Table 12. Characteristics of Families in New Jersey: 2001 to 2017 (Family Totals in Thousands)
                    
Two-year Moving Average 2001-02   2002-03   2003-04  2004-05  2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
ALL FAMILIES
  Number 2,217 2,292 2,259 2,244 2,268 2,296 2,246 2,188 2,232 2,218 2,176 2,220 2,218 2,234 2,304 2,314
  Average Size 3.19 3.15 3.15 3.20 3.21 3.20 3.68 3.27 3.25 3.29 3.33 3.29 3.34 3.36 3.28 3.24
Type of Family
  Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    Married-Couple Family 78.2% 77.5% 76.5% 77.0% 76.7% 76.0% 75.6% 75.0% 74.1% 73.5% 72.5% 72.4% 75.4% 75.6% 74.9% 76.2%
    Male Householder (Spouse Absent) 5.6% 5.2% 5.7% 6.5% 6.5% 6.1% 5.7% 6.4% 7.9% 7.8% 7.7% 7.9% 6.6% 6.3% 7.0% 6.8%
    Female Householder (Spouse Absent) 16.2% 17.3% 17.9% 16.5% 16.8% 17.9% 18.7% 18.5% 18.0% 18.7% 19.8% 19.7% 18.0% 18.1% 18.1% 17.0%
Number of Family Members in Labor Force
  Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    No Family Member 15.0% 15.1% 13.3% 12.2% 12.3% 11.6% 11.7% 12.3% 11.4% 11.4% 12.9% 7.1% 7.5% 11.4% 12.8% 7.6%
    1 Family Member 29.6% 28.2% 29.6% 31.3% 29.9% 30.0% 30.9% 30.9% 30.5% 29.7% 29.1% 16.5% 20.4% 27.6% 28.8% 17.5%
    2 Family Members 43.3% 44.8% 44.9% 43.3% 43.1% 44.0% 44.1% 43.3% 44.6% 44.9% 42.8% 31.8% 33.0% 39.9% 43.0% 32.2%
    3 or More Family Members 12.0% 11.9% 12.2% 13.3% 14.7% 14.3% 13.3% 13.5% 13.5% 14.0% 15.2% 44.6% 39.1% 21.1% 15.4% 42.6%
Number of Children Under 18 Years
  Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    None 52.9% 53.0% 52.0% 50.8% 50.1% 51.2% 52.1% 52.9% 53.8% 54.9% 55.3% 55.9% 55.6% 56.1% 57.5% 57.9%
    One 18.4% 20.3% 20.9% 20.5% 21.0% 21.2% 21.1% 19.5% 18.7% 19.8% 20.5% 19.7% 20.5% 20.3% 18.3% 18.2%
    Two 19.6% 18.6% 18.6% 19.9% 19.9% 19.2% 18.7% 18.3% 18.0% 17.3% 17.6% 17.3% 16.4% 16.5% 16.6% 16.6%
    Three 7.2% 6.4% 6.8% 7.2% 7.5% 6.7% 6.3% 7.1% 7.1% 6.2% 5.2% 5.4% 5.5% 5.5% 6.1% 5.4%
    Four or More  1.9% 1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.4% 1.7% 1.8% 2.1% 2.3% 1.7% 1.4% 1.8% 2.0% 1.5% 1.5% 1.9%
Number of Children Under 6 Years
  Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
    None 80.4% 80.6% 80.8% 80.4% 79.7% 79.7% 80.0% 80.7% 81.3% 82.5% 83.4% 82.7% 82.4% 83.5% 83.7% 83.6%
    One 13.5% 14.2% 14.0% 13.7% 14.2% 14.3% 14.2% 13.6% 13.4% 12.9% 12.5% 12.9% 13.1% 12.0% 10.9% 11.2%
    Two 5.3% 4.4% 4.5% 5.2% 5.5% 5.3% 5.1% 4.9% 4.6% 4.2% 3.7% 4.0% 4.1% 4.2% 4.7% 4.6%
    Three 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.6% 0.6%
    Four or More                             0.1% 0.1%
Source: US Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey (CPS): March 2001 through 2017.
Prepared by : NJ Dept of Labor & Workforce Dev., Div. of Economic & Demographic Research, 10/2017.