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 2021, the threshold for one person was $13,788.

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 2017-21, 4% of veterans, or about 2,200 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
NYS (excluding NYC)6%6%
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County7%***23%***
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County5%***15%***
Austerlitz town, Columbia County0%***0%***
Canaan town, Columbia County0%***0%***
Chatham town, Columbia County0%***2%***
Claverack town, Columbia County9%***4%***
Clermont town, Columbia County4%***0%***
Copake town, Columbia County4%***17%***
Gallatin town, Columbia County4%***0%***
Germantown town, Columbia County7%***6%***
Ghent town, Columbia County2%***0%***
Greenport town, Columbia County8%***0%***
Hillsdale town, Columbia County16%***0%***
Kinderhook town, Columbia County2%***11%***
Livingston town, Columbia County5%***4%***
New Lebanon town, Columbia County12%***6%***
Stockport town, Columbia County0%***0%***
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County0%***3%***
Taghkanic town, Columbia County4%***2%***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County14%***2%***
Kinderhook village, Columbia County4%***0%***
Philmont village, Columbia County25%***7%***
Valatie village, Columbia County9%***0%***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County11%***2%***
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County7%***7%***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County3%***20%***
Beekman town, Dutchess County4%***0%***
Clinton town, Dutchess County0%***2%***
Dover town, Dutchess County4%***2%***
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County2%***3%***
Fishkill town, Dutchess County7%***2%***
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County6%***2%***
La Grange town, Dutchess County0%***2%***
Milan town, Dutchess County0%***4%***
North East town, Dutchess County5%***0%***
Pawling town, Dutchess County1%***1%***
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0%***6%***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County2%***9%***
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County5%***7%***
Red Hook town, Dutchess County1%***2%***
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County3%***3%***
Stanford town, Dutchess County1%***0%***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0%***0%***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County4%***2%***
Washington town, Dutchess County1%***0%***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County35%***0%***
Millbrook village, Dutchess County3%***0%***
Millerton village, Dutchess County0%***0%***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0%***0%***
Red Hook village, Dutchess County4%***0%***
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County0%***7%***
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0%***0%***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0%***0%***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County11%***0%***
Athens town, Greene County31%***3%***
Cairo town, Greene County6%***4%***
Catskill town, Greene County7%***6%***
Coxsackie town, Greene County10%***15%***
Durham town, Greene County9%***0%***
Greenville town, Greene County0%***0%***
Halcott town, Greene County0%***0%***
Hunter town, Greene County0%***0%***
Jewett town, Greene County0%***0%***
Lexington town, Greene County20%***6%***
New Baltimore town, Greene County6%***11%***
Prattsville town, Greene County12%***0%***
Windham town, Greene County12%***0%***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County10%***0%***
Catskill village, Greene County11%***1%***
Coxsackie village, Greene County6%***17%***
Hunter village, Greene County0%***0%***
Tannersville village, Greene County0%***0%***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County6%***7%***
Newburgh city, Orange County14%***8%***
Port Jervis city, Orange County3%***22%***
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County4%***0%***
Chester town, Orange County10%***0%***
Cornwall town, Orange County1%***2%***
Crawford town, Orange County9%***0%***
Deerpark town, Orange County7%***4%***
Goshen town, Orange County1%***0%***
Greenville town, Orange County0%***8%***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County10%***0%***
Highlands town, Orange County0%***6%***
Minisink town, Orange County2%***0%***
Monroe town, Orange County5%***0%***
Montgomery town, Orange County7%***2%***
Mount Hope town, Orange County17%***1%***
New Windsor town, Orange County6%***4%***
Newburgh town, Orange County5%***2%***
Tuxedo town, Orange County0%***11%***
Wallkill town, Orange County4%***5%***
Warwick town, Orange County5%***3%***
Wawayanda town, Orange County5%***3%***
Woodbury town, Orange County7%***0%***
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County15%***0%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0%***0%***
Florida village, Orange County4%***18%***
Goshen village, Orange County4%***0%***
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County0%***0%***
Harriman village, Orange County4%***0%***
Highland Falls village, Orange County0%***0%***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County0%***47%***
Maybrook village, Orange County0%***0%***
Monroe village, Orange County10%***0%***
Montgomery village, Orange County4%***0%***
Otisville village, Orange County0%***6%***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange County4%***0%***
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0%***0%***
Unionville village, Orange County15%***0%***
Walden village, Orange County2%***0%***
Warwick village, Orange County2%***0%***
Washingtonville village, Orange County7%***0%***
Woodbury village, Orange County7%***0%***
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County5%***4%***
Kent town, Putnam County7%***1%***
Patterson town, Putnam County7%***3%***
Philipstown town, Putnam County4%***2%***
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County8%***0%***
Southeast town, Putnam County1%***1%***
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County0%***6%***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0%***0%***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County8%***0%***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan County4%***10%***
Callicoon town, Sullivan County0%***0%***
Cochecton town, Sullivan County9%***4%***
Delaware town, Sullivan County13%***0%***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County8%***16%***
Forestburgh town, Sullivan County3%***5%***
Fremont town, Sullivan County14%***7%***
Highland town, Sullivan County0%***3%***
Liberty town, Sullivan County10%***10%***
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0%***9%***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County5%***4%***
Neversink town, Sullivan County4%***2%***
Rockland town, Sullivan County25%***0%***
Thompson town, Sullivan County16%***5%***
Tusten town, Sullivan County7%***4%***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan County0%***9%***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan County0%***0%***
Liberty village, Sullivan County19%***0%***
Monticello village, Sullivan County27%***0%***
Woodridge village, Sullivan County35%***82%***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County9%***7%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County11%***6%***
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster County0%***0%***
Esopus town, Ulster County16%***0%***
Gardiner town, Ulster County7%***0%***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0%***0%***
Hurley town, Ulster County2%***3%***
Kingston town, Ulster County8%***4%***
Lloyd town, Ulster County0%***4%***
Marbletown town, Ulster County0%***12%***
Marlborough town, Ulster County16%***0%***
New Paltz town, Ulster County5%***0%***
Olive town, Ulster County7%***14%***
Plattekill town, Ulster County1%***8%***
Rochester town, Ulster County12%***6%***
Rosendale town, Ulster County10%***9%***
Saugerties town, Ulster County3%***5%***
Shandaken town, Ulster County8%***0%***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County5%***3%***
Ulster town, Ulster County2%***6%***
Wawarsing town, Ulster County10%***9%***
Woodstock town, Ulster County4%***14%***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County4%***0%***
New Paltz village, Ulster County0%***0%***
Saugerties village, Ulster County4%***3%***

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
NYS (excluding NYC)35,87332,148
Columbia Cities
Hudson city, Columbia County10***24***
Columbia Towns
Ancram town, Columbia County6***11***
Austerlitz town, Columbia County0***0***
Canaan town, Columbia County0***0***
Chatham town, Columbia County0***3***
Claverack town, Columbia County49***16***
Clermont town, Columbia County7***0***
Copake town, Columbia County7***29***
Gallatin town, Columbia County7***0***
Germantown town, Columbia County12***6***
Ghent town, Columbia County8***0***
Greenport town, Columbia County26***0***
Hillsdale town, Columbia County21***0***
Kinderhook town, Columbia County12***53***
Livingston town, Columbia County12***8***
New Lebanon town, Columbia County27***10***
Stockport town, Columbia County0***0***
Stuyvesant town, Columbia County0***5***
Taghkanic town, Columbia County3***2***
Columbia Villages
Chatham village, Columbia County8***3***
Kinderhook village, Columbia County4***0***
Philmont village, Columbia County16***8***
Valatie village, Columbia County8***0***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon city, Dutchess County105***13***
Poughkeepsie city, Dutchess County90***87***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia town, Dutchess County7***50***
Beekman town, Dutchess County26***0***
Clinton town, Dutchess County0***3***
Dover town, Dutchess County17***7***
East Fishkill town, Dutchess County28***44***
Fishkill town, Dutchess County91***14***
Hyde Park town, Dutchess County80***18***
La Grange town, Dutchess County2***14***
Milan town, Dutchess County0***5***
North East town, Dutchess County11***0***
Pawling town, Dutchess County4***2***
Pine Plains town, Dutchess County0***10***
Pleasant Valley town, Dutchess County12***40***
Poughkeepsie town, Dutchess County110***146***
Red Hook town, Dutchess County5***4***
Rhinebeck town, Dutchess County14***8***
Stanford town, Dutchess County2***0***
Union Vale town, Dutchess County0***0***
Wappinger town, Dutchess County59***22***
Washington town, Dutchess County3***0***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill village, Dutchess County35***0***
Millbrook village, Dutchess County3***0***
Millerton village, Dutchess County0***0***
Pawling village, Dutchess County0***0***
Red Hook village, Dutchess County5***0***
Rhinebeck village, Dutchess County0***8***
Tivoli village, Dutchess County0***0***
Wappingers Falls village, Dutchess County0***0***
Greene Towns
Ashland town, Greene County10***0***
Athens town, Greene County80***9***
Cairo town, Greene County24***19***
Catskill town, Greene County52***48***
Coxsackie town, Greene County46***33***
Durham town, Greene County16***0***
Greenville town, Greene County0***0***
Halcott town, Greene County0***0***
Hunter town, Greene County0***0***
Jewett town, Greene County0***0***
Lexington town, Greene County20***2***
New Baltimore town, Greene County19***39***
Prattsville town, Greene County6***0***
Windham town, Greene County30***0***
Greene Villages
Athens village, Greene County9***0***
Catskill village, Greene County29***1***
Coxsackie village, Greene County14***25***
Hunter village, Greene County0***0***
Tannersville village, Greene County0***0***
Orange Cities
Middletown city, Orange County61***109***
Newburgh city, Orange County115***52***
Port Jervis city, Orange County16***115***
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove town, Orange County32***0***
Chester town, Orange County57***0***
Cornwall town, Orange County14***15***
Crawford town, Orange County44***0***
Deerpark town, Orange County46***19***
Goshen town, Orange County11***1***
Greenville town, Orange County0***26***
Hamptonburgh town, Orange County41***0***
Highlands town, Orange County0***46***
Minisink town, Orange County7***0***
Monroe town, Orange County47***0***
Montgomery town, Orange County109***21***
Mount Hope town, Orange County44***6***
New Windsor town, Orange County106***45***
Newburgh town, Orange County90***42***
Tuxedo town, Orange County0***19***
Wallkill town, Orange County56***70***
Warwick town, Orange County117***49***
Wawayanda town, Orange County22***11***
Woodbury town, Orange County39***0***
Orange Villages
Chester village, Orange County35***0***
Cornwall-on-Hudson village, Orange County0***0***
Florida village, Orange County8***27***
Goshen village, Orange County11***0***
Greenwood Lake village, Orange County0***0***
Harriman village, Orange County4***0***
Highland Falls village, Orange County0***0***
Kiryas Joel village, Orange County0***23***
Maybrook village, Orange County0***0***
Monroe village, Orange County47***0***
Montgomery village, Orange County12***0***
Otisville village, Orange County0***6***
South Blooming Grove village, Orange County7***0***
Tuxedo Park village, Orange County0***0***
Unionville village, Orange County7***0***
Walden village, Orange County9***0***
Warwick village, Orange County13***0***
Washingtonville village, Orange County22***0***
Woodbury village, Orange County35***0***
Putnam Towns
Carmel town, Putnam County64***41***
Kent town, Putnam County53***8***
Patterson town, Putnam County34***18***
Philipstown town, Putnam County24***5***
Putnam Valley town, Putnam County40***0***
Southeast town, Putnam County7***6***
Putnam Villages
Brewster village, Putnam County0***6***
Cold Spring village, Putnam County0***0***
Nelsonville village, Putnam County2***0***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel town, Sullivan County15***25***
Callicoon town, Sullivan County0***0***
Cochecton town, Sullivan County11***5***
Delaware town, Sullivan County35***0***
Fallsburg town, Sullivan County52***69***
Forestburgh town, Sullivan County3***3***
Fremont town, Sullivan County14***7***
Highland town, Sullivan County0***4***
Liberty town, Sullivan County50***32***
Lumberland town, Sullivan County0***7***
Mamakating town, Sullivan County45***28***
Neversink town, Sullivan County12***5***
Rockland town, Sullivan County74***0***
Thompson town, Sullivan County118***36***
Tusten town, Sullivan County8***4***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg village, Sullivan County0***1***
Jeffersonville village, Sullivan County0***0***
Liberty village, Sullivan County36***0***
Monticello village, Sullivan County75***0***
Woodridge village, Sullivan County8***9***
Wurtsboro village, Sullivan County7***5***
Ulster Cities
Kingston city, Ulster County109***49***
Ulster Towns
Denning town, Ulster County0***0***
Esopus town, Ulster County78***0***
Gardiner town, Ulster County15***0***
Hardenburgh town, Ulster County0***0***
Hurley town, Ulster County9***12***
Kingston town, Ulster County6***2***
Lloyd town, Ulster County0***18***
Marbletown town, Ulster County0***25***
Marlborough town, Ulster County88***0***
New Paltz town, Ulster County21***0***
Olive town, Ulster County20***34***
Plattekill town, Ulster County7***35***
Rochester town, Ulster County51***19***
Rosendale town, Ulster County36***25***
Saugerties town, Ulster County31***45***
Shandaken town, Ulster County18***0***
Shawangunk town, Ulster County35***18***
Ulster town, Ulster County17***36***
Wawarsing town, Ulster County48***51***
Woodstock town, Ulster County15***39***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville village, Ulster County6***0***
New Paltz village, Ulster County0***0***
Saugerties village, Ulster County9***6***

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%.

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