Children and Youth
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity, 2017-21

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Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity, 2017-21

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 2017-21, 53% of African American families in the region were single-parent families, the highest rate of any racial or ethnic group, down six percentage points since 2000. By comparison, single parents headed 37% of Hispanic families and 32% of white families, both up 3 and 5 percentage points, respectively, since 2000. Rates for all racial and ethnic groups 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 Dutchess in 2017-21, 59% of African American families, 35% of Hispanic families and 29% of White families were headed by a single-parent. In Orange in 2017-21, 51% of African American families, 35% of Hispanic families and 26% 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, 2017-21
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Region18%*53%37%32%
Columbia6%***59%***54%**41%
Dutchess16%***59%35%29%
Greene0%***76%***33%***27%*
Orange25%**51%35%26%
Putnam8%***24%***25%*29%
Sullivan0%***42%***53%*43%
Ulster20%***63%**50%*42%
NYS (excluding NYC)16%65%43%34%
U.S.20%66%43%34%
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County0%***68%***N/A***53%**
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***13%***
Austerlitz town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***13%***
Canaan town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***39%**
Chatham town, Columbia CountyN/A***0%***0%***40%**
Claverack town, Columbia CountyN/A***100%***100%***38%***
Clermont town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***43%**
Copake town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***48%***
Gallatin town, Columbia CountyN/A***0%***N/A***12%***
Germantown town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***30%***
Ghent town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***34%***
Greenport town, Columbia County13%***0%***0%***45%***
Hillsdale town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***58%***
Kinderhook town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***80%***44%*
Livingston town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***41%***
New Lebanon town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***16%***
Stockport town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***43%***
Stuyvesant town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***61%**
Taghkanic town, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***37%***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***0%***61%***
Kinderhook village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***100%***23%***
Philmont village, Columbia CountyN/A***100%***100%***57%***
Valatie village, Columbia CountyN/A***N/A***41%***51%***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County49%***83%**51%***28%**
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0%***79%*64%**48%**
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County100%***100%***0%***27%***
Beekman town, Dutchess County58%***50%***16%***15%***
Clinton town, Dutchess County0%***100%***N/A***22%***
Dover town, Dutchess County0%***18%***0%***43%**
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County0%***39%***31%***20%*
Fishkill town, Dutchess County0%***40%***41%***29%*
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0%***60%***0%***41%*
La Grange town, Dutchess County5%***61%***21%***19%**
Milan town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***47%***
North East town, Dutchess County16%***0%***54%***43%***
Pawling town, Dutchess County0%***0%***29%***28%**
Pine Plains town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***0%***37%***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***29%*
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County28%***36%***33%**24%*
Red Hook town, Dutchess County70%***0%***41%***42%*
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***61%***27%**
Stanford town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***80%***28%***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0%***0%***0%***11%***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County19%***52%***27%***32%*
Washington town, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***41%**
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess CountyN/A***0%***0%***68%**
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***0%***57%***
Millerton village, Dutchess County42%***0%***54%***44%***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0%***N/A***57%***42%***
Red Hook village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***38%***62%***
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***100%***59%***
Tivoli village, Dutchess CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***32%***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0%***0%***37%***47%***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***35%***
Athens town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***28%***
Cairo town, Greene County0%***N/A***66%***49%**
Catskill town, Greene County0%***N/A***21%***12%***
Coxsackie town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***0%***37%**
Durham town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***42%***
Greenville town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***24%***
Halcott town, Greene County0%***N/A***N/A***0%***
Hunter town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***12%***
Jewett town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Lexington town, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***13%***
New Baltimore town, Greene CountyN/A***100%***33%***13%***
Prattsville town, Greene CountyN/A***0%***N/A***14%***
Windham town, Greene County0%***100%***N/A***10%***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene CountyN/A***0%***0%***53%***
Catskill village, Greene County0%***N/A***100%***25%***
Coxsackie village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***35%***
Hunter village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***27%***
Tannersville village, Greene CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***28%***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County18%***61%**28%*39%*
Newburgh city, Orange County100%***79%*49%*33%**
Port Jervis city, Orange County0%***24%***3%***43%**
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0%***39%***29%***21%*
Chester town, Orange County0%***0%***56%**26%***
Cornwall town, Orange County53%***32%***19%***40%*
Crawford town, Orange County0%***6%***49%***20%**
Deerpark town, Orange County67%***0%***61%***39%***
Goshen town, Orange County0%***35%***34%***29%*
Greenville town, Orange County0%***0%***0%***11%***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***23%***16%***
Highlands town, Orange County0%***31%***51%***20%***
Minisink town, Orange CountyN/A***0%***0%***44%**
Monroe town, Orange County5%***52%***44%**25%**
Montgomery town, Orange County0%***37%***26%***36%*
Mount Hope town, Orange County0%***55%***11%***29%**
New Windsor town, Orange County30%***37%***21%**27%*
Newburgh town, Orange County59%***63%***34%**30%*
Tuxedo town, Orange County0%***63%***51%***20%***
Wallkill town, Orange County0%***39%**50%*42%*
Warwick town, Orange County71%***0%***0%***20%*
Wawayanda town, Orange County93%***100%***84%***38%*
Woodbury town, Orange County0%***0%***26%***22%**
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***71%***22%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0%***100%***55%***31%***
Florida village, Orange County91%***0%***0%***13%***
Goshen village, Orange County0%***N/A***44%***39%**
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County100%***N/A***0%***26%***
Harriman village, Orange County0%***50%***43%***49%***
Highland Falls village, Orange CountyN/A***51%***66%***8%***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***0%***2%***
Maybrook village, Orange CountyN/A***95%***82%***60%**
Monroe village, Orange County6%***51%***34%***14%***
Montgomery village, Orange CountyN/A***0%***4%***53%***
Otisville village, Orange County0%***67%***33%***36%***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange CountyN/A***68%***30%***15%***
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0%***N/A***0%***12%***
Unionville village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***46%***
Walden village, Orange CountyN/A***38%***16%***36%***
Warwick village, Orange CountyN/A***N/A***0%***26%**
Washingtonville village, Orange CountyN/A***35%***53%***42%**
Woodbury village, Orange County0%***0%***11%***22%**
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County41%***39%***36%**20%**
Kent town, Putnam County0%***N/A***9%***20%*
Patterson town, Putnam County0%***30%***47%***38%*
Philipstown town, Putnam County0%***0%***64%***30%*
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County0%***0%***0%***42%**
Southeast town, Putnam County0%***33%***18%***34%**
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam CountyN/A***N/A***25%***44%***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0%***N/A***100%***46%***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0%***N/A***78%***57%***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***54%**
Callicoon town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***48%***
Cochecton town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***39%***
Delaware town, Sullivan County0%***N/A***0%***38%***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County0%***33%***75%***60%*
Forestburgh town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***43%***
Fremont town, Sullivan County0%***N/A***0%***10%***
Highland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***38%***
Liberty town, Sullivan CountyN/A***71%***43%***51%**
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0%***N/A***0%***21%***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0%***0%***57%***27%**
Neversink town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***41%***
Rockland town, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***40%***
Thompson town, Sullivan County0%***25%***46%***34%**
Tusten town, Sullivan County0%***N/A***N/A***64%***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***100%***17%***
Liberty village, Sullivan CountyN/A***71%***34%***67%***
Monticello village, Sullivan County0%***30%***52%***14%***
Woodridge village, Sullivan CountyN/A***0%***50%***48%***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan CountyN/A***N/A***0%***63%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County49%***53%***56%**47%*
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***15%***
Esopus town, Ulster CountyN/A***46%***0%***49%**
Gardiner town, Ulster County0%***N/A***0%***29%***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***N/A***0%***
Hurley town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***0%***37%**
Kingston town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***62%**
Lloyd town, Ulster County0%***80%***8%***24%***
Marbletown town, Ulster County0%***N/A***0%***50%***
Marlborough town, Ulster CountyN/A***0%***29%***44%**
New Paltz town, Ulster County0%***100%***58%***46%*
Olive town, Ulster County0%***N/A***100%***43%***
Plattekill town, Ulster County0%***0%***71%***41%*
Rochester town, Ulster County0%***N/A***0%***35%***
Rosendale town, Ulster County0%***27%***0%***67%**
Saugerties town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***71%***38%*
Shandaken town, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***1%***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County0%***N/A***61%***37%**
Ulster town, Ulster County31%***48%***65%***49%*
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0%***84%***64%***43%**
Woodstock town, Ulster County67%***N/A***N/A***45%***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County0%***84%***65%***44%***
New Paltz village, Ulster County0%***100%***56%***64%***
Saugerties village, Ulster CountyN/A***N/A***0%***43%**

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, 2017-21
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Region633*6,9178,65431,764
Columbia8***128***193**2,206
Dutchess208***2,3141,7296,933
Greene0***28***86***1,029*
Orange334**3,5844,2118,865
Putnam36***107***558*2,826
Sullivan0***141***838*3,070
Ulster47***615**1,039*6,835
NYS (excluding NYC)10,36789,96376,870335,194
U.S.488,2603,728,5743,589,5549,090,820
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County0***104***0***190**
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County0***0***0***10***
Austerlitz town, Columbia County0***0***0***14***
Canaan town, Columbia County0***0***0***62**
Chatham town, Columbia County0***0***0***177**
Claverack town, Columbia County0***24***24***242***
Clermont town, Columbia County0***0***8***90**
Copake town, Columbia County0***0***7***102***
Gallatin town, Columbia County0***0***0***14***
Germantown town, Columbia County0***0***0***39***
Ghent town, Columbia County0***0***0***164***
Greenport town, Columbia County8***0***0***142***
Hillsdale town, Columbia County0***0***0***79***
Kinderhook town, Columbia County0***0***88***390*
Livingston town, Columbia County0***0***0***90***
New Lebanon town, Columbia County0***0***0***29***
Stockport town, Columbia County0***0***66***101***
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County0***0***0***236**
Taghkanic town, Columbia County0***0***0***35***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County0***0***0***117***
Kinderhook village, Columbia County0***0***17***34***
Philmont village, Columbia County0***24***24***54***
Valatie village, Columbia County0***0***9***85***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County17***276**207***281**
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County0***1,095*509**664**
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County6***16***0***93***
Beekman town, Dutchess County19***94***30***160***
Clinton town, Dutchess County0***46***0***89***
Dover town, Dutchess County0***18***0***275**
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County0***26***139***586*
Fishkill town, Dutchess County0***84***124***450*
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0***176***0***785*
La Grange town, Dutchess County6***134***71***284**
Milan town, Dutchess County0***0***0***86***
North East town, Dutchess County5***0***14***84***
Pawling town, Dutchess County0***0***49***240**
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0***0***0***62***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County0***0***0***310*
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County102***259***329**804*
Red Hook town, Dutchess County7***0***22***444*
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0***0***43***172**
Stanford town, Dutchess County0***0***67***70***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0***0***0***41***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County46***90***125***778*
Washington town, Dutchess County0***0***0***175**
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County0***0***0***139**
Millbrook village, Dutchess County0***0***0***55***
Millerton village, Dutchess County5***0***14***28***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0***0***39***90***
Red Hook village, Dutchess County0***0***10***190***
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County0***0***27***109***
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0***0***0***20***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0***0***40***284***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County0***0***0***16***
Athens town, Greene County0***0***0***70***
Cairo town, Greene County0***0***62***336**
Catskill town, Greene County0***0***4***98***
Coxsackie town, Greene County0***0***0***232**
Durham town, Greene County0***0***0***110***
Greenville town, Greene County0***0***0***78***
Halcott town, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Hunter town, Greene County0***0***0***28***
Jewett town, Greene County0***0***0***0***
Lexington town, Greene County0***0***0***3***
New Baltimore town, Greene County0***20***20***42***
Prattsville town, Greene County0***0***0***6***
Windham town, Greene County0***8***0***10***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County0***0***0***70***
Catskill village, Greene County0***0***4***60***
Coxsackie village, Greene County0***0***0***112***
Hunter village, Greene County0***0***0***4***
Tannersville village, Greene County0***0***0***24***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County30***663**388*629*
Newburgh city, Orange County36***967*1,147*380**
Port Jervis city, Orange County0***5***5***369**
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0***58***169***372*
Chester town, Orange County0***0***284**292***
Cornwall town, Orange County40***19***52***564*
Crawford town, Orange County0***9***77***170**
Deerpark town, Orange County14***0***14***280***
Goshen town, Orange County0***14***136***350*
Greenville town, Orange County0***0***0***60***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County0***0***37***89***
Highlands town, Orange County0***66***50***176***
Minisink town, Orange County0***0***0***284**
Monroe town, Orange County5***216***439**529**
Montgomery town, Orange County0***154***141***866*
Mount Hope town, Orange County0***30***22***122**
New Windsor town, Orange County84***314***232**532*
Newburgh town, Orange County27***607***308**717*
Tuxedo town, Orange County0***32***32***64***
Wallkill town, Orange County0***376**552*809*
Warwick town, Orange County70***0***0***616*
Wawayanda town, Orange County28***54***73***275*
Woodbury town, Orange County0***0***53***233**
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0***0***172***104***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0***19***26***104***
Florida village, Orange County10***0***0***29***
Goshen village, Orange County0***0***108***196**
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County60***0***0***78***
Harriman village, Orange County0***114***46***89***
Highland Falls village, Orange County0***66***50***12***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County0***0***0***87***
Maybrook village, Orange County0***82***77***202**
Monroe village, Orange County5***102***161***114***
Montgomery village, Orange County0***0***4***160***
Otisville village, Orange County0***4***22***52***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange County0***28***21***47***
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0***0***0***6***
Unionville village, Orange County0***0***0***38***
Walden village, Orange County0***72***33***234***
Warwick village, Orange County0***0***0***166**
Washingtonville village, Orange County0***30***148***181**
Woodbury village, Orange County0***0***19***233**
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County36***58***175**581**
Kent town, Putnam County0***0***34***259*
Patterson town, Putnam County0***38***174***465*
Philipstown town, Putnam County0***0***52***331*
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County0***0***0***584**
Southeast town, Putnam County0***11***123***606**
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County0***0***76***40***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0***0***10***118***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0***0***14***62***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan County0***0***38***187**
Callicoon town, Sullivan County0***0***6***149***
Cochecton town, Sullivan County0***0***0***57***
Delaware town, Sullivan County0***0***0***69***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County0***18***277***759*
Forestburgh town, Sullivan County0***0***8***21***
Fremont town, Sullivan County0***0***0***7***
Highland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***57***
Liberty town, Sullivan County0***90***196***524**
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***51***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0***0***179***384**
Neversink town, Sullivan County0***0***0***170***
Rockland town, Sullivan County0***0***0***164***
Thompson town, Sullivan County0***33***134***313**
Tusten town, Sullivan County0***0***0***158***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan County0***0***0***0***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan County0***0***6***8***
Liberty village, Sullivan County0***90***128***306***
Monticello village, Sullivan County0***32***86***46***
Woodridge village, Sullivan County0***0***2***38***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County0***0***0***111***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County20***162***281**880*
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster County0***0***0***4***
Esopus town, Ulster County0***36***0***236**
Gardiner town, Ulster County0***0***0***98***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0***0***0***0***
Hurley town, Ulster County0***0***0***229**
Kingston town, Ulster County0***0***0***64**
Lloyd town, Ulster County0***174***9***230***
Marbletown town, Ulster County0***0***0***265***
Marlborough town, Ulster County0***0***14***388**
New Paltz town, Ulster County0***145***100***510*
Olive town, Ulster County0***0***24***199***
Plattekill town, Ulster County0***0***154***458*
Rochester town, Ulster County0***0***0***268***
Rosendale town, Ulster County0***14***0***368**
Saugerties town, Ulster County0***0***105***752*
Shandaken town, Ulster County0***0***0***2***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County0***0***14***593**
Ulster town, Ulster County11***14***124***572*
Wawarsing town, Ulster County0***70***214***473**
Woodstock town, Ulster County16***0***0***246***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County0***70***146***216***
New Paltz village, Ulster County0***70***15***237***
Saugerties village, Ulster County0***0***0***182**

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, 2000
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Region13%59%34%27%
Columbia8%64%45%31%
Dutchess10%64%29%25%
Greene34%93%25%32%
Orange14%53%34%26%
Putnam20%23%15%20%
Sullivan0%59%51%34%
Ulster19%60%44%32%
NYS (excluding NYC)13%62%37%28%
U.S.15%59%32%23%
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County9%67%61%57%
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia CountyN/A0%N/A23%
Austerlitz town, Columbia CountyN/A0%0%19%
Canaan town, Columbia County0%0%N/A25%
Chatham town, Columbia County0%61%0%24%
Claverack town, Columbia CountyN/AN/A18%30%
Clermont town, Columbia CountyN/A100%0%37%
Copake town, Columbia CountyN/AN/A30%33%
Gallatin town, Columbia CountyN/A100%25%22%
Germantown town, Columbia CountyN/AN/AN/A26%
Ghent town, Columbia CountyN/A100%100%32%
Greenport town, Columbia County0%44%62%31%
Hillsdale town, Columbia CountyN/AN/A29%37%
Kinderhook town, Columbia County0%0%52%27%
Livingston town, Columbia CountyN/AN/AN/A27%
New Lebanon town, Columbia CountyN/AN/AN/A37%
Stockport town, Columbia CountyN/A100%N/A35%
Stuyvesant town, Columbia CountyN/A100%N/A27%
Taghkanic town, Columbia CountyN/A0%75%38%
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County0%10%100%35%
Kinderhook village, Columbia County0%N/A100%30%
Philmont village, Columbia CountyN/AN/A43%41%
Valatie village, Columbia County0%0%35%41%
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County31%56%41%34%
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County25%76%51%47%
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County0%0%N/A34%
Beekman town, Dutchess County0%70%10%15%
Clinton town, Dutchess County100%86%0%18%
Dover town, Dutchess County0%35%0%25%
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County0%10%12%12%
Fishkill town, Dutchess County4%65%19%23%
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0%56%13%27%
La Grange town, Dutchess County0%0%0%17%
Milan town, Dutchess CountyN/AN/A0%19%
North East town, Dutchess CountyN/A100%0%28%
Pawling town, Dutchess County0%0%22%22%
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0%N/A0%25%
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County0%66%70%28%
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County19%51%14%28%
Red Hook town, Dutchess County0%70%40%27%
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0%74%0%32%
Stanford town, Dutchess CountyN/AN/AN/A27%
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0%0%N/A8%
Wappinger town, Dutchess County5%55%37%27%
Washington town, Dutchess County0%24%0%28%
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County0%N/A0%25%
Millbrook village, Dutchess CountyN/A0%0%29%
Millerton village, Dutchess CountyN/A100%0%43%
Pawling village, Dutchess County0%0%21%31%
Red Hook village, Dutchess County0%100%0%38%
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess CountyN/A0%0%42%
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0%100%0%32%
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County47%59%48%56%
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene CountyN/AN/A0%21%
Athens town, Greene CountyN/A0%44%36%
Cairo town, Greene CountyN/AN/A29%39%
Catskill town, Greene County43%95%28%36%
Coxsackie town, Greene CountyN/A80%32%33%
Durham town, Greene CountyN/AN/A0%27%
Greenville town, Greene County0%100%0%18%
Halcott town, Greene CountyN/AN/AN/A0%
Hunter town, Greene County0%N/A0%35%
Jewett town, Greene County0%N/AN/A14%
Lexington town, Greene CountyN/AN/AN/A30%
New Baltimore town, Greene CountyN/AN/AN/A24%
Prattsville town, Greene CountyN/AN/A0%36%
Windham town, Greene CountyN/AN/A50%30%
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene CountyN/A0%67%42%
Catskill village, Greene County100%95%0%52%
Coxsackie village, Greene CountyN/A73%0%41%
Hunter village, Greene CountyN/AN/A0%31%
Tannersville village, Greene County0%N/A0%45%
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County0%65%42%43%
Newburgh city, Orange County0%65%40%45%
Port Jervis city, Orange County45%67%24%48%
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County0%66%13%23%
Chester town, Orange County25%22%28%16%
Cornwall town, Orange County0%26%19%23%
Crawford town, Orange County0%0%54%16%
Deerpark town, Orange County0%100%68%26%
Goshen town, Orange County14%10%17%23%
Greenville town, Orange County0%50%28%14%
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County0%20%23%8%
Highlands town, Orange County33%34%27%20%
Minisink town, Orange CountyN/A62%62%21%
Monroe town, Orange County0%27%22%13%
Montgomery town, Orange County14%39%26%33%
Mount Hope town, Orange CountyN/A25%15%24%
New Windsor town, Orange County0%45%36%27%
Newburgh town, Orange County8%45%28%31%
Tuxedo town, Orange County23%46%80%22%
Wallkill town, Orange County19%52%46%32%
Warwick town, Orange County38%16%16%19%
Wawayanda town, Orange CountyN/A71%20%28%
Woodbury town, Orange County27%22%8%23%
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0%25%45%29%
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0%0%21%28%
Florida village, Orange CountyN/A36%16%23%
Goshen village, Orange County77%0%0%35%
Greenwood Lake village, Orange CountyN/AN/A36%33%
Harriman village, Orange County0%60%53%42%
Highland Falls village, Orange County42%53%41%43%
Kiryas Joel village, Orange CountyN/AN/A0%5%
Maybrook village, Orange County50%45%14%22%
Monroe village, Orange County0%32%23%21%
Montgomery village, Orange County0%19%37%38%
Otisville village, Orange CountyN/A100%43%50%
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County48%N/A0%23%
Unionville village, Orange CountyN/AN/A100%48%
Walden village, Orange CountyN/A60%35%46%
Warwick village, Orange County100%0%34%29%
Washingtonville village, Orange County0%60%30%28%
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County15%23%13%18%
Kent town, Putnam County0%42%20%22%
Patterson town, Putnam County0%0%8%21%
Philipstown town, Putnam County0%0%14%17%
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County60%0%13%23%
Southeast town, Putnam County48%39%20%20%
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County83%64%43%42%
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0%N/A0%21%
Nelsonville village, Putnam CountyN/AN/A0%10%
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan CountyN/A57%9%41%
Callicoon town, Sullivan CountyN/A0%72%27%
Cochecton town, Sullivan CountyN/A100%N/A32%
Delaware town, Sullivan County0%0%33%30%
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County0%41%52%42%
Forestburgh town, Sullivan CountyN/AN/A0%12%
Fremont town, Sullivan County0%0%0%19%
Highland town, Sullivan CountyN/A0%0%35%
Liberty town, Sullivan County0%62%67%42%
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0%0%53%26%
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0%0%15%29%
Neversink town, Sullivan County0%N/AN/A16%
Rockland town, Sullivan County0%100%86%39%
Thompson town, Sullivan County0%67%47%36%
Tusten town, Sullivan County0%22%69%26%
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan CountyN/AN/A0%48%
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan CountyN/AN/A0%27%
Liberty village, Sullivan County0%75%70%43%
Monticello village, Sullivan County0%70%54%59%
Woodridge village, Sullivan County0%73%44%33%
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County0%N/A57%47%
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County0%72%59%44%
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster CountyN/AN/AN/A9%
Esopus town, Ulster County0%0%36%29%
Gardiner town, Ulster County0%33%28%27%
Hardenburgh town, Ulster CountyN/AN/AN/A12%
Hurley town, Ulster County0%65%34%30%
Kingston town, Ulster CountyN/AN/AN/A38%
Lloyd town, Ulster County31%38%45%28%
Marbletown town, Ulster CountyN/A65%100%20%
Marlborough town, Ulster County0%30%52%29%
New Paltz town, Ulster County24%42%44%39%
Olive town, Ulster CountyN/AN/A67%35%
Plattekill town, Ulster CountyN/A50%28%33%
Rochester town, Ulster County0%58%48%27%
Rosendale town, Ulster CountyN/A71%0%32%
Saugerties town, Ulster CountyN/A65%0%29%
Shandaken town, Ulster County0%N/A0%44%
Shawangunk town, Ulster CountyN/A70%37%19%
Ulster town, Ulster County0%0%59%38%
Wawarsing town, Ulster County79%61%50%33%
Woodstock town, Ulster CountyN/A31%59%33%
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster CountyN/A56%34%45%
New Paltz village, Ulster County73%0%0%47%
Saugerties village, Ulster CountyN/AN/A0%50%

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, 2000
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Region3356,4554,22336,081
Columbia6200932,443
Dutchess1092,5847168,177
Greene10150441,857
Orange1192,2672,18011,125
Putnam47311192,714
Sullivan04644802,820
Ulster447595916,945
NYS (excluding NYC)4,83690,03038,458354,165
U.S.212,8153,241,0351,722,0116,318,036
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County615743286
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County00044
Austerlitz town, Columbia County00030
Canaan town, Columbia County00042
Chatham town, Columbia County0140120
Claverack town, Columbia County006263
Clermont town, Columbia County06094
Copake town, Columbia County006122
Gallatin town, Columbia County03344
Germantown town, Columbia County00066
Ghent town, Columbia County017240
Greenport town, Columbia County078141
Hillsdale town, Columbia County00282
Kinderhook town, Columbia County0012333
Livingston town, Columbia County000114
New Lebanon town, Columbia County000125
Stockport town, Columbia County080151
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County04095
Taghkanic town, Columbia County00651
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County01781
Kinderhook village, Columbia County00651
Philmont village, Columbia County00685
Valatie village, Columbia County006106
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County19236161406
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County81,552257783
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County000197
Beekman town, Dutchess County03814267
Clinton town, Dutchess County10120102
Dover town, Dutchess County0120310
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County01015485
Fishkill town, Dutchess County410236437
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County0968749
La Grange town, Dutchess County000372
Milan town, Dutchess County00068
North East town, Dutchess County020095
Pawling town, Dutchess County0017225
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County00087
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County02130397
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County59281451,307
Red Hook town, Dutchess County01418381
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County0140281
Stanford town, Dutchess County000135
Union Vale town, Dutchess County00049
Wappinger town, Dutchess County9172115884
Washington town, Dutchess County040160
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County00037
Millbrook village, Dutchess County00048
Millerton village, Dutchess County02053
Pawling village, Dutchess County00789
Red Hook village, Dutchess County0120100
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County000134
Tivoli village, Dutchess County02047
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County93059359
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County00020
Athens town, Greene County004203
Cairo town, Greene County0013356
Catskill town, Greene County1011818511
Coxsackie town, Greene County0207277
Durham town, Greene County00091
Greenville town, Greene County012069
Halcott town, Greene County0000
Hunter town, Greene County00078
Jewett town, Greene County00016
Lexington town, Greene County00028
New Baltimore town, Greene County000110
Prattsville town, Greene County00034
Windham town, Greene County00264
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County00496
Catskill village, Greene County101180249
Coxsackie village, Greene County080176
Hunter village, Greene County00012
Tannersville village, Greene County00017
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County03884181,006
Newburgh city, Orange County0888659716
Port Jervis city, Orange County105021569
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County05832614
Chester town, Orange County16833268
Cornwall town, Orange County0616441
Crawford town, Orange County0020189
Deerpark town, Orange County0819276
Goshen town, Orange County10622338
Greenville town, Orange County04881
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County051051
Highlands town, Orange County115246247
Minisink town, Orange County01632121
Monroe town, Orange County02566606
Montgomery town, Orange County67269998
Mount Hope town, Orange County046167
New Windsor town, Orange County0169175789
Newburgh town, Orange County101441521,129
Tuxedo town, Orange County1061684
Wallkill town, Orange County16282279985
Warwick town, Orange County162456825
Wawayanda town, Orange County04611272
Woodbury town, Orange County14614353
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County0821120
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County004126
Florida village, Orange County08676
Goshen village, Orange County1000247
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County0016177
Harriman village, Orange County0616147
Highland Falls village, Orange County112122166
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County00088
Maybrook village, Orange County633891
Monroe village, Orange County01836236
Montgomery village, Orange County01111208
Otisville village, Orange County04692
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County100018
Unionville village, Orange County001645
Walden village, Orange County02850449
Warwick village, Orange County16016262
Washingtonville village, Orange County02617262
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County15630831
Kent town, Putnam County01129431
Patterson town, Putnam County008357
Philipstown town, Putnam County0010203
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County608385
Southeast town, Putnam County261434507
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County10143480
Cold Spring village, Putnam County00049
Nelsonville village, Putnam County0007
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan County084179
Callicoon town, Sullivan County003194
Cochecton town, Sullivan County06053
Delaware town, Sullivan County00292
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County060123560
Forestburgh town, Sullivan County00016
Fremont town, Sullivan County00035
Highland town, Sullivan County000110
Liberty town, Sullivan County088119439
Lumberland town, Sullivan County00874
Mamakating town, Sullivan County0012478
Neversink town, Sullivan County00076
Rockland town, Sullivan County01855202
Thompson town, Sullivan County0282115375
Tusten town, Sullivan County021137
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan County00024
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan County00012
Liberty village, Sullivan County076119176
Monticello village, Sullivan County0240102157
Woodridge village, Sullivan County0111130
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County008104
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County04261061,063
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster County0004
Esopus town, Ulster County005306
Gardiner town, Ulster County089211
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0002
Hurley town, Ulster County02422276
Kingston town, Ulster County00043
Lloyd town, Ulster County102424352
Marbletown town, Ulster County03220144
Marlborough town, Ulster County0827349
New Paltz town, Ulster County83254491
Olive town, Ulster County0016248
Plattekill town, Ulster County05159424
Rochester town, Ulster County01426274
Rosendale town, Ulster County0120262
Saugerties town, Ulster County0110749
Shandaken town, Ulster County000187
Shawangunk town, Ulster County03815286
Ulster town, Ulster County0035610
Wawarsing town, Ulster County2675141435
Woodstock town, Ulster County0432229
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County04555185
New Paltz village, Ulster County800114
Saugerties village, Ulster County000290

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
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
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
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


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