Tourism Revenue, per Resident

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Tourism Revenue, per Resident

What does this measure?

The amount of money (in 2020 dollars) spent by visitors while in the region. This includes recreation, hotel bookings, fuel purchases, and other visitor expenditures.

Why is this important?

Tourism brings external money into a region's economy, fueling the development of new industry and attractions. The sense that a region is a tourist destination also increases regional pride.

How is the region performing?

Visitors to the Mid-Hudson Valley contributed over $2.2 billion to the region's economy in 2020, or $1,909 per resident despite the COVID pandemic. Statewide (excluding NYC), the figure was $1,468 per resident. Mid-Hudson Valley's per-resident tourism revenue rate in 2020 was down 12% from 2007, a pre-recession peak. Per resident rRevenue fell in 2008 and 2009, but has increased every year since 2010 with the exception of 2020 which saw a 37% decline from the prior year, likely due to COVID.

Among individual counties, Sullivan had the highest per-person revenue from tourism in 2020 at $5,426, followed by Greene at $3,416 and Ulster at $2,690. Putnam, at $508 per-person had the lowest tourism revenue rate in the region.

Notes about the data

The figures are presented per county resident to allow comparisons among counties of different sizes, but the spending is by tourists. New York State data excludes the heavy concentration of tourism in New York City. Due to a break in series for Orange County in 2018, Orange County is not comparable to prior years. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Tourism Revenue, per Resident
Columbia County$1,879$2,023$2,067$2,001$1,873$1,911$1,990$2,084$2,110$2,180$2,321$2,491$2,706$2,906$3,020$1,962
Dutchess County$2,011$2,033$2,071$1,991$1,781$1,802$1,803$1,805$1,806$1,885$1,962$2,091$2,164$2,252$2,320$1,412
Greene County$3,708$3,858$3,629$3,607$3,309$3,342$3,382$3,358$3,418$3,527$3,488$3,597$3,800$4,026$4,133$3,416
Orange County$1,367$1,411$1,418$1,379$1,213$1,224$1,259$1,291$1,292$1,314$1,331$1,355$1,369$2,805$2,755$1,386
Putnam County$724$715$728$717$657$651$632$596$619$630$650$683$676$666$683$508
Sullivan County$5,202$4,816$4,654$5,040$4,842$5,285$5,215$5,338$5,242$5,378$5,666$6,034$6,332$7,041$7,756$5,426
Ulster County$2,825$3,112$3,232$3,097$2,775$2,803$2,861$2,945$3,108$3,114$3,238$3,338$3,469$3,764$3,903$2,690
NYS (excluding NYC)$2,018$2,043$2,139$2,116$1,885$1,932$1,984$2,027$2,034$2,071$2,118$2,171$2,220$2,329$2,362$1,468

Source: NYS Empire State Development
Notes: Figures are in constant 2020 dollars.

Total Tourism Revenue
Columbia County$119,715,659$128,328,405$131,103,096$126,564,402$118,051,749$120,530,343$124,426,309$130,138,188$131,187,749$135,064,087$142,603,357$151,563,444$163,262,866$173,742,044$179,558,948$120,787,423
Dutchess County$592,096,754$599,202,668$611,741,219$589,933,176$528,831,590$535,985,243$537,578,416$536,072,355$534,988,132$556,452,657$576,913,929$612,826,477$635,166,719$661,967,318$682,553,206$417,766,480
Greene County$182,227,858$191,032,302$179,747,960$178,428,870$163,350,942$164,490,990$165,218,447$163,168,389$165,136,132$169,179,440$166,071,450$170,828,737$180,300,704$190,739,176$195,015,591$163,748,831
Orange County$498,374,837$517,595,041$522,327,836$510,322,272$451,398,319$456,185,271$470,917,561$482,296,070$483,576,949$492,397,109$500,356,840$511,925,840$519,999,369$1,071,686,251$1,060,356,802$556,187,777
Putnam County$72,084,098$71,004,849$72,412,457$71,417,271$65,479,351$64,827,418$63,057,353$59,339,923$61,648,087$62,614,925$64,481,997$67,458,891$66,874,212$65,855,875$67,129,067$49,649,079
Sullivan County$399,418,391$371,917,569$363,002,206$391,889,578$375,989,337$409,608,467$401,802,429$410,663,426$403,362,841$406,779,050$423,973,974$452,061,073$474,832,373$530,888,792$585,034,879$426,610,425
Ulster County$515,349,287$569,082,511$590,896,986$567,211,445$506,868,418$511,510,741$521,928,815$534,672,976$561,649,431$561,803,602$581,711,743$597,576,818$619,772,080$671,519,065$693,026,776$489,127,208
NYS (excluding NYC)$22,442,389,692$22,698,342,200$23,780,354,847$23,586,247,235$21,062,540,958$21,649,056,451$22,276,520,842$22,756,954,375$22,839,113,059$23,226,225,071$23,702,207,486$24,238,983,368$24,757,709,018$25,941,160,249$26,258,988,474$16,736,482,506

Source: NYS Empire State Development
Notes: Figures are in constant 2020 dollars.

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
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Change in Total Jobs Decreasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
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Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Decreasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
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Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group Not Applicable
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High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Maintaining
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Median Household Income Maintaining
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People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
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People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
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Violent Crimes Decreasing