bedroom 96 83 103 117 110 92 88 87 77 95 81 81 83 103 77 77 87 81 88 77 117 110 95 110 92 88 92 103 77 110 88 88 81
Three-Bedroom 122 117 128 144 135 127 112 107 95 118 107 100 117 128 95 95 107 107 112 95 144 135 118 135 127 112 127 128 95 135 112 112 100
Four-Bedroom 140 129 159 158 151 140 133 118 109 129 120 111 129 159 109 109 118 120 133 109 158 151 129 151 140 133 140 159 109 151 133 133 111
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872 $872
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262 $262
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $34,910 $25,260 $38,310 $28,140 $40,680 $37,080 $34,500 $30,240 $31,620 $35,760 $21,690 $35,490 $25,260 $38,310 $31,620 $31,620 $30,240 $21,690 $34,500 $31,620 $28,140 $40,680 $35,760 $40,680 $37,080 $34,500 $37,080 $38,310 $31,620 $40,680 $34,500 $34,500 $35,490
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $58,184 $42,100 $63,850 $46,900 $67,800 $61,800 $57,500 $50,400 $52,700 $59,600 $36,150 $59,150 $42,100 $63,850 $52,700 $52,700 $50,400 $36,150 $57,500 $52,700 $46,900 $67,800 $59,600 $67,800 $61,800 $57,500 $61,800 $63,850 $52,700 $67,800 $57,500 $57,500 $59,150
Median Renter Household Income $56,674 $37,674 $61,274 $66,377 $67,617 $53,718 $53,113 $39,224 $47,884 $49,625 $31,622 $51,668 $37,674 $69,441 $63,125 $40,068 $39,224 $31,622 $43,641 $47,451 $66,377 $64,320 $49,625 $66,574 $55,804 $79,773 $50,894 $49,035 $32,548 $72,241 $56,922 $55,816 $51,668
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $873 $632 $958 $704 $1,017 $927 $863 $756 $791 $894 $542 $887 $632 $958 $791 $791 $756 $542 $863 $791 $704 $1,017 $894 $1,017 $927 $863 $927 $958 $791 $1,017 $863 $863 $887
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,455 $1,053 $1,596 $1,173 $1,695 $1,545 $1,438 $1,260 $1,318 $1,490 $904 $1,479 $1,053 $1,596 $1,318 $1,318 $1,260 $904 $1,438 $1,318 $1,173 $1,695 $1,490 $1,695 $1,545 $1,438 $1,545 $1,596 $1,318 $1,695 $1,438 $1,438 $1,479
Median Renter Household Income $1,417 $942 $1,532 $1,659 $1,690 $1,343 $1,328 $981 $1,197 $1,241 $791 $1,292 $942 $1,736 $1,578 $1,002 $981 $791 $1,091 $1,186 $1,659 $1,608 $1,241 $1,664 $1,395 $1,994 $1,272 $1,226 $814 $1,806 $1,423 $1,395 $1,292

Median Wages for Largest Occupations

OccupationTotal EmploymentMedian Hourly Wage
Fast Food and Counter Workers58,300$14.51
Cashiers86,750$14.53
Waiters and Waitresses43,070$14.65
Retail Salespersons103,110$14.95
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary46,120$14.99
Home Health and Personal Care Aides72,620$15.00
Stockers and Order Fillers74,430$15.37
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand87,520$15.78
Security Guards35,440$15.99
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners63,170$17.01
Packers and Packagers, Hand71,880$18.35
Receptionists and Information Clerks52,670$18.49
Nursing Assistants35,090$18.68
Office Clerks, General61,310$19.29
Customer Service Representatives67,610$19.47
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive56,590$23.51
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General31,620$23.97
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks43,320$24.22
All Occupations3,850,220$24.51
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers26,850$24.56
One-Bedroom Housing Wage$25.84
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers44,800$28.35
Two-Bedroom Housing Wage$31.32
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers43,250$31.56
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel37,050$36.52
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products36,650$37.05
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education40,480$37.60
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education31,350$39.71
Business Operations Specialists, All Other42,160$40.86
Registered Nurses77,980$48.17
Accountants and Auditors42,230$48.65
Software Developers46,630$64.66
General and Operations Managers48,310$75.93