Financial Stability
Veterans Living in Poverty

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Veterans Living in Poverty

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What does this measure?

The estimated proportion of veterans with incomes below the poverty line. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2019, the threshold for one person was $13,011.

Why is this important?

The percentage of veterans living in poverty is a measure of the overall economic health of this population, and can indicate the level of need for social and government supports.

How is region performing?

In 2015-19, 4% of veterans, or about 2,300 individuals, had incomes below the poverty line. That was slightly lower than the rates at the statewide (excluding NYC) and national level, at 6% and 7%, respectively. Because of relatively small populations of veterans in poverty in the region, rates are not reliable at the county or local level.

Notes about the data

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

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

Veterans Living in Poverty
2010-142015-19
Region6%4%
Columbia County4%**5%**
Dutchess County5%*3%*
Greene County12%***8%**
Orange County5%3%*
Putnam County4%**4%***
Sullivan County12%*5%**
Ulster County6%*6%**
NYS (excluding NYC)6%6%
U.S.7%7%
Columbia Cities
Hudson12%***15%***
Columbia Towns
Ancram2%***5%***
Austerlitz0%***0%***
Canaan0%***0%***
Chatham0%***3%***
Claverack5%***8%***
Clermont4%***4%***
Copake4%***14%***
Gallatin3%***0%***
Germantown7%***4%***
Ghent0%***3%***
Greenport7%***0%***
Hillsdale8%***6%***
Kinderhook2%***2%***
Livingston8%***4%***
New Lebanon4%***16%***
Stockport0%***0%***
Stuyvesant10%***5%***
Taghkanic0%***8%***
Columbia Villages
Chatham1%***10%***
Kinderhook3%***0%***
Philmont13%***25%***
Valatie6%***0%***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon12%***8%***
Poughkeepsie9%***5%***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia3%***0%***
Beekman3%***0%***
Clinton10%***1%***
Dover3%***3%***
East Fishkill2%***4%***
Fishkill11%**3%***
Hyde Park4%***2%***
La Grange0%***0%***
Milan3%***4%***
North East3%***0%***
Pawling4%***0%***
Pine Plains3%***5%***
Pleasant Valley2%***0%***
Poughkeepsie5%***3%***
Red Hook1%***0%***
Rhinebeck2%***4%***
Stanford1%***0%***
Union Vale0%***0%***
Wappinger2%***4%***
Washington1%***0%***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill21%***12%***
Millbrook5%***0%***
Millerton0%***0%***
Pawling0%***0%***
Red Hook5%***0%***
Rhinebeck0%***6%***
Tivoli0%***0%***
Wappingers Falls6%***0%***
Greene Towns
Ashland0%***17%***
Athens5%***28%***
Cairo30%***3%***
Catskill4%***4%***
Coxsackie6%***19%***
Durham12%***0%***
Greenville4%***0%***
Halcott13%***0%***
Hunter36%***0%***
Jewett9%***0%***
Lexington10%***33%***
New Baltimore10%***10%***
Prattsville11%***0%***
Windham11%***2%***
Greene Villages
Athens7%***4%***
Catskill8%***0%***
Coxsackie11%***18%***
Hunter5%***0%***
Tannersville0%***0%***
Orange Cities
Middletown10%***5%***
Newburgh17%***4%***
Port Jervis9%***14%***
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove5%***1%***
Chester10%***2%***
Cornwall1%***1%***
Crawford4%***5%***
Deerpark2%***9%***
Goshen4%***1%***
Greenville0%***11%***
Hamptonburgh5%***6%***
Highlands1%***0%***
Minisink13%***0%***
Monroe6%***0%***
Montgomery7%***3%***
Mount Hope9%***9%***
New Windsor5%***4%***
Newburgh3%***4%***
Tuxedo0%***6%***
Wallkill2%***4%***
Warwick5%***1%***
Wawayanda4%***5%***
Woodbury7%***7%***
Orange Villages
Chester17%***0%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson0%***0%***
Florida2%***3%***
Goshen6%***4%***
Greenwood Lake0%***0%***
Harriman0%***10%***
Highland Falls0%***0%***
Kiryas Joel3%***0%***
Maybrook4%***0%***
Monroe15%***0%***
Montgomery0%***4%***
Otisville0%***4%***
South Blooming Grove0%***4%***
Tuxedo Park0%***0%***
Unionville25%***0%***
Walden0%***3%***
Warwick4%***0%***
Washingtonville12%***0%***
Woodbury7%***5%***
Putnam Towns
Carmel4%***2%***
Kent7%***2%***
Patterson0%***9%***
Philipstown8%***1%***
Putnam Valley1%***12%***
Southeast1%***1%***
Putnam Villages
Brewster0%***7%***
Cold Spring4%***0%***
Nelsonville21%***0%***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel2%***6%***
Callicoon0%***0%***
Cochecton9%***2%***
Delaware13%***7%***
Fallsburg10%***12%***
Forestburgh0%***6%***
Fremont10%***8%***
Highland0%***0%***
Liberty18%***12%***
Lumberland10%***0%***
Mamakating5%***2%***
Neversink7%***4%***
Rockland22%***0%***
Thompson25%***3%***
Tusten13%***10%***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg6%***0%***
Jeffersonville0%***0%***
Liberty33%***0%***
Monticello43%***0%***
Woodridge0%***52%***
Wurtsboro5%***13%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston6%***11%***
Ulster Towns
Denning7%***0%***
Esopus9%***14%***
Gardiner5%***0%***
Hardenburgh0%***0%***
Hurley5%***5%***
Kingston7%***6%***
Lloyd2%***3%***
Marbletown5%***0%***
Marlborough12%***4%***
New Paltz5%***2%***
Olive7%***5%***
Plattekill1%***6%***
Rochester8%***3%***
Rosendale13%***0%***
Saugerties5%***3%***
Shandaken2%***9%***
Shawangunk5%***0%***
Ulster4%***3%***
Wawarsing11%***15%***
Woodstock8%***11%***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville8%***0%***
New Paltz10%***0%***
Saugerties9%***5%***

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%.




Number of Veterans Living in Poverty
2010-142015-19
Region4,1182,267
Columbia County183**182**
Dutchess County779*382*
Greene County515***263**
Orange County1,138618*
Putnam County175**134***
Sullivan County683*216**
Ulster County645*472**
NYS (excluding NYC)38,70433,102
U.S.1,432,4771,213,616
Columbia Cities
Hudson29***20***
Columbia Towns
Ancram3***5***
Austerlitz0***0***
Canaan0***0***
Chatham1***5***
Claverack26***36***
Clermont5***6***
Copake8***27***
Gallatin7***0***
Germantown15***5***
Ghent0***11***
Greenport25***0***
Hillsdale6***7***
Kinderhook12***11***
Livingston23***9***
New Lebanon7***28***
Stockport0***0***
Stuyvesant16***6***
Taghkanic0***6***
Columbia Villages
Chatham1***16***
Kinderhook3***0***
Philmont16***19***
Valatie9***0***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon109***66***
Poughkeepsie108***57***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia9***0***
Beekman22***0***
Clinton29***2***
Dover16***11***
East Fishkill34***51***
Fishkill169**25***
Hyde Park66***23***
La Grange2***0***
Milan4***5***
North East9***0***
Pawling15***0***
Pine Plains6***8***
Pleasant Valley14***0***
Poughkeepsie125***55***
Red Hook9***0***
Rhinebeck7***14***
Stanford2***0***
Union Vale0***0***
Wappinger20***65***
Washington4***0***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill23***9***
Millbrook4***0***
Millerton0***0***
Pawling0***0***
Red Hook9***0***
Rhinebeck0***8***
Tivoli0***0***
Wappingers Falls16***0***
Greene Towns
Ashland0***10***
Athens17***88***
Cairo182***13***
Catskill38***28***
Coxsackie32***63***
Durham30***0***
Greenville12***0***
Halcott4***0***
Hunter117***0***
Jewett9***0***
Lexington10***20***
New Baltimore28***38***
Prattsville8***0***
Windham28***3***
Greene Villages
Athens9***4***
Catskill24***1***
Coxsackie31***30***
Hunter4***0***
Tannersville0***0***
Orange Cities
Middletown114***61***
Newburgh153***35***
Port Jervis57***66***
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove49***7***
Chester59***12***
Cornwall10***10***
Crawford24***23***
Deerpark13***42***
Goshen31***8***
Greenville0***24***
Hamptonburgh19***18***
Highlands7***0***
Minisink31***0***
Monroe58***0***
Montgomery113***33***
Mount Hope27***33***
New Windsor92***56***
Newburgh77***70***
Tuxedo0***9***
Wallkill33***44***
Warwick111***26***
Wawayanda17***13***
Woodbury43***28***
Orange Villages
Chester36***0***
Cornwall-on-Hudson0***0***
Florida4***7***
Goshen20***8***
Greenwood Lake0***0***
Harriman0***10***
Highland Falls0***0***
Kiryas Joel1***0***
Maybrook6***0***
Monroe57***0***
Montgomery0***9***
Otisville0***4***
South Blooming Grove0***7***
Tuxedo Park0***0***
Unionville15***0***
Walden0***10***
Warwick28***0***
Washingtonville40***0***
Woodbury43***18***
Putnam Towns
Carmel64***26***
Kent48***11***
Patterson0***48***
Philipstown46***5***
Putnam Valley7***41***
Southeast10***3***
Putnam Villages
Brewster0***3***
Cold Spring5***0***
Nelsonville5***0***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel9***16***
Callicoon0***0***
Cochecton10***2***
Delaware34***16***
Fallsburg70***55***
Forestburgh0***6***
Fremont12***8***
Highland0***0***
Liberty88***46***
Lumberland21***0***
Mamakating47***19***
Neversink22***12***
Rockland92***0***
Thompson264***24***
Tusten14***12***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg2***0***
Jeffersonville0***0***
Liberty69***0***
Monticello202***0***
Woodridge0***16***
Wurtsboro4***11***
Ulster Cities
Kingston65***111***
Ulster Towns
Denning4***0***
Esopus49***52***
Gardiner13***0***
Hardenburgh0***0***
Hurley25***19***
Kingston5***5***
Lloyd11***14***
Marbletown14***0***
Marlborough77***17***
New Paltz22***9***
Olive19***17***
Plattekill8***27***
Rochester42***14***
Rosendale44***0***
Saugerties70***26***
Shandaken3***27***
Shawangunk43***0***
Ulster31***22***
Wawarsing72***75***
Woodstock28***37***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville23***0***
New Paltz10***0***
Saugerties29***9***

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%.




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 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 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 Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group 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 Decreasing
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
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
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 Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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