Financial Stability
Median Household Income

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Median Household Income

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What does this measure?

Median household income, inflated to 2020 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.

Why is this important?

Median household income is a gauge of overall economic health of the region and the financial resources of households.

How is the region performing?

The median household income in the Mid-Hudson Valley was $76,600 in 2016-20, higher than both the state (excluding NYC) and national medians of $73,700 and $65,000, respectively. Median incomes were higher than the region in Putnam ($107,200), Dutchess ($81,800) and Orange counties ($80,800), while Ulster ($65,300), Sullivan ($60,400) and Greene ($56,700) were lower.

When adjusted for inflation, regional median income declined by 1%, or almost $800, from 2000 to 2016-20. Most counties in the region had decreases during this period. Putnam declined the most at 4% ($5,000). Dutchess, Greene, Orange and Ulster were virtually unchanged. The region performed on par with the state (outside New York City) and the nation, which remained unchanged. At the regional level, the vast majority of the decrease occurred between 2000 and 2006-10, and increased from 2011-15 to 2016-20. Most counties also saw all or most of their decline between 2000 and 2011-15, but the median later rebounded in several counties, with Columbia and Sullivan up 6% and 5% respectively, from 2000 to 2016-20.

Among local municipalities, median incomes were highest in 2016-20 in the Village of Tuxedo Park ($159,600), the Town of Tuxedo ($123,500), Village of Woodbury ($119,800) and Putnam Valley ($119,000). They were lowest in the villages of Monticello ($40,100), Kiryas Joel ($35,400) and Catskill ($33,900) and in the cities of Port Jervis ($32,500), Hudson ($39,300), Newburgh ($43,400) and Poughkeepsie ($47,000).

Notes about the data

Figures for the region were calculated by aggregating county medians based on each county's share of the region's population. Data are presented in 2020 dollars. 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.

Median Household Income
20002006-102011-152016-20
Region$77,341$76,372$72,913$76,574
Columbia County$65,114$65,928$64,540$68,750
Dutchess County$82,468$82,891$78,516$81,842
Greene County$56,691$54,876$54,901$56,681
Orange County$80,871$82,517$77,363$80,816
Putnam County$112,285$105,893$104,989$107,246
Sullivan County$57,476$57,094$55,373$60,433
Ulster County$66,102$68,347$64,336$65,306
NYS (excluding NYC)$73,817$71,207$68,701$73,674
U.S.$65,237$61,617$58,844$64,994
Columbia Cities
Hudson$37,717$47,717$37,468$39,292
Columbia Towns
Ancram$71,035$71,029$68,399$70,909
Austerlitz$79,801$78,826$70,158*$65,577*
Canaan$80,171$88,194$83,048$89,417
Chatham$76,484$90,150$75,998$80,978
Claverack$64,698$62,736$55,616$62,750
Clermont$73,074$77,958*$82,211$79,063
Copake$65,652$81,812$61,466*$92,357
Gallatin$65,952$77,247$75,790$75,500
Germantown$65,549$63,549$61,795*$80,763
Ghent$67,622$59,471$66,225$77,841
Greenport$58,091$46,259$57,033$60,616
Hillsdale$62,382$57,642$79,985*$81,528
Kinderhook$81,720$82,080$88,831$77,866
Livingston$57,661$56,229$68,145$49,563*
New Lebanon$69,604$70,844*$60,417$73,167
Stockport$65,413$60,829*$56,508$71,250
Stuyvesant$77,525$63,219$78,305$63,533*
Taghkanic$71,156$82,094*$68,702*$81,576
Columbia Villages
Chatham$60,684$61,159*$50,435$53,802**
Kinderhook$89,326$89,930$88,380$78,750
Philmont$48,304$37,851$47,159$51,386
Valatie$68,936$71,647*$61,934$70,750*
Dutchess Cities
Beacon$70,274$72,386$71,310$78,350
Poughkeepsie$45,655$45,584$42,498$47,008
Dutchess Towns
Amenia$60,945$53,596*$63,191$64,604
Beekman$101,924$105,338$103,855$100,414
Clinton$103,161$105,937$86,302$78,125*
Dover$78,235$77,285$67,546$62,556*
East Fishkill$121,784$115,482$110,699$114,711
Fishkill$81,939$89,058$89,269$86,076
Hyde Park$79,026$79,514$80,264$79,064
La Grange$116,327$116,078$111,435$114,495
Milan$84,651$82,403$69,562$86,167*
North East$65,306$68,150$69,075$68,577
Pawling$95,353$91,795$85,928$99,968
Pine Plains$66,994$71,859$70,684$62,772
Pleasant Valley$84,786$101,025$80,777$79,450
Poughkeepsie$85,950$79,277$76,961$77,822
Red Hook$72,549$82,366$76,153$89,799
Rhinebeck$81,836$79,859$73,097$84,826*
Stanford$84,072$80,102$82,469$99,500*
Union Vale$109,521$97,656$96,033$90,833
Wappinger$90,225$86,736$83,674$82,929
Washington$80,943$71,108$88,796$81,373
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill$56,460$79,636$58,425$80,833
Millbrook$64,551$70,287$82,780$66,346*
Millerton$56,199$65,521$54,120*$67,760
Pawling$72,212$76,122*$61,149$81,806*
Red Hook$57,920$66,622$54,765$81,726*
Rhinebeck$64,686$72,549*$51,261*$66,286
Tivoli$62,972$68,840*$44,068*$61,500*
Wappingers Falls$60,777$56,567$62,827*$52,006
Greene Towns
Ashland$54,927$43,025*$53,233$57,143*
Athens$61,703$66,934$56,508$65,273
Cairo$55,918$54,965$54,897$64,738
Catskill$52,090$52,176$50,845$42,200
Coxsackie$58,768$62,011$70,158$67,792
Durham$53,257$59,299$45,947*$54,563*
Greenville$59,690$50,788*$54,833*$68,506
Halcott$48,304$55,266**$74,682***$53,639
Hunter$51,859$41,881$53,011$52,808***
Jewett$63,960$55,043*$42,531$54,960
Lexington$45,634$49,153$45,885$91,161*
New Baltimore$74,779$66,578*$77,713$70,139*
Prattsville$47,622$48,383*$46,993$43,438***
Windham$55,941$65,618$54,666*$51,339
Greene Villages
Athens$57,366$70,102$51,511$62,054
Catskill$43,614$52,062$39,793*$33,901
Coxsackie$56,078$69,156$60,740*$58,074
Hunter$50,488$35,112**$30,484**$22,813***
Tannersville$44,274$37,256*$52,426*$54,833*
Orange Cities
Middletown$61,471$64,513$55,079$58,235
Newburgh$47,120$42,910$37,506$43,435
Port Jervis$46,979$50,963$45,515$32,500*
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove$102,592$102,034$97,425$89,283
Chester$107,626$107,907$97,281$111,578
Cornwall$92,490$90,792$93,929$101,614
Crawford$88,647$94,373$84,006$95,299
Deerpark$69,907$55,500$50,153$58,750*
Goshen$93,312$103,189$95,832$99,464
Greenville$93,613$107,291$88,039**$115,205
Hamptonburgh$115,598$125,985$111,730$104,375*
Highlands$82,049$88,906$95,430$92,037
Minisink$86,313$102,004$102,461$90,733
Monroe$79,055$74,568$71,548$102,706
Montgomery$76,776$80,055$78,244$84,362
Mount Hope$88,468$90,711$85,003$86,250*
New Windsor$79,403$85,856$76,345$86,059
Newburgh$93,236$91,423$86,978$92,407
Tuxedo$109,392$93,256$102,765$123,500*
Wallkill$80,199$78,275$70,595$75,825
Warwick$94,909$99,823$92,605$106,011
Wawayanda$96,138$110,802$101,218$98,698
Woodbury$122,861$125,911$133,471$117,898
Orange Villages
Chester$86,090$90,034$68,715$72,431**
Cornwall-on-Hudson$96,750$96,106$101,636$108,375
Florida$85,276$79,659*$95,922$95,000
Goshen$79,107$91,892$80,531$62,163**
Greenwood Lake$87,113$82,499$85,839$93,406*
Harriman$93,348$83,083$67,360$75,300
Highland Falls$71,201$77,376$87,875$78,137
Kiryas Joel$23,517$23,471$28,499$35,437
Maybrook$82,136$68,013*$64,011$77,125*
Monroe$110,001$116,154$115,747$92,744
Montgomery$81,414$84,706$85,071$89,028*
Otisville$76,898$73,440**$90,809*$76,667*
South Blooming Grove$101,281$85,113$85,809
Tuxedo Park$142,641$152,319**$131,603$159,583***
Unionville$57,824$55,488***$74,097$72,857***
Walden$67,588$66,182$73,149$72,917*
Warwick$77,154$78,467*$73,147$77,057*
Washingtonville$97,199$101,239$79,374$86,116
Woodbury$126,350$139,398$119,775
Putnam Towns
Carmel$120,249$116,585$112,949$104,620
Kent$112,389$102,617$97,049$102,788
Patterson$102,919$97,131$95,156$107,164
Philipstown$111,688$92,322$112,111$117,926
Putnam Valley$113,308$107,703$110,590$118,947
Southeast$107,613$103,179$100,226$104,167
Putnam Villages
Brewster$66,412$63,549$54,507*$55,000**
Cold Spring$82,928$74,775$90,768$111,667
Nelsonville$93,209$96,436$117,385*$114,821
Sullivan Towns
Bethel$55,952$58,761*$62,994$61,855
Callicoon$60,292$61,935$68,556$67,880*
Cochecton$64,081$68,742$61,878*$65,982*
Delaware$62,365$63,616$67,379$64,000*
Fallsburg$51,321$51,047$47,325$49,435
Forestburgh$87,189$78,385$79,166$99,896*
Fremont$51,459$70,799$50,845$61,786*
Highland$63,190$61,153$51,436*$58,750*
Liberty$49,746$44,797$46,821*$49,976
Lumberland$66,217$56,984$64,257*$92,446
Mamakating$64,821$70,386$58,692$77,566
Neversink$70,177$60,289$64,637$74,477*
Rockland$51,077$63,109*$56,340$34,881
Thompson$55,166$44,410$42,633$52,652
Tusten$60,313$66,410$53,233$49,079
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg$59,920$34,495***$49,593**$30,167***
Jeffersonville$50,488$67,877**$45,043**$68,333**
Liberty$43,347$27,801$37,222*$31,613**
Monticello$35,219$31,903*$28,801*$40,080
Woodridge$36,895$35,992$35,408**$62,500**
Wurtsboro$59,809$67,770$57,408$70,670
Ulster Cities
Kingston$49,081$54,714$44,505$54,311
Ulster Towns
Denning$63,527$63,054**$70,067*$78,906
Esopus$72,882$77,881$73,746$70,789
Gardiner$84,559$99,891$90,831$77,073
Hardenburgh$54,804$41,965**$48,455*$71,875***
Hurley$79,313$80,470$73,944*$90,660*
Kingston$66,023$64,167$65,642$65,417*
Lloyd$81,847$75,997$69,100$75,387
Marbletown$71,849$97,166$68,005*$64,880*
Marlborough$77,345$76,442$72,022$96,532
New Paltz$62,981$75,032$73,862$75,455
Olive$70,542$63,562$65,730$81,008*
Plattekill$62,835$64,721$63,400$58,963*
Rochester$66,910$65,667$73,208$61,806
Rosendale$68,792$67,225$69,651$69,156
Saugerties$65,869$64,318$63,630$61,094
Shandaken$49,037$51,451*$52,812**$47,388*
Shawangunk$81,350$93,457$90,480$88,710
Ulster$67,898$63,123$51,031$57,477
Wawarsing$55,727$51,856$50,888$49,861
Woodstock$76,458$72,194$73,192$62,375*
Ulster Villages
Ellenville$42,681$47,741$50,011$44,974*
New Paltz$33,784$49,520*$45,230$46,528*
Saugerties$55,188$60,048$48,428*$48,185**

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures in 2020 dollars. 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 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
Change in Total Jobs Decreasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
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
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 Maintaining
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
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 Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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