U.S. Census Bureau
Affordable housing is defined by the federal government as being below 30 percent of household income. DiNapoli says more than 3 million households statewide paid at least 30 percent of their 2012 income for a place to live.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey shows the poverty rate has risen, while the median household income stayed flat from 2011 to 2012.
The city’s population increased by 161,564 since 2010 – about two percent in two years — bringing the total population to an all-time record high of 8.3 million, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Information from the 2010 American Community Survey showed the poverty rate had increased from 18.7 percent in 2009 to 20.1 percent in 2010.
For the first time, a higher percentage of households consist of one person living alone than nuclear families with a husband, wife and children. However, people living alone are still less common in New Jersey than they are nationwide.
Census 2010 figures for New York state show minimal growth in New York City over the past decade and population losses in the largest upstate cities.