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.

 

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.

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 2013-17

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Demographics
Change in Total Population
5.2%
 Since 2000
in 2018

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Education
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
87%
  
in 2018

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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

 

The Mid-Hudson Valley continues to be a relatively strong region of New York State, with increasing population, higher job growth, rising home values, and high rates of high school graduation and graduates attending college.

However, some challenges persist, such as unaffordable housing and relatively low academic performance, especially among some student groups. New challenges, such as the rise of drug-related deaths connected to the opioid epidemic, have emerged. And making ends meet in the Mid-Hudson Valley, where the cost of living is high, can be difficult for a broad swath of the population.

While poverty is relatively low at 11% for the region, 28% of residents had incomes between 100% and 299% of the poverty level, which may make affording basic needs a challenge. Living wage models estimate two working parents with two children need to earn $86,000 a year, more than three times the poverty level (about $25,000) for a family of this type. A single earner with two children to support needs an even higher wage, $79,000 a year, to make a living wage.

 

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