Economy
Spending for County Government

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Spending for County Government

What does this measure?

The annual per-capita spending for county government, adjusted for inflation.

Why is this important?

Government provides critical services to communities, but the cost to taxpayers can be burdensome and can hinder efforts to attract and retain business.

How is the region performing?

Per-capita spending by county governments in the Mid-Hudson Valley was $2,160 in 2017, compared to the statewide (excluding NYC) figure of $2,440. Per-capita county government spending in the region increased 14% from 2000 to 2017 and 1% since 2016.

Sullivan had the highest per-capita spending among the counties in the region in 2017, at $4,130, followed by Greene at $1,890 and Orange at $1,660. Orange County, at 25%, closely followed by Sullivan at 24%, had the largest percentage increase in per-capita spending from 2000 to 2017. On the other hand, Columbia County had no change in its per-capita spending in that time period, and Putnam county decreased its spending by 8%.

Notes about the data

Data are presented in constant 2017 dollars. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Spending for County Government
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Region$1,901$1,957$1,933$2,027$2,008$2,065$2,026$2,180$2,131$2,179$2,188$2,152$2,163$2,143$2,051$2,094$2,146$2,158
Columbia County$2,328$2,014$2,165$2,279$2,312$2,466$2,243$2,491$2,345$2,356$2,485$2,514$2,490$2,650$2,546$2,597$2,639$2,318
Dutchess County$1,492$1,517$1,554$1,590$1,579$1,752$1,620$1,751$1,761$1,707$1,746$1,673$1,672$1,636$1,601$1,650$1,728$1,710
Greene County$2,191$2,242$2,285$2,476$2,208$2,232$2,449$2,314$2,383$2,570$2,315$2,492$2,446$2,568$2,320$2,357$2,287$2,409
Orange County$1,885$1,907$1,938$1,938$1,972$1,997$2,003$2,394$2,280$2,385$2,414$2,376$2,356$2,448$2,251$2,324$2,326$2,348
Putnam County$1,726$1,314$1,495$1,867$1,637$1,758$1,733$1,636$1,545$1,691$1,572$1,520$1,617$1,504$1,579$1,550$1,594$1,590
Sullivan County$3,334$3,775$3,329$3,368$3,377$3,235$3,171$3,313$3,063$3,181$3,332$3,165$3,246$3,066$3,229$3,271$3,637$4,127
Ulster County$1,843$2,254$2,013$2,225$2,237$2,198$2,209$2,110$2,211$2,198$2,159$2,176$2,221$2,012$1,898$1,903$1,929$1,854
NYS (excluding NYC)$2,364$2,395$2,361$2,377$2,488$2,456$2,460$2,567$2,608$2,611$2,558$2,437$2,471$2,429$2,426$2,452$2,473$2,443

Source: New York State Office of the State Comptroller
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars.




Total County Government Spending
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
Region2,052,609,3162,138,819,5852,135,566,3052,263,137,3002,260,328,3772,334,946,8672,297,078,3292,478,674,2562,429,091,3712,486,493,8472,499,039,0682,460,451,0702,467,959,4352,443,469,6792,335,346,8932,379,565,4192,440,484,4392,460,006,599
Columbia County146,854,689126,806,732136,793,155144,255,322147,171,918157,104,405142,280,218157,997,779148,343,719148,468,005156,737,434157,194,532155,543,518164,909,626157,909,276159,844,356161,014,791140,469,645
Dutchess County417,866,509431,994,526447,190,055462,249,641462,566,210515,832,446477,497,637517,089,148521,740,432506,862,389519,210,857499,224,400497,315,056485,682,212474,079,469487,386,269508,912,107505,540,222
Greene County105,218,914107,569,304110,098,503119,867,229107,646,169109,667,755121,240,888114,641,083117,881,037126,861,865113,917,334121,733,183118,863,945124,151,845111,316,719112,290,229108,657,008114,342,787
Orange County643,479,796662,957,823684,213,574695,223,634715,823,316727,785,388735,034,334882,191,885844,229,440887,327,717900,073,254889,320,803881,538,571918,384,560846,624,171877,547,845883,569,221897,542,798
Putnam County165,216,989127,490,571146,856,763184,754,603162,814,502175,098,811172,162,202162,658,264153,818,338168,522,310156,690,851151,817,276161,253,701149,984,935157,365,389154,226,607157,933,728157,946,190
Sullivan County246,339,710279,863,402247,849,131254,104,018257,557,570248,407,392244,911,433258,400,162238,159,825247,028,494258,324,112244,080,823249,959,417236,292,150244,919,571245,737,466274,103,670311,563,962
Ulster County327,632,709402,137,227362,565,124402,682,854406,748,692401,050,671403,951,616385,695,935404,918,579401,423,067394,085,225397,080,054403,485,227364,064,351343,132,299342,532,647346,293,914332,600,994
NYS (excluding NYC)25,925,221,47326,395,222,26326,129,755,54326,400,289,57327,685,810,68127,311,915,56627,327,683,40228,544,992,02929,064,777,36329,178,434,63528,660,883,65927,371,440,77627,775,842,74727,337,943,75327,294,524,06727,555,440,87327,744,933,86327,310,154,186

Source: New York State Office of the State Comptroller
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars.




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Decreasing
Population by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Household Types Increasing
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 Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Decreasing
Plans of High School Graduates Increasing
Education Levels of Adults Increasing
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Decreasing
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Seniors Living in Poverty Decreasing
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Maintaining
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Increasing
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Maintaining
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Increasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Increasing
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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