Children And Youth
Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2017-21

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Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2017-21

What does this measure?

The estimated number of children under 18 living below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18 and reported by various racial and ethnic groups. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2021, the threshold for a four-person family was $27,479.

Why is this important?

Children raised in impoverished environments are at higher risk for a wide variety of health and social problems, including poor performance in school. The challenges they face in childhood can diminish their chances for successful adult lives.

How is the region performing?

In 2017-21, poverty was highest among African American (22%) and Hispanic (17%) children in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. The rate was lower for white children (14%). The poverty rate remained relatively flat for Asian children since 2000, while the rate for white children increased 4 percentage points. Since 2000, the rate has decreased by 7% for African American children and 6% for Hispanic children in the region. There were similar racial and ethnic disparities in New York State (excluding New York City) and the nation, but the region's poverty rate for African American and Hispanic children was lower than both, while the region's poverty rate for white children was slightly higher than both.

Among individual counties in the region, Ulster had among the higher poverty rates for Hispanic children ( 29%), while Sullivan had a relatively high rate for white children (20%). Reliable data for the cities, towns and villages in the region was sparse in 2017-21. Child populations for most local areas, when broken down by race and ethnicity, were too small to yield reliable survey results.

Why do these disparities exist?

As people of color have historically and contemporaneously been locked out of economic opportunity in many ways, poverty crosses generations, and child poverty rates are higher. Factors include: living in a single-parent household, especially if the single parent is female; having parent(s) who are unemployed, employed and/or underemployed in low-wage jobs or incarcerated; and living in communities that have experienced disinvestment and have ineffective and/or under-resourced schools.

Notes about the data

The multiyear figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined five years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. However, because the information came from a survey, the samples responding to the survey were not always large enough to produce reliable results, especially in small geographic areas. CGR has noted on data tables the estimates with relatively large margins of error. Estimates with three asterisks have the largest margins, plus or minus 50% or more of the estimate. Two asterisks mean plus or minus 35%-50%, and one asterisk means plus or minus 20%-35%. For all estimates, the confidence level is 90%, meaning there is 90% probability the true value (if the whole population were surveyed) would be within the margin of error (or confidence interval).

The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Poverty status is not reported for people in institutions, including college dormitories and military barracks, and people in living situations without conventional housing. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2017-21
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
NYS (excluding NYC)13%29%20%12%
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County12%***22%***56%***43%***
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County0%***N/A***0%***12%***
Austerlitz town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Canaan town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***12%***
Chatham town, Columbia CountyN/A***0%***0%***8%***
Claverack town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***28%***
Clermont town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***3%***
Copake town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Gallatin town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***15%***
Germantown town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Ghent town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***19%***17%***
Greenport town, Columbia County21%***0%***33%***26%***
Hillsdale town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***80%***30%***
Kinderhook town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***7%***3%***
Livingston town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***24%***
New Lebanon town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***19%***
Stockport town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***12%***
Stuyvesant town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***55%***15%***
Taghkanic town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***3%***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***11%***
Kinderhook village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***5%***
Philmont village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***63%***
Valatie village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***27%***0%***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County0%***22%***19%***13%***
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0%***45%*20%***8%***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County0%***0%***62%***34%***
Beekman town, Dutchess County74%***13%***9%***8%***
Clinton town, Dutchess County0%***0%***N/A***2%***
Dover town, Dutchess County0%***0%***22%***22%***
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County2%***1%***5%***3%***
Fishkill town, Dutchess County7%***5%***2%***6%***
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0%***8%***52%***9%***
La Grange town, Dutchess County0%***0%***22%***1%***
Milan town, Dutchess County0%***100%***22%***22%***
North East town, Dutchess County17%***0%***0%***10%***
Pawling town, Dutchess County0%***23%***31%***3%***
Pine Plains town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***18%***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***22%***2%***
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County8%***13%***27%**3%***
Red Hook town, Dutchess County0%***19%***0%***4%***
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0%***0%***0%***4%***
Stanford town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***17%***10%***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0%***0%***0%***11%***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County7%***12%***7%***5%***
Washington town, Dutchess County0%***0%***32%***9%***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess CountyN/A***0%***0%***17%***
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***33%***19%***
Millerton village, Dutchess County38%***0%***0%***14%***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0%***100%***47%***6%***
Red Hook village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***4%***
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Tivoli village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***5%***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0%***0%***42%***0%***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***23%***
Athens town, Greene County0%***N/A***0%***0%***
Cairo town, Greene County0%***N/A***0%***7%***
Catskill town, Greene County0%***N/A***0%***11%***
Coxsackie town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***14%***
Durham town, Greene CountyN/A***100%***47%***23%***
Greenville town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***11%***
Halcott town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***61%***
Hunter town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***100%***16%***
Jewett town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***34%***
Lexington town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
New Baltimore town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***0%***
Prattsville town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***24%***
Windham town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***13%***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County0%***N/A***0%***0%***
Catskill village, Greene County0%***N/A***0%***8%***
Coxsackie village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***9%***
Hunter village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Tannersville village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***24%***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County6%***30%***28%**19%**
Newburgh city, Orange CountyN/A***24%***26%*19%**
Port Jervis city, Orange County100%***97%***23%***23%**
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0%***0%***10%***12%**
Chester town, Orange County0%***0%***0%***1%***
Cornwall town, Orange County0%***0%***3%***2%***
Crawford town, Orange CountyN/A***14%***5%***6%***
Deerpark town, Orange County0%***0%***0%***10%***
Goshen town, Orange County0%***0%***16%***5%***
Greenville town, Orange County0%***N/A***0%***1%***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***5%***
Highlands town, Orange County0%***0%***13%***1%***
Minisink town, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***24%***
Monroe town, Orange County0%***0%***2%***5%***
Montgomery town, Orange County0%***13%***5%***9%**
Mount Hope town, Orange County4%***0%***0%***6%***
New Windsor town, Orange County0%***2%***4%***7%***
Newburgh town, Orange County65%***17%***10%***14%***
Tuxedo town, Orange County10%***0%***57%***3%***
Wallkill town, Orange County14%***9%***18%***15%**
Warwick town, Orange County0%***21%***7%***4%***
Wawayanda town, Orange County0%***11%***10%***6%***
Woodbury town, Orange County0%***17%***7%***7%***
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***25%***4%***
Florida village, Orange County0%***90%***9%***9%***
Goshen village, Orange County0%***0%***19%***7%***
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County0%***N/A***0%***0%***
Harriman village, Orange County0%***0%***0%***10%***
Highland Falls village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***54%***3%***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***13%***42%
Maybrook village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***5%***
Monroe village, Orange County0%***0%***0%***7%***
Montgomery village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***9%***
Otisville village, Orange County4%***0%***0%***6%***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***30%***34%**
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County100%***N/A***0%***0%***
Unionville village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***0%***24%***
Walden village, Orange County0%***33%***4%***25%**
Warwick village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***4%***
Washingtonville village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***7%***1%***
Woodbury village, Orange County0%***26%***8%***7%***
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County0%***20%***8%***8%***
Kent town, Putnam County0%***N/A***12%***6%***
Patterson town, Putnam County0%***0%***0%***5%***
Philipstown town, Putnam County0%***0%***3%***5%***
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County100%***0%***0%***4%***
Southeast town, Putnam County15%***8%***10%***3%***
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam CountyN/A***27%***29%***4%***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0%***N/A***0%***11%***
Nelsonville village, Putnam CountyN/A***N/A***0%***4%***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***27%***
Callicoon town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***2%***
Cochecton town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***11%***
Delaware town, Sullivan CountyN/A***100%***50%***43%***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County0%***65%**13%***24%*
Forestburgh town, Sullivan CountyN/A***0%***100%***25%***
Fremont town, Sullivan County0%***100%***0%***0%***
Highland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***10%***
Liberty town, Sullivan CountyN/A***59%***14%***16%***
Lumberland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***100%***0%***4%***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0%***0%***0%***18%**
Neversink town, Sullivan CountyN/A***100%***69%***14%***
Rockland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Thompson town, Sullivan County0%***53%***37%***35%*
Tusten town, Sullivan County0%***0%***N/A***19%***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***62%***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***21%***
Liberty village, Sullivan CountyN/A***55%***6%***24%***
Monticello village, Sullivan County0%***58%***48%***30%***
Woodridge village, Sullivan CountyN/A***26%***0%***5%***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County42%***27%***46%**19%**
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***19%***
Esopus town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***27%***16%***
Gardiner town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Hurley town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***45%***17%***
Kingston town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***8%***31%***
Lloyd town, Ulster County0%***0%***18%***6%***
Marbletown town, Ulster County0%***42%***0%***39%***
Marlborough town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***0%***10%***
New Paltz town, Ulster CountyN/A***59%***19%***8%***
Olive town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***100%***30%***
Plattekill town, Ulster County0%***82%***11%***7%***
Rochester town, Ulster County0%***N/A***52%***15%***
Rosendale town, Ulster County0%***30%***49%***5%***
Saugerties town, Ulster CountyN/A***33%***34%***3%***
Shandaken town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***17%***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County0%***0%***0%***10%***
Ulster town, Ulster County13%***0%***23%***28%***
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0%***0%***27%***10%***
Woodstock town, Ulster County100%***100%***0%***20%***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County0%***0%***31%***6%***
New Paltz village, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***32%***3%***
Saugerties village, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.

Number of Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2017-21
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
NYS (excluding NYC)14,40866,72079,925190,403
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County17***52***80***228***
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County0***0***0***18***
Austerlitz town, Columbia County0***0***0***0***
Canaan town, Columbia County0***0***0***25***
Chatham town, Columbia County0***0***0***54***
Claverack town, Columbia County0***0***0***202***
Clermont town, Columbia County0***0***0***11***
Copake town, Columbia County0***0***0***0***
Gallatin town, Columbia County0***0***0***33***
Germantown town, Columbia County0***0***0***0***
Ghent town, Columbia County0***0***19***118***
Greenport town, Columbia County23***0***14***92***
Hillsdale town, Columbia County0***0***37***68***
Kinderhook town, Columbia County0***0***17***39***
Livingston town, Columbia County0***0***0***69***
New Lebanon town, Columbia County0***0***0***56***
Stockport town, Columbia County0***0***0***59***
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County0***0***51***78***
Taghkanic town, Columbia County0***0***0***3***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County0***0***0***22***
Kinderhook village, Columbia County0***0***0***11***
Philmont village, Columbia County0***0***0***113***
Valatie village, Columbia County0***0***17***0***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County0***149***167***205***
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0***1,035*332***133***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County0***0***180***204***
Beekman town, Dutchess County37***57***28***181***
Clinton town, Dutchess County0***0***0***12***
Dover town, Dutchess County0***0***92***222***
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County6***1***69***161***
Fishkill town, Dutchess County12***15***15***152***
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0***23***194***239***
La Grange town, Dutchess County0***0***126***18***
Milan town, Dutchess County0***30***6***73***
North East town, Dutchess County8***0***0***35***
Pawling town, Dutchess County0***12***112***43***
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0***0***0***46***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County0***0***67***33***
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County44***100***475**148***
Red Hook town, Dutchess County0***15***0***62***
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0***0***0***45***
Stanford town, Dutchess County0***0***24***44***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0***0***0***82***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County31***45***74***161***
Washington town, Dutchess County0***0***36***50***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County0***0***0***38***
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0***0***5***19***
Millerton village, Dutchess County8***0***0***12***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0***12***59***17***
Red Hook village, Dutchess County0***0***0***14***
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County0***0***0***0***
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0***0***0***6***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0***0***185***0***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County0***0***0***18***
Athens town, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Cairo town, Greene County0***0***0***69***
Catskill town, Greene County0***0***0***156***
Coxsackie town, Greene County0***0***0***145***
Durham town, Greene County0***107***50***87***
Greenville town, Greene County0***0***0***54***
Halcott town, Greene County0***0***0***20***
Hunter town, Greene County0***0***22***105***
Jewett town, Greene County0***0***0***14***
Lexington town, Greene County0***0***0***0***
New Baltimore town, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Prattsville town, Greene County0***0***0***23***
Windham town, Greene County0***0***0***20***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Catskill village, Greene County0***0***0***27***
Coxsackie village, Greene County0***0***0***49***
Hunter village, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Tannersville village, Greene County0***0***0***57***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County11***486***966**515**
Newburgh city, Orange County0***374***1,373*476**
Port Jervis city, Orange County188***83***147***274**
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0***0***120***510**
Chester town, Orange County0***0***0***18***
Cornwall town, Orange County0***0***24***43***
Crawford town, Orange County0***34***16***87***
Deerpark town, Orange County0***0***0***81***
Goshen town, Orange County0***0***177***95***
Greenville town, Orange County0***0***0***11***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County0***0***0***51***
Highlands town, Orange County0***0***80***14***
Minisink town, Orange County0***0***0***220***
Monroe town, Orange County0***0***35***150***
Montgomery town, Orange County0***56***59***362**
Mount Hope town, Orange County3***0***0***40***
New Windsor town, Orange County0***19***100***232***
Newburgh town, Orange County35***199***186***464***
Tuxedo town, Orange County2***0***123***14***
Wallkill town, Orange County62***119***355***393**
Warwick town, Orange County0***47***83***214***
Wawayanda town, Orange County0***17***27***71***
Woodbury town, Orange County0***56***64***99***
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0***0***0***0***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0***0***24***24***
Florida village, Orange County0***47***20***36***
Goshen village, Orange County0***0***120***55***
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County0***0***0***0***
Harriman village, Orange County0***0***0***39***
Highland Falls village, Orange County0***0***80***14***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County0***0***54***8,043
Maybrook village, Orange County0***0***0***21***
Monroe village, Orange County0***0***0***98***
Montgomery village, Orange County0***0***0***40***
Otisville village, Orange County3***0***0***14***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange County0***0***47***458**
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County2***0***0***0***
Unionville village, Orange County0***0***0***35***
Walden village, Orange County0***48***14***291**
Warwick village, Orange County0***0***0***46***
Washingtonville village, Orange County0***0***27***6***
Woodbury village, Orange County0***56***64***99***
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County0***37***79***412***
Kent town, Putnam County0***0***106***108***
Patterson town, Putnam County0***0***0***82***
Philipstown town, Putnam County0***0***4***89***
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County61***0***0***66***
Southeast town, Putnam County19***4***146***76***
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County0***4***97***5***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0***0***0***43***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0***0***0***5***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan County0***0***0***172***
Callicoon town, Sullivan County0***0***0***14***
Cochecton town, Sullivan County0***0***0***19***
Delaware town, Sullivan County0***24***5***127***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County0***278**94***430*
Forestburgh town, Sullivan County0***0***13***23***
Fremont town, Sullivan County0***17***0***0***
Highland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***25***
Liberty town, Sullivan County0***153***166***280***
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0***9***0***14***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0***0***0***438**
Neversink town, Sullivan County0***10***98***79***
Rockland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***0***
Thompson town, Sullivan County0***319***391***681*
Tusten town, Sullivan County0***0***0***35***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan County0***0***0***201***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan County0***0***0***14***
Liberty village, Sullivan County0***130***55***169***
Monticello village, Sullivan County0***304***358***221***
Woodridge village, Sullivan County0***5***0***7***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County0***0***0***0***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County58***215***494**494**
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster County0***0***0***9***
Esopus town, Ulster County0***0***64***106***
Gardiner town, Ulster County0***0***0***0***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0***0***0***0***
Hurley town, Ulster County0***0***121***129***
Kingston town, Ulster County0***0***2***30***
Lloyd town, Ulster County0***0***71***98***
Marbletown town, Ulster County0***14***0***278***
Marlborough town, Ulster County0***0***0***128***
New Paltz town, Ulster County0***63***48***121***
Olive town, Ulster County0***0***18***145***
Plattekill town, Ulster County0***58***48***99***
Rochester town, Ulster County0***0***141***155***
Rosendale town, Ulster County0***43***50***28***
Saugerties town, Ulster County0***19***118***94***
Shandaken town, Ulster County0***0***0***37***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County0***0***0***211***
Ulster town, Ulster County7***0***101***500***
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0***0***319***106***
Woodstock town, Ulster County22***40***0***121***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County0***0***308***15***
New Paltz village, Ulster County0***0***12***12***
Saugerties village, Ulster County0***0***0***0***

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.

Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
NYS (excluding NYC)8%31%24%10%
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County41%54%51%22%
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia CountyN/A0%N/A6%
Austerlitz town, Columbia CountyN/A0%N/A7%
Canaan town, Columbia County0%0%N/A6%
Chatham town, Columbia County27%0%41%6%
Claverack town, Columbia CountyN/A0%0%8%
Clermont town, Columbia CountyN/A0%29%8%
Copake town, Columbia CountyN/A0%6%13%
Gallatin town, Columbia CountyN/A0%0%3%
Germantown town, Columbia CountyN/A0%0%11%
Ghent town, Columbia CountyN/A0%0%4%
Greenport town, Columbia County0%44%38%7%
Hillsdale town, Columbia County100%N/A0%8%
Kinderhook town, Columbia County46%0%48%6%
Livingston town, Columbia CountyN/AN/AN/A4%
New Lebanon town, Columbia CountyN/AN/A29%17%
Stockport town, Columbia CountyN/A0%N/A23%
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County0%0%N/A6%
Taghkanic town, Columbia CountyN/A0%N/A15%
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County75%0%0%9%
Kinderhook village, Columbia County0%N/A0%3%
Philmont village, Columbia CountyN/A0%0%17%
Valatie village, Columbia County75%0%53%13%
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County0%18%27%14%
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0%36%43%21%
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County100%0%100%0%
Beekman town, Dutchess County0%0%0%6%
Clinton town, Dutchess County0%0%0%3%
Dover town, Dutchess County0%0%11%12%
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County17%14%4%2%
Fishkill town, Dutchess County8%6%8%5%
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County8%1%19%6%
La Grange town, Dutchess County0%0%0%4%
Milan town, Dutchess County0%100%0%3%
North East town, Dutchess CountyN/A10%0%21%
Pawling town, Dutchess County0%33%3%1%
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0%N/A0%16%
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County24%0%27%7%
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County10%6%2%5%
Red Hook town, Dutchess County54%3%6%7%
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County33%0%61%7%
Stanford town, Dutchess CountyN/A0%N/A4%
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0%0%N/A2%
Wappinger town, Dutchess County0%9%10%4%
Washington town, Dutchess County0%63%42%8%
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County0%N/A19%7%
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0%0%0%6%
Millerton village, Dutchess CountyN/A40%0%25%
Pawling village, Dutchess County0%56%9%3%
Red Hook village, Dutchess County20%17%33%6%
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess CountyN/AN/AN/A11%
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0%0%0%11%
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0%15%23%16%
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County0%N/A67%30%
Athens town, Greene CountyN/A71%17%11%
Cairo town, Greene CountyN/AN/A0%11%
Catskill town, Greene County0%55%19%19%
Coxsackie town, Greene CountyN/A34%26%16%
Durham town, Greene CountyN/AN/A27%9%
Greenville town, Greene County0%0%0%15%
Halcott town, Greene CountyN/AN/AN/A40%
Hunter town, Greene County100%40%50%23%
Jewett town, Greene County0%N/A44%21%
Lexington town, Greene CountyN/AN/A100%14%
New Baltimore town, Greene County0%N/AN/A9%
Prattsville town, Greene CountyN/A0%100%17%
Windham town, Greene CountyN/AN/A27%6%
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene CountyN/A71%40%11%
Catskill village, Greene County0%55%35%24%
Coxsackie village, Greene CountyN/A47%44%13%
Hunter village, Greene CountyN/A0%0%23%
Tannersville village, Greene County100%N/A57%25%
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County30%34%35%19%
Newburgh city, Orange County34%46%34%19%
Port Jervis city, Orange County0%22%63%23%
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0%2%4%5%
Chester town, Orange County12%28%8%4%
Cornwall town, Orange County8%12%31%5%
Crawford town, Orange County0%0%8%3%
Deerpark town, Orange CountyN/A0%26%11%
Goshen town, Orange County0%20%22%2%
Greenville town, Orange County0%56%3%4%
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County0%0%0%5%
Highlands town, Orange County0%13%7%4%
Minisink town, Orange CountyN/A0%24%7%
Monroe town, Orange County3%0%4%41%
Montgomery town, Orange County0%4%21%9%
Mount Hope town, Orange CountyN/A15%17%7%
New Windsor town, Orange County0%3%18%5%
Newburgh town, Orange County0%9%3%3%
Tuxedo town, Orange County0%0%0%2%
Wallkill town, Orange County49%16%26%9%
Warwick town, Orange County0%5%9%4%
Wawayanda town, Orange County0%0%4%2%
Woodbury town, Orange County0%0%5%4%
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0%32%15%6%
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0%0%0%3%
Florida village, Orange County0%0%0%8%
Goshen village, Orange County0%N/A8%0%
Greenwood Lake village, Orange CountyN/AN/A30%7%
Harriman village, Orange County7%0%0%2%
Highland Falls village, Orange County0%19%25%5%
Kiryas Joel village, Orange CountyN/AN/A0%64%
Maybrook village, Orange County0%8%26%8%
Monroe village, Orange County0%0%4%5%
Montgomery village, Orange County0%0%19%10%
Otisville village, Orange CountyN/A64%20%9%
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0%N/A0%4%
Unionville village, Orange CountyN/AN/A0%6%
Walden village, Orange County0%0%27%11%
Warwick village, Orange County0%0%0%4%
Washingtonville village, Orange County0%0%4%3%
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County0%0%5%1%
Kent town, Putnam County14%20%0%5%
Patterson town, Putnam County0%0%0%6%
Philipstown town, Putnam County0%0%0%5%
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County0%0%16%6%
Southeast town, Putnam County0%7%17%9%
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County0%14%13%15%
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0%N/A0%8%
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0%0%0%7%
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan CountyN/A84%48%15%
Callicoon town, Sullivan County0%N/A0%12%
Cochecton town, Sullivan CountyN/A0%N/A11%
Delaware town, Sullivan County0%95%70%19%
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County100%34%34%29%
Forestburgh town, Sullivan CountyN/AN/A0%4%
Fremont town, Sullivan CountyN/A86%71%12%
Highland town, Sullivan CountyN/A40%0%22%
Liberty town, Sullivan County0%18%34%20%
Lumberland town, Sullivan CountyN/A0%15%15%
Mamakating town, Sullivan County6%92%0%10%
Neversink town, Sullivan County100%100%100%13%
Rockland town, Sullivan County44%63%45%17%
Thompson town, Sullivan County27%46%49%30%
Tusten town, Sullivan County0%22%6%6%
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan CountyN/AN/A0%19%
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan CountyN/AN/AN/A0%
Liberty village, Sullivan County0%28%10%11%
Monticello village, Sullivan County27%53%53%50%
Woodridge village, Sullivan CountyN/A61%51%39%
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County10%N/A0%12%
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County16%42%35%16%
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster CountyN/AN/AN/A16%
Esopus town, Ulster County0%N/A0%11%
Gardiner town, Ulster County0%11%10%9%
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0%N/AN/A4%
Hurley town, Ulster County0%0%9%8%
Kingston town, Ulster CountyN/AN/A0%10%
Lloyd town, Ulster County0%20%13%9%
Marbletown town, Ulster County0%0%0%8%
Marlborough town, Ulster County100%41%33%8%
New Paltz town, Ulster County0%24%41%6%
Olive town, Ulster CountyN/AN/A0%5%
Plattekill town, Ulster County0%0%23%13%
Rochester town, Ulster County0%28%17%18%
Rosendale town, Ulster CountyN/A0%0%13%
Saugerties town, Ulster CountyN/A0%32%10%
Shandaken town, Ulster County74%0%0%11%
Shawangunk town, Ulster County0%9%0%8%
Ulster town, Ulster County0%15%20%11%
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0%45%36%22%
Woodstock town, Ulster County0%0%0%14%
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster CountyN/A55%40%25%
New Paltz village, Ulster County0%5%72%18%
Saugerties village, Ulster CountyN/AN/A18%19%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.

Number of Children Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
NYS (excluding NYC)5,54079,90952,968210,731
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County31277111194
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County00017
Austerlitz town, Columbia County00021
Canaan town, Columbia County00019
Chatham town, Columbia County30954
Claverack town, Columbia County000101
Clermont town, Columbia County00536
Copake town, Columbia County00283
Gallatin town, Columbia County00010
Germantown town, Columbia County00048
Ghent town, Columbia County00050
Greenport town, Columbia County0402249
Hillsdale town, Columbia County30031
Kinderhook town, Columbia County6029116
Livingston town, Columbia County00028
New Lebanon town, Columbia County00296
Stockport town, Columbia County000172
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County00031
Taghkanic town, Columbia County00033
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County30038
Kinderhook village, Columbia County0007
Philmont village, Columbia County00061
Valatie village, Columbia County602960
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County0148231299
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County01,367422543
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County150123
Beekman town, Dutchess County000190
Clinton town, Dutchess County00028
Dover town, Dutchess County0015257
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County362014167
Fishkill town, Dutchess County111026162
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County10235281
La Grange town, Dutchess County000139
Milan town, Dutchess County013020
North East town, Dutchess County040134
Pawling town, Dutchess County05319
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County00095
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County5017146
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County435818340
Red Hook town, Dutchess County4214156
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County8014101
Stanford town, Dutchess County00028
Union Vale town, Dutchess County00022
Wappinger town, Dutchess County04270229
Washington town, Dutchess County0402078
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County00516
Millbrook village, Dutchess County00013
Millerton village, Dutchess County04060
Pawling village, Dutchess County05316
Red Hook village, Dutchess County21425
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County00059
Tivoli village, Dutchess County00029
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County01661142
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County00852
Athens town, Greene County052100
Cairo town, Greene County000159
Catskill town, Greene County011246437
Coxsackie town, Greene County01011229
Durham town, Greene County00351
Greenville town, Greene County000121
Halcott town, Greene County00017
Hunter town, Greene County8213153
Jewett town, Greene County00442
Lexington town, Greene County00421
New Baltimore town, Greene County00065
Prattsville town, Greene County001126
Windham town, Greene County00322
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County05242
Catskill village, Greene County011246179
Coxsackie village, Greene County081191
Hunter village, Greene County00034
Tannersville village, Greene County80828
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County45439866741
Newburgh city, Orange County191,5501,302542
Port Jervis city, Orange County033149489
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0220220
Chester town, Orange County132725122
Cornwall town, Orange County4672169
Crawford town, Orange County001278
Deerpark town, Orange County0040216
Goshen town, Orange County0156246
Greenville town, Orange County014242
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County00063
Highlands town, Orange County0361992
Minisink town, Orange County001673
Monroe town, Orange County30225,039
Montgomery town, Orange County010150491
Mount Hope town, Orange County072393
New Windsor town, Orange County016149221
Newburgh town, Orange County04629148
Tuxedo town, Orange County00013
Wallkill town, Orange County77111288439
Warwick town, Orange County01358327
Wawayanda town, Orange County00631
Woodbury town, Orange County001489
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0272541
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County00026
Florida village, Orange County00051
Goshen village, Orange County0090
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County002256
Harriman village, Orange County3008
Highland Falls village, Orange County0211928
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County0004,771
Maybrook village, Orange County0105363
Monroe village, Orange County001094
Montgomery village, Orange County001998
Otisville village, Orange County07725
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0004
Unionville village, Orange County0009
Walden village, Orange County0078178
Warwick village, Orange County00056
Washingtonville village, Orange County00547
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County0033112
Kent town, Putnam County8100161
Patterson town, Putnam County000168
Philipstown town, Putnam County000107
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County0028143
Southeast town, Putnam County0557361
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County052048
Cold Spring village, Putnam County00027
Nelsonville village, Putnam County00010
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan County03864105
Callicoon town, Sullivan County00077
Cochecton town, Sullivan County00032
Delaware town, Sullivan County09650115
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County20112143620
Forestburgh town, Sullivan County0008
Fremont town, Sullivan County0121536
Highland town, Sullivan County080111
Liberty town, Sullivan County031108378
Lumberland town, Sullivan County00473
Mamakating town, Sullivan County1110280
Neversink town, Sullivan County17612119
Rockland town, Sullivan County113359151
Thompson town, Sullivan County12337400697
Tusten town, Sullivan County06216
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan County00011
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan County0000
Liberty village, Sullivan County0312070
Monticello village, Sullivan County12300354375
Woodridge village, Sullivan County0253058
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County10042
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County13428206603
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster County00019
Esopus town, Ulster County000208
Gardiner town, Ulster County035112
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0001
Hurley town, Ulster County006114
Kingston town, Ulster County00018
Lloyd town, Ulster County01920175
Marbletown town, Ulster County000101
Marlborough town, Ulster County31449166
New Paltz town, Ulster County02868104
Olive town, Ulster County00051
Plattekill town, Ulster County00120280
Rochester town, Ulster County01531315
Rosendale town, Ulster County000168
Saugerties town, Ulster County0055435
Shandaken town, Ulster County310061
Shawangunk town, Ulster County060191
Ulster town, Ulster County01215286
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0129228494
Woodstock town, Ulster County000137
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County0129183191
New Paltz village, Ulster County034153
Saugerties village, Ulster County009169

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.

Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Decreasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Decreasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
Babies with Low Birth Weights Increasing
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Increasing
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Renting Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Domestic Violence Decreasing