A PORTRAIT OF OUR REGION
A Community Indicator Project for Regional Action

The Mid-Hudson Valley regional profile provides a wealth of information at your fingertips to help inform decision-making and planning in order to drive positive community change for the seven-county region as a whole.

This web tool includes 59 separate indicators that provide insight into the trends of our community over time. Together, the collection of community indicators tells the story about where we are as a community and the direction in which we are heading.

In addition to converting to a newly designed, responsive format, the project has recently expanded to cover four additional counties (Columbia, Greene, Putnam and Sullivan) and added indicators, including data on drug-related deaths that show the spike in opioid abuse, living wage estimates and the share of our residents who are foreign-born.


OUR SPONSORS
The Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles project is sponsored by the following organizations:

 


LEADING REGIONAL INDICATORS
Click below to view interactive charts and full data on these featured indicators.
Children and Youth
Children Living in Poverty
16%
 of children
in 2014-18

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Demographics
Change in Total Population
5.3%
 Since 2000
in 2019

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Education
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
86%
  
in 2019

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CREATE A DASHBOARD

For a quick, at-a-glance graphic summary of indicators for key geographies, visit the Dashboard. Select the county or local area of interest and display all indicators with available data, or a subset of your choosing. Use the filter to select as many indicators as you like to create a customized Dashboard.

MID-HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL OVERVIEW

 

While the Mid-Hudson Valley continues to be a relatively strong region of New York State in many respects, some indicators point to vulnerabilities that will impact the region's recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. 

The available data for our indicators pre-date the pandemic but still outline relevant challenges. Existing issues such as poverty (relatively low at 11%) and unaffordable housing (average costs to rent and own are both above levels considered affordable) are sure to be exacerbated from the economic fallout of the pandemic. 

Job losses will likely impact households already struggling to afford the basics. Living wage models estimate that in the Mid-Hudson Valley, two working parents with two children need to earn $92,000 a year, more than three times the poverty level (about $25,500) for a family of this type. A single earner with two children to support needs, $85,900 a year, to make a living wage.

And governments in the region face declining revenues and increasing needs for services related to public health and safety. While county government spending grew 14% in the region from 2000 to 2018, those budgets will be strained in the coming year.

The region will need to harness its strengths –prosperous economic sectors, natural beauty, historic significance and attractions – to address the many challenges ahead.

 

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A VIDEO WALK-THROUGH OF THE PROJECT
The new Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles website was presented to an audience of community members and service providers on May 30, 2019. The launch event included a walk-through of the website’s features and an overview of key trends in the updated data and analysis, provided by CGR Principal Erika Rosenberg. Key content from the launch event was captured in this video.
 



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