66%

May 20, 2015 | Number of The Day
Number of NJ children with all parents working

In New Jersey, most parents of small children work. In 2013, there were 642,853 children five years or younger in the state. Of them, 415,143 — or 66 percent — had any parent living with them working, according to Kids Count, a report put out by Advocates for Children in NJ.

Some 146,076 children in New Jersey five years or younger had only a single parent.

The average cost of daycare is pretty stiff. For infants (one year or younger), the average cost in 2013 was $11,534. For preschoolers it was $9,546. Those costs represented a 4 percent to 5 percent increase in just one year, from 2012.