Opportunity Zones in New Jersey

New Jersey has 169 designated opportunity zones, all of which are low-income communities. New Jersey did not designate any eligible non-low-income contiguous tracts as opportunity zones.

Urban vs. Rural

The entire state of New Jersey is classified by the Census Bureau as metropolitan. Therefore, 100 percent of New Jersey’s opportunity zones are deemed to be in urban areas, with none in rural areas. More than 30 of New Jersey’s 169 opportunity zones are clustered in and around the greater Newark/Jersey City area to the west/southwest of New York City.

Urban vs. Rural in New Jersey Opportunity Zones

New Jersey Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of New Jersey’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 169 666 2,010
Low-income communities 169 507 676
Contiguous 0 158 158
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $40,946 $49,648 $78,640
Poverty rate 25.67% 18.98% 11.65%
Unemployment rate 11.87% 11.22% 8.39%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $228,295 $236,197 $331,538
Median rent/month $1,100 $1,130 $1,343
Homeownership 33.22% 45.33% 62.71%
Severe rent burden 32.38% 30.05% 25.37%
Vacancy rate 13.49% 12.36% 10.04%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 26.95% 36.65% 56.06%
Black alone 26.32% 25.37% 14.37%
Hispanic 39.99% 30.11% 19.10%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 4.51% 5.45% 8.31%
Younger than 18 25.23% 22.81% 22.09%
Older than 64 11.56% 14.28% 15.07%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 60.18% 53.59% 40.78%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 17.39% 21.23% 35.81%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 4.73% 2.70% 3.18%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
In a micro area 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Data Source: Urban Institute

New Jersey Counties & Cities

List of counties in New Jersey: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in New Jersey: Newark, Jersey City

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in New Jersey

Website: New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
New Jersey Atlantic 34001000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Atlantic 34001001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Atlantic 34001002300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Atlantic 34001002400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Atlantic 34001010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Atlantic 34001011702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Atlantic 34001012100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Atlantic 34001012702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003006300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003015400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003018200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003021200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003021500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003021600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003023100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003023200 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
New Jersey Bergen 34003023402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003030300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Bergen 34003036100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Burlington 34005700104 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Burlington 34005700703 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Burlington 34005701204 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Burlington 34005702207 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Burlington 34005702807 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007600200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007600700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007601300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007601500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007601800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007607702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007608504 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007610300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007610400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007610600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Camden 34007610800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Cape May 34009021400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Cape May 34009021804 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Cumberland 34011020100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Cumberland 34011020503 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Cumberland 34011030100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Cumberland 34011040500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Cumberland 34011041100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013001400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013004100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013004802 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013005000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013006800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013007400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013007501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013007502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013008000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013008100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013009600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013010600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013010900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013011300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013013100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013013200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013013300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013018300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013018600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013018700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013018900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013022900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Essex 34013023100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Gloucester 34015501001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Gloucester 34015501101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Gloucester 34015501402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Gloucester 34015501406 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017002000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017002900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017004102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017004600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017004700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017004800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017005200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017006000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017006300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017006800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017010300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017010800 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
New Jersey Hudson 34017012700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017014600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017014800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017015500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017016200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017016400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017016900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hudson 34017017800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Hunterdon 34019011400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Mercer 34021000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Mercer 34021000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Mercer 34021000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Mercer 34021000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Mercer 34021001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Mercer 34021002000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Mercer 34021002100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Mercer 34021002902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023003600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023004500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023004600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023004800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023004900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023005300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023005500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023005602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023005700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023005800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023006800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023008300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Middlesex 34023009300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Monmouth 34025803400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Monmouth 34025805800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Monmouth 34025806000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Monmouth 34025807003 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Monmouth 34025807300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Monmouth 34025807600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Monmouth 34025808100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Monmouth 34025810900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Morris 34027044800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Morris 34027044900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Morris 34027045000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Morris 34027045100 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
New Jersey Ocean 34029715000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029715200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029715402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029715500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029715600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029715800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029720101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029720102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029720202 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029731101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Ocean 34029731205 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031124601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031125100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031175200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031175301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031175402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031175900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031181500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031181800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031182302 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031182500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031182800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031182900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031183200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031203600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Passaic 34031264200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Salem 34033020600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Salem 34033022100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Somerset 34035051100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Somerset 34035051200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Somerset 34035051700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Sussex 34037371200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039031100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039031200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039031602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039032400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039035300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039035400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039036000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039039000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039039300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039039800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Union 34039039900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
New Jersey Warren 34041030700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015