Children and Youth
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity, 2018-22

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Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity, 2018-22

What does this measure?

The proportion of single-parent families with children under 18 in various racial and ethnic groups.

Why is this important?

Single-parent families may experience more stress and economic strain than dual-parent households with two incomes. Children in these families can be at risk of poorer health and educational outcomes. However, children may also have opportunities to build resilience and experience a larger community through the support of extended family and friends. Racial and ethnic disparities in rates of single parenthood have several possible causes, including current and historic policies that have placed particular strain on African American families, as well as broader changes in social attitudes about gender roles, marriage and single parenthood.

How is the region performing?

In 2018-22, 57% of African American families in the region were single-parent families, the highest rate of any racial or ethnic group, down three percentage points since 2008-12. By comparison, single parents headed 40% of Hispanic families and 32% of white families, both up 2 percentage points, respectively, since 2008-12. Rates for all racial and ethnic groups excepts Asians in the region were lower than the state (excluding New York City) and nation.

The populations in most counties and towns, when broken down by race and ethnicity, were too small to yield reliable survey results, with the exception of Orange and Dutchess for Black, Hispanic and White families. In Orange in 2018-22, 57% of African American families, 37% of Hispanic families and 27% of White families were headed by a single-parent. In Dutchess in 2018-22, 58% of African American families, 45% of Hispanic families and 31% of White families were headed by a single-parent.

Why do these disparities exist?

Explanations about why more children of color are growing up in single parent households include the deliberate dismantling of Black families during slavery and its enduring influence on family structure. The high incarceration rates of men of color, economic strain and changing attitudes about marriage also influence these disparities.

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. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity, 2018-22
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanic or LatinoWhite
Region21%*57%40%32%
Columbia26%***51%***55%**43%
Dutchess11%***58%45%31%
Greene0%***87%***43%***30%
Orange26%**57%37%27%
Putnam10%***35%***22%*30%
Sullivan0%***55%***44%*44%
Ulster52%***57%**57%*39%
NYS (excluding NYC)17%65%43%33%
U.S.20%67%44%34%
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County0%***0%***N/A***41%**
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County0%***N/A***0%***9%***
Austerlitz town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***17%***
Canaan town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***40%**
Chatham town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***49%**
Claverack town, Columbia CountyN/A***43%***100%***47%**
Clermont town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***38%**
Copake town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***54%***
Gallatin town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***22%***
Germantown town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***55%***
Ghent town, Columbia CountyN/A***100%***0%***19%***
Greenport town, Columbia County42%***N/A***0%***64%**
Hillsdale town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***41%***
Kinderhook town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***84%***48%**
Livingston town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***18%***
New Lebanon town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***16%***
Stockport town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***58%**
Stuyvesant town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***59%***
Taghkanic town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***40%***43%***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***55%**
Kinderhook village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***17%***
Philmont village, Columbia CountyN/A***43%***100%***44%***
Valatie village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***41%***46%***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County0%***63%***64%**36%**
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0%***87%71%*46%**
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County100%***N/A***28%***31%***
Beekman town, Dutchess County46%***44%***26%***18%***
Clinton town, Dutchess County0%***100%***N/A***28%**
Dover town, Dutchess County0%***27%***0%***50%**
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County0%***25%***31%***20%*
Fishkill town, Dutchess County0%***38%***47%***25%*
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0%***35%***0%***42%*
La Grange town, Dutchess County8%***61%***29%***20%**
Milan town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***55%***
North East town, Dutchess County17%***0%***61%***55%***
Pawling town, Dutchess County0%***15%***48%***33%**
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***54%***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County0%***0%***0%***31%**
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County17%***30%***53%**27%*
Red Hook town, Dutchess County100%***0%***34%***43%*
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***46%***29%**
Stanford town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***79%***26%***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0%***0%***0%***25%***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County19%***61%***34%***36%*
Washington town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***42%***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County0%***0%***0%***51%***
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***42%***
Millerton village, Dutchess County100%***0%***61%***40%***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0%***0%***61%***37%***
Red Hook village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***57%***64%***
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***100%***61%***
Tivoli village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***100%***26%***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0%***0%***30%***55%***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***39%***
Athens town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***37%***
Cairo town, Greene County0%***N/A***100%***53%*
Catskill town, Greene CountyN/A***95%***5%***10%***
Coxsackie town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***41%**
Durham town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***50%***
Greenville town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***28%***
Halcott town, Greene County0%***N/A***N/A***0%***
Hunter town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***100%***14%***
Jewett town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Lexington town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***15%***
New Baltimore town, Greene CountyN/A***100%***26%***6%***
Prattsville town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***N/A***0%***
Windham town, Greene County0%***100%***N/A***4%***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***57%***
Catskill village, Greene CountyN/A***95%***18%***11%***
Coxsackie village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***45%***
Hunter village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Tannersville village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***20%***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County46%***62%**35%*41%*
Newburgh city, Orange County100%***81%*54%*53%**
Port Jervis city, Orange County0%***77%***20%***55%*
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0%***22%***31%***23%*
Chester town, Orange County0%***0%***43%***32%**
Cornwall town, Orange County83%***44%***39%***31%*
Crawford town, Orange County0%***7%***24%***18%***
Deerpark town, Orange County62%***0%***56%***42%**
Goshen town, Orange County0%***24%***36%***25%*
Greenville town, Orange County0%***0%***0%***22%***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange CountyN/A***100%***41%***32%**
Highlands town, Orange County0%***28%***66%***20%**
Minisink town, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***52%**
Monroe town, Orange County0%***55%***50%**34%*
Montgomery town, Orange County67%***46%***25%***35%*
Mount Hope town, Orange County0%***95%***20%***29%**
New Windsor town, Orange County24%***43%**17%***22%**
Newburgh town, Orange County64%***62%**26%**28%*
Tuxedo town, Orange County0%***88%***33%***10%***
Wallkill town, Orange County0%***51%*59%*44%*
Warwick town, Orange County54%***3%***15%***25%*
Wawayanda town, Orange County100%***81%***63%***29%**
Woodbury town, Orange County0%***0%***13%***21%**
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0%***N/A***33%***12%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0%***100%***55%***31%***
Florida village, Orange County86%***24%***0%***13%***
Goshen village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***41%***28%**
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County100%***0%***0%***46%***
Harriman village, Orange County0%***47%***29%***62%**
Highland Falls village, Orange CountyN/A***51%***76%***14%***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County0%***N/A***0%***2%***
Maybrook village, Orange CountyN/A***63%***26%***55%**
Monroe village, Orange County0%***57%***50%***22%**
Montgomery village, Orange CountyN/A***51%***54%***45%***
Otisville village, Orange County0%***83%***52%***49%***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***69%***10%***
Tuxedo Park village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***0%***0%***
Unionville village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***28%***
Walden village, Orange County100%***51%***7%***38%***
Warwick village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***0%***27%***
Washingtonville village, Orange CountyN/A***28%***61%***54%**
Woodbury village, Orange County0%***0%***14%***21%**
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County30%***62%***30%**19%**
Kent town, Putnam County0%***N/A***10%***29%*
Patterson town, Putnam County0%***50%***36%***36%*
Philipstown town, Putnam County0%***0%***53%***34%*
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County33%***0%***0%***40%**
Southeast town, Putnam County0%***35%***16%***37%**
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam CountyN/A***N/A***23%***0%***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0%***N/A***100%***49%***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0%***N/A***N/A***61%***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***61%**
Callicoon town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***66%***
Cochecton town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***42%***
Delaware town, Sullivan County0%***N/A***0%***35%***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County0%***44%***58%***58%*
Forestburgh town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***50%***
Fremont town, Sullivan County0%***N/A***0%***21%***
Highland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***23%***
Liberty town, Sullivan CountyN/A***71%***24%***48%**
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0%***N/A***0%***28%***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0%***0%***28%***26%**
Neversink town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***49%***47%***
Rockland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***44%***
Thompson town, Sullivan County0%***55%***53%***38%**
Tusten town, Sullivan County0%***N/A***N/A***65%***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***25%***
Liberty village, Sullivan CountyN/A***71%***30%***68%***
Monticello village, Sullivan County0%***60%***60%***32%***
Woodridge village, Sullivan CountyN/A***0%***81%***65%***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***57%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County0%***69%***63%***49%*
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***11%***
Esopus town, Ulster CountyN/A***32%***58%***57%**
Gardiner town, Ulster County0%***N/A***100%***41%***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Hurley town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***83%***36%**
Kingston town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***56%**
Lloyd town, Ulster County87%***43%***10%***15%***
Marbletown town, Ulster County0%***N/A***0%***38%***
Marlborough town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***60%***35%***
New Paltz town, Ulster County0%***100%***57%***40%**
Olive town, Ulster County0%***N/A***100%***47%***
Plattekill town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***54%***38%**
Rochester town, Ulster County0%***N/A***0%***29%***
Rosendale town, Ulster County0%***30%***0%***61%**
Saugerties town, Ulster County0%***100%***95%***39%*
Shandaken town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***2%***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County0%***N/A***27%***26%**
Ulster town, Ulster County59%***66%***56%***49%*
Wawarsing town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***63%***37%**
Woodstock town, Ulster County72%***N/A***0%***54%***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***63%***33%***
New Paltz village, Ulster County0%***100%***52%***56%***
Saugerties village, Ulster County0%***N/A***0%***35%***

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 Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity, 2018-22
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanic or LatinoWhite
Region800*8,00110,17831,684
Columbia53***48***232**2,377
Dutchess130***2,3362,4777,540
Greene0***60***135***1,070
Orange427**4,6724,6378,831
Putnam46***130***502*2,889
Sullivan0***216***831*3,219
Ulster144***539**1,364*5,758
NYS (excluding NYC)11,68893,83381,216319,988
U.S.500,0073,739,5473,693,0938,701,484
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County0***0***0***181**
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County0***0***0***8***
Austerlitz town, Columbia County0***0***0***16***
Canaan town, Columbia County0***0***0***59**
Chatham town, Columbia County0***0***0***217**
Claverack town, Columbia County0***20***20***289**
Clermont town, Columbia County0***0***12***84**
Copake town, Columbia County0***0***8***112***
Gallatin town, Columbia County0***0***0***31***
Germantown town, Columbia County0***0***0***80***
Ghent town, Columbia County0***28***0***91***
Greenport town, Columbia County53***0***0***239**
Hillsdale town, Columbia County0***0***0***52***
Kinderhook town, Columbia County0***0***130***460**
Livingston town, Columbia County0***0***0***25***
New Lebanon town, Columbia County0***0***0***28***
Stockport town, Columbia County0***0***56***152**
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County0***0***0***203***
Taghkanic town, Columbia County0***0***6***50***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County0***0***0***104**
Kinderhook village, Columbia County0***0***19***20***
Philmont village, Columbia County0***20***20***45***
Valatie village, Columbia County0***0***11***83***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County0***132***317**488**
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0***1,355649*681**
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County7***0***30***105***
Beekman town, Dutchess County26***101***61***196***
Clinton town, Dutchess County0***46***0***112**
Dover town, Dutchess County0***20***0***276**
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County0***24***138***668*
Fishkill town, Dutchess County0***76***142***413*
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0***86***0***761*
La Grange town, Dutchess County6***140***100***322**
Milan town, Dutchess County0***0***0***97***
North East town, Dutchess County4***0***14***106***
Pawling town, Dutchess County0***12***59***263**
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0***0***0***75***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County0***0***0***309**
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County53***202***609**874*
Red Hook town, Dutchess County6***0***24***462*
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0***0***29***150**
Stanford town, Dutchess County0***0***80***61***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0***0***0***114***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County28***142***225***851*
Washington town, Dutchess County0***0***0***156***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County0***0***0***108***
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0***0***0***32***
Millerton village, Dutchess County4***0***14***16***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0***0***41***76***
Red Hook village, Dutchess County0***0***12***169***
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County0***0***29***114***
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0***0***4***22***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0***0***42***338***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County0***0***0***14***
Athens town, Greene County0***0***0***92***
Cairo town, Greene County0***0***100***375*
Catskill town, Greene County0***40***4***64***
Coxsackie town, Greene County0***0***0***253**
Durham town, Greene County0***0***0***128***
Greenville town, Greene County0***0***0***94***
Halcott town, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Hunter town, Greene County0***0***16***26***
Jewett town, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Lexington town, Greene County0***0***0***5***
New Baltimore town, Greene County0***16***15***15***
Prattsville town, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Windham town, Greene County0***4***0***4***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County0***0***0***76***
Catskill village, Greene County0***40***4***18***
Coxsackie village, Greene County0***0***0***144***
Hunter village, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Tannersville village, Greene County0***0***0***10***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County90***986**668*477*
Newburgh city, Orange County64***1,365*1,045*427**
Port Jervis city, Orange County0***79***38***459*
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0***28***204***399*
Chester town, Orange County0***0***222***314**
Cornwall town, Orange County53***34***68***424*
Crawford town, Orange County0***10***48***147***
Deerpark town, Orange County13***0***14***302**
Goshen town, Orange County0***8***122***328*
Greenville town, Orange County0***0***0***135***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County0***50***86***208**
Highlands town, Orange County0***72***147***199**
Minisink town, Orange County0***0***0***334**
Monroe town, Orange County0***174***546**685*
Montgomery town, Orange County8***172***144***713*
Mount Hope town, Orange County0***38***25***146**
New Windsor town, Orange County60***436**154***400**
Newburgh town, Orange County39***665**249**662*
Tuxedo town, Orange County0***53***12***26***
Wallkill town, Orange County0***434*686*811*
Warwick town, Orange County72***4***64***743*
Wawayanda town, Orange County28***64***63***204**
Woodbury town, Orange County0***0***32***202**
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0***0***34***34***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0***18***22***122***
Florida village, Orange County6***4***0***29***
Goshen village, Orange County0***0***68***141**
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County66***0***0***143***
Harriman village, Orange County0***68***32***157**
Highland Falls village, Orange County0***72***117***12***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County0***0***0***86***
Maybrook village, Orange County0***22***28***168**
Monroe village, Orange County0***106***214***162**
Montgomery village, Orange County0***80***94***135***
Otisville village, Orange County0***10***25***78***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange County0***0***24***33***
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0***0***0***0***
Unionville village, Orange County0***0***0***16***
Walden village, Orange County8***70***13***192***
Warwick village, Orange County0***0***0***170***
Washingtonville village, Orange County0***28***162***228**
Woodbury village, Orange County0***0***32***202**
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County34***78***177**555**
Kent town, Putnam County0***0***38***356*
Patterson town, Putnam County0***40***132***402*
Philipstown town, Putnam County0***0***54***409*
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County12***0***0***541**
Southeast town, Putnam County0***12***101***626**
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County0***0***62***0***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0***0***14***117***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0***0***0***56***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan County0***0***44***195**
Callicoon town, Sullivan County0***0***8***201***
Cochecton town, Sullivan County0***0***0***49***
Delaware town, Sullivan County0***0***0***72***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County0***56***328***876*
Forestburgh town, Sullivan County0***0***8***19***
Fremont town, Sullivan County0***0***0***12***
Highland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***30***
Liberty town, Sullivan County0***80***130***430**
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***62***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0***0***56***361**
Neversink town, Sullivan County0***0***22***176***
Rockland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***186***
Thompson town, Sullivan County0***80***235***410**
Tusten town, Sullivan County0***0***0***140***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan County0***0***0***0***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan County0***0***8***10***
Liberty village, Sullivan County0***80***130***270***
Monticello village, Sullivan County0***80***168***116***
Woodridge village, Sullivan County0***0***13***78***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County0***0***0***94***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County0***200***332***903*
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster County0***0***0***4***
Esopus town, Ulster County0***22***70***252**
Gardiner town, Ulster County0***0***24***91***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0***0***0***0***
Hurley town, Ulster County0***0***104***213**
Kingston town, Ulster County0***0***0***58**
Lloyd town, Ulster County103***68***11***117***
Marbletown town, Ulster County0***0***0***153***
Marlborough town, Ulster County0***0***41***259***
New Paltz town, Ulster County0***156***117***348**
Olive town, Ulster County0***0***28***206***
Plattekill town, Ulster County0***0***161***376**
Rochester town, Ulster County0***0***0***203***
Rosendale town, Ulster County0***20***0***318**
Saugerties town, Ulster County0***48***159***659*
Shandaken town, Ulster County0***0***0***2***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County0***0***14***376**
Ulster town, Ulster County23***25***121***569*
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0***0***182***359**
Woodstock town, Ulster County18***0***0***292***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County0***0***142***136***
New Paltz village, Ulster County0***62***15***175***
Saugerties village, Ulster County0***0***0***120***

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.




Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity, 2008-12
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanic or LatinoWhite
Region17%*60%38%30%
Columbia17%***69%**68%**38%
Dutchess8%***67%41%26%
Greene92%***84%***65%***29%
Orange16%**50%37%30%
Putnam14%***73%***30%*22%
Sullivan61%***58%*45%*40%
Ulster2%***71%34%*37%
NYS (excluding NYC)16%66%44%32%
U.S.21%66%40%33%
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County0%***69%**100%***61%**
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***37%**
Austerlitz town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***30%***
Canaan town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***34%***
Chatham town, Columbia County0%***0%***N/A***28%***
Claverack town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***31%***
Clermont town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***28%***33%**
Copake town, Columbia County0%***N/A***N/A***22%***
Gallatin town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***30%***
Germantown town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***29%***
Ghent town, Columbia County0%***N/A***21%***38%*
Greenport town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***63%**
Hillsdale town, Columbia CountyN/A***0%***N/A***13%***
Kinderhook town, Columbia County0%***100%***78%***40%*
Livingston town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***46%***34%***
New Lebanon town, Columbia County100%***63%***N/A***48%**
Stockport town, Columbia CountyN/A***100%***N/A***14%***
Stuyvesant town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***51%**
Taghkanic town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***36%***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County0%***0%***57%***49%**
Kinderhook village, Columbia County0%***N/A***0%***10%***
Philmont village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***27%***
Valatie village, Columbia County0%***100%***84%***49%**
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess CountyN/A***66%***71%**44%*
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0%***81%43%**53%*
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County0%***100%***27%***34%***
Beekman town, Dutchess County0%***11%***0%***19%*
Clinton town, Dutchess County0%***100%***N/A***36%**
Dover town, Dutchess County0%***0%***25%***31%**
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County9%***31%***27%***19%*
Fishkill town, Dutchess County0%***50%***27%***24%*
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0%***47%***79%***26%*
La Grange town, Dutchess County11%***0%***13%***11%**
Milan town, Dutchess CountyN/A***0%***44%***20%***
North East town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***68%***43%**
Pawling town, Dutchess County0%***0%***15%***25%**
Pine Plains town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***10%***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County58%***77%***5%***18%***
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County3%***73%*24%***25%*
Red Hook town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***29%*
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0%***80%***0%***17%***
Stanford town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***43%***22%***
Union Vale town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***20%***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County19%***69%**64%**31%*
Washington town, Dutchess County0%***100%***0%***34%**
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***34%***
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0%***100%***N/A***44%***
Millerton village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***20%***46%***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***26%***
Red Hook village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***49%**
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***34%***
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***42%***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0%***100%***78%***26%***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***37%***
Athens town, Greene County0%***70%***30%***30%**
Cairo town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***25%***
Catskill town, Greene County100%***87%***60%***36%*
Coxsackie town, Greene CountyN/A***100%***93%***34%**
Durham town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***22%***
Greenville town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***7%***
Halcott town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***13%***
Hunter town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***100%***37%***
Jewett town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***38%***
Lexington town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***10%***
New Baltimore town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***34%**
Prattsville town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***47%***
Windham town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***5%***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County0%***77%***100%***46%***
Catskill village, Greene CountyN/A***100%***0%***53%**
Coxsackie village, Greene CountyN/A***100%***99%***31%***
Hunter village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***65%***
Tannersville village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***100%***46%***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County48%***48%*54%*40%*
Newburgh city, Orange County0%***68%*38%*42%*
Port Jervis city, Orange County27%***31%***54%***54%*
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0%***45%***26%***30%**
Chester town, Orange County0%***41%***34%***35%**
Cornwall town, Orange County0%***0%***40%***27%*
Crawford town, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***26%**
Deerpark town, Orange CountyN/A***42%***30%***47%*
Goshen town, Orange County0%***71%***24%***36%*
Greenville town, Orange County20%***0%***0%***26%***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County0%***0%***0%***17%***
Highlands town, Orange County0%***32%***30%***22%***
Minisink town, Orange CountyN/A***0%***47%***32%**
Monroe town, Orange County18%***42%***20%***15%*
Montgomery town, Orange County56%***14%***10%***33%*
Mount Hope town, Orange CountyN/A***28%***46%***30%**
New Windsor town, Orange County0%***48%***32%**22%*
Newburgh town, Orange County25%***36%***49%**34%*
Tuxedo town, Orange County0%***0%***0%***26%***
Wallkill town, Orange County0%***57%*41%**43%
Warwick town, Orange County0%***68%**33%***24%*
Wawayanda town, Orange County30%***55%***45%***33%**
Woodbury town, Orange County0%***0%***32%***21%*
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0%***46%***83%***49%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***100%***22%***
Florida village, Orange CountyN/A***60%***74%***22%***
Goshen village, Orange County0%***72%***38%***37%***
Greenwood Lake village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***0%***26%***
Harriman village, Orange County0%***60%***58%***52%***
Highland Falls village, Orange County0%***35%***58%***53%***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***0%***6%**
Maybrook village, Orange County100%***0%***36%***41%**
Monroe village, Orange County43%***N/A***37%***19%**
Montgomery village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***26%***
Otisville village, Orange CountyN/A***53%***0%***30%***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange County0%***0%***22%***11%***
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0%***N/A***N/A***0%***
Unionville village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***72%***22%***
Walden village, Orange County67%***29%***8%***38%**
Warwick village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***71%***42%**
Washingtonville village, Orange CountyN/A***100%***39%***37%**
Woodbury village, Orange County0%***0%***16%***18%*
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County39%***0%***28%***21%*
Kent town, Putnam County0%***82%***27%***13%**
Patterson town, Putnam County0%***100%***34%***31%*
Philipstown town, Putnam County0%***N/A***38%***26%**
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County0%***0%***43%***19%**
Southeast town, Putnam County0%***71%***25%***25%*
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County0%***100%***19%***31%***
Cold Spring village, Putnam CountyN/A***N/A***100%***16%***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0%***N/A***0%***22%***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan CountyN/A***0%***61%***38%***
Callicoon town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***40%***
Cochecton town, Sullivan CountyN/A***0%***N/A***54%***
Delaware town, Sullivan CountyN/A***0%***0%***15%***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County55%***92%***49%**55%*
Forestburgh town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***31%***
Fremont town, Sullivan CountyN/A***0%***100%***44%**
Highland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***100%***100%***43%**
Liberty town, Sullivan County100%***100%***50%***44%*
Lumberland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***59%***27%***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0%***63%***57%***35%*
Neversink town, Sullivan CountyN/A***100%***100%***42%**
Rockland town, Sullivan County0%***0%***N/A***42%**
Thompson town, Sullivan County0%***60%***30%***34%*
Tusten town, Sullivan CountyN/A***0%***100%***43%**
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan CountyN/A***50%***0%***66%***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***24%***
Liberty village, Sullivan County100%***100%***55%***58%**
Monticello village, Sullivan CountyN/A***76%***11%***20%***
Woodridge village, Sullivan CountyN/A***76%***18%***0%***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan CountyN/A***100%***100%***39%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County0%***74%**33%***50%
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***23%***
Esopus town, Ulster County0%***0%***0%***25%**
Gardiner town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***0%***30%***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***15%***
Hurley town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***39%**
Kingston town, Ulster County0%***100%***N/A***44%***
Lloyd town, Ulster County0%***95%***0%***50%*
Marbletown town, Ulster County0%***N/A***N/A***38%***
Marlborough town, Ulster CountyN/A***87%***24%***30%*
New Paltz town, Ulster County0%***67%***100%***31%*
Olive town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***26%***
Plattekill town, Ulster County0%***70%***43%***34%**
Rochester town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***0%***35%**
Rosendale town, Ulster CountyN/A***100%***23%***38%**
Saugerties town, Ulster County0%***100%***24%***33%*
Shandaken town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***100%***30%***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County100%***N/A***0%***29%**
Ulster town, Ulster County0%***0%***31%***35%*
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0%***16%***44%**41%*
Woodstock town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***52%***44%**
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County0%***26%***53%***37%***
New Paltz village, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***31%***
Saugerties village, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***37%***

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 Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity, 2008-12
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanic or LatinoWhite
Region706*8,5858,23236,522
Columbia19***288**266**2,649
Dutchess115***3,2441,8337,608
Greene146***205***148***1,256
Orange263**3,0613,98511,699
Putnam42***290***652*2,795
Sullivan114***401*645*3,308
Ulster7***1,096703*7,207
NYS (excluding NYC)8,48097,17468,255371,803
U.S.420,9813,709,2142,903,6939,438,290
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County0***231**96***273**
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County0***0***0***46**
Austerlitz town, Columbia County0***0***0***41***
Canaan town, Columbia County0***0***0***60***
Chatham town, Columbia County0***0***0***114***
Claverack town, Columbia County0***0***50***158***
Clermont town, Columbia County0***0***10***91**
Copake town, Columbia County0***0***0***85***
Gallatin town, Columbia County0***0***0***51***
Germantown town, Columbia County0***0***0***72***
Ghent town, Columbia County0***0***4***298*
Greenport town, Columbia County0***0***0***331**
Hillsdale town, Columbia County0***0***0***26***
Kinderhook town, Columbia County0***24***76***463*
Livingston town, Columbia County0***0***30***139***
New Lebanon town, Columbia County19***19***0***135**
Stockport town, Columbia County0***14***0***35***
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County0***0***0***195**
Taghkanic town, Columbia County0***0***0***36***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County0***0***4***119**
Kinderhook village, Columbia County0***0***0***16***
Philmont village, Columbia County0***0***0***42***
Valatie village, Columbia County0***24***32***102**
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County0***238***410**605*
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0***1,516391**761*
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County0***42***34***197***
Beekman town, Dutchess County0***7***0***329*
Clinton town, Dutchess County0***26***0***202**
Dover town, Dutchess County0***0***39***307**
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County14***86***76***718*
Fishkill town, Dutchess County0***166***58***467*
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0***100***140***506*
La Grange town, Dutchess County8***0***18***204**
Milan town, Dutchess County0***0***12***62***
North East town, Dutchess County0***0***34***123**
Pawling town, Dutchess County0***0***19***263**
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0***0***0***25***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County19***133***4***180***
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County12***489*139***978*
Red Hook town, Dutchess County0***0***0***367*
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0***24***0***122***
Stanford town, Dutchess County0***0***21***72***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0***0***0***113***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County62***405**438**824*
Washington town, Dutchess County0***12***0***183**
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County0***0***0***68***
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0***12***0***62***
Millerton village, Dutchess County0***0***4***32***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0***0***0***63***
Red Hook village, Dutchess County0***0***0***119**
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County0***0***0***122***
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0***0***0***43***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0***72***233***88***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County0***0***0***30***
Athens town, Greene County0***30***3***113**
Cairo town, Greene County0***0***0***123***
Catskill town, Greene County146***161***53***353*
Coxsackie town, Greene County0***14***70***225**
Durham town, Greene County0***0***0***68***
Greenville town, Greene County0***0***0***29***
Halcott town, Greene County0***0***0***4***
Hunter town, Greene County0***0***22***103***
Jewett town, Greene County0***0***0***34***
Lexington town, Greene County0***0***0***6***
New Baltimore town, Greene County0***0***0***137**
Prattsville town, Greene County0***0***0***25***
Windham town, Greene County0***0***0***6***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County0***10***3***57***
Catskill village, Greene County0***161***0***214**
Coxsackie village, Greene County0***14***70***109***
Hunter village, Greene County0***0***0***35***
Tannersville village, Greene County0***0***22***18***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County62***462*915*604*
Newburgh city, Orange County0***924*864*650*
Port Jervis city, Orange County11***19***72***542*
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0***81***120***664**
Chester town, Orange County0***86***108***478**
Cornwall town, Orange County0***0***96***474*
Crawford town, Orange County0***0***0***323**
Deerpark town, Orange County0***28***27***424*
Goshen town, Orange County0***112***56***510*
Greenville town, Orange County13***0***0***147***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County0***0***0***108***
Highlands town, Orange County0***38***62***201***
Minisink town, Orange County0***0***34***258**
Monroe town, Orange County54***52***112***789*
Montgomery town, Orange County44***18***58***1,034*
Mount Hope town, Orange County0***8***38***202**
New Windsor town, Orange County0***255***234**577*
Newburgh town, Orange County76***243***380**1,047*
Tuxedo town, Orange County0***0***0***116***
Wallkill town, Orange County0***573*447**1,021
Warwick town, Orange County0***124**188***880*
Wawayanda town, Orange County3***38***72***343**
Woodbury town, Orange County0***0***102***307*
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0***74***108***210***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0***0***6***94***
Florida village, Orange County0***12***76***55***
Goshen village, Orange County0***70***46***200***
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County0***0***0***85***
Harriman village, Orange County0***52***76***134***
Highland Falls village, Orange County0***38***47***168***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County0***0***0***176**
Maybrook village, Orange County22***0***36***163**
Monroe village, Orange County54***0***100***189**
Montgomery village, Orange County0***0***0***176***
Otisville village, Orange County0***8***0***43***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange County0***0***13***37***
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0***0***0***0***
Unionville village, Orange County0***0***28***17***
Walden village, Orange County22***18***22***323**
Warwick village, Orange County0***0***58***379**
Washingtonville village, Orange County0***63***90***201**
Woodbury village, Orange County0***0***38***243*
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County42***0***215***924*
Kent town, Putnam County0***230***90***194**
Patterson town, Putnam County0***26***77***449*
Philipstown town, Putnam County0***0***36***316**
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County0***0***116***317**
Southeast town, Putnam County0***34***118***595*
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County0***34***40***72***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0***0***12***26***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0***0***0***22***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan County0***0***20***175***
Callicoon town, Sullivan County0***0***0***130***
Cochecton town, Sullivan County0***0***0***69***
Delaware town, Sullivan County0***0***0***28***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County48***56***204**708*
Forestburgh town, Sullivan County0***0***4***24***
Fremont town, Sullivan County0***0***3***72**
Highland town, Sullivan County0***6***6***105**
Liberty town, Sullivan County66***65***149***460*
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0***0***10***122***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0***34***76***610*
Neversink town, Sullivan County0***24***24***216**
Rockland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***153**
Thompson town, Sullivan County0***216***143***388*
Tusten town, Sullivan County0***0***6***48**
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan County0***3***0***19***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan County0***0***0***4***
Liberty village, Sullivan County66***65***113***210**
Monticello village, Sullivan County0***156***29***57***
Woodridge village, Sullivan County0***16***5***0***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County0***31***36***40***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County0***508**187***1,075
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster County0***0***0***19***
Esopus town, Ulster County0***0***0***256**
Gardiner town, Ulster County0***0***0***245***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0***0***0***2***
Hurley town, Ulster County0***0***0***299**
Kingston town, Ulster County0***9***0***65***
Lloyd town, Ulster County0***167***0***742*
Marbletown town, Ulster County0***0***0***264***
Marlborough town, Ulster County0***126***16***348*
New Paltz town, Ulster County0***16***50***339*
Olive town, Ulster County0***0***0***116***
Plattekill town, Ulster County0***160***162***399**
Rochester town, Ulster County0***0***0***327**
Rosendale town, Ulster County0***32***16***283**
Saugerties town, Ulster County0***64***28***738*
Shandaken town, Ulster County0***0***18***49***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County7***0***0***424**
Ulster town, Ulster County0***0***31***469*
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0***14***184**454*
Woodstock town, Ulster County0***0***11***294**
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County0***14***144***136***
New Paltz village, Ulster County0***0***0***74***
Saugerties village, Ulster County0***0***0***138***

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.




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
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
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population 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
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 Maintaining
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Increasing
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
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
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type 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
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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