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 2017 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 $70,200 in 2013-17, higher than both the state (excluding NYC) and national medians of $66,000 and $57,700, respectively. Median incomes were higher than the region in Putnam ($99,600), Dutchess ($75,600) and Orange counties ($75,100), while Ulster ($61,700), Columbia ($61,100) and Sullivan ($53,900) were lower.

When adjusted for inflation, regional median income declined by 4%, or $3,100, from 2000 to 2013-17. Every county in the region had decreases during this period, ranging from a 1% drop in Columbia (about $600) to a 6% decline in Putnam (about $6,700). The region compared well to the state (outside New York City) and nation, which experienced decreases of 6% ($3,900) and 7% ($4,100), accordingly. At the regional level, the vast majority of the decrease occurred between 2000 and 2008-12, and was flat from 2008-12 to 2013-17. Most counties also saw all or most of their decline between 2000 and 2008-12, but the median later rebounded in several counties, including Greene and Sullivan (both up 5% from 2008-12 to 2013-17.

Among local municipalities, median incomes were highest in 2013-17 in the Village of Tuxedo Park ($137,100) and the town and village of Woodbury ($123,500 and $125,600, respectively). They were lowest in the Villages of Kiryas Joel ($30,500) and Monticello ($31,200), and in the Cities of Hudson ($35,400), Newburgh ($37,000) and Poughkeepsie ($40,800).

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 2017 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
20002008-122013-17
Region$73,250$70,285$70,152
Columbia County$61,670$60,262$61,093
Dutchess County$78,106$76,344$75,585
Greene County$53,692$50,754$53,214
Orange County$76,593$75,494$75,146
Putnam County$106,345$101,701$99,608
Sullivan County$54,435$51,299$53,877
Ulster County$62,606$62,919$61,652
NYS (excluding NYC)$69,912$66,001$66,040
U.S.$61,786$56,633$57,652
Columbia Cities
Hudson$35,722$42,025$35,439
Columbia Towns
Ancram$67,277$67,320$67,031
Austerlitz$75,580$73,018*$70,125
Canaan$75,930$77,693$76,667
Chatham$72,438$78,307$71,673
Claverack$61,276$53,406$52,879
Clermont$69,209$68,532$79,306
Copake$62,179$71,250$69,333*
Gallatin$62,463$70,357$71,250*
Germantown$62,082$64,680$67,917
Ghent$64,045$58,632$63,509
Greenport$55,018$45,442$56,504
Hillsdale$59,082$70,124*$66,000*
Kinderhook$77,397$70,165$80,118
Livingston$54,611$52,785$64,612
New Lebanon$65,922$57,242$54,315
Stockport$61,952$58,180$50,224
Stuyvesant$73,424$64,928$74,659*
Taghkanic$67,392$67,616$72,813*
Columbia Villages
Chatham$57,474$52,047$50,682*
Kinderhook$84,600$77,236$81,375
Philmont$45,749$42,514$39,891*
Valatie$65,289$53,270*$66,607
Dutchess Cities
Beacon$66,556$61,700$68,561
Poughkeepsie$43,240$42,201$40,840
Dutchess Towns
Amenia$57,721$60,943$53,736
Beekman$96,533$95,575$96,042
Clinton$97,704$100,227$98,094
Dover$74,097$71,218$53,617
East Fishkill$115,342$104,847$105,882
Fishkill$77,604$87,524$82,946
Hyde Park$74,845$74,315$75,620
La Grange$110,173$105,345$109,232
Milan$80,173$70,272$64,239
North East$61,851$66,688$60,536*
Pawling$90,309$92,178$82,328
Pine Plains$63,450$69,019$56,912*
Pleasant Valley$80,301$79,929$77,750
Poughkeepsie$81,403$73,544$74,349
Red Hook$68,712$71,983$75,963
Rhinebeck$77,507$72,474$80,938
Stanford$79,624$72,377$85,536*
Union Vale$103,727$96,509$93,559
Wappinger$85,452$81,971$78,945
Washington$76,661$70,217$86,806
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill$53,473$65,628*$62,917*
Millbrook$61,136$61,044$79,167
Millerton$53,226$62,901$46,667**
Pawling$68,392$67,240$62,852*
Red Hook$54,856$54,795$55,938**
Rhinebeck$61,264$64,000*$65,238*
Tivoli$59,641$52,492*$45,294
Wappingers Falls$57,562$55,042$53,654*
Greene Towns
Ashland$52,021$45,374*$46,250*
Athens$58,439$61,723*$51,066
Cairo$52,960$44,865$55,036
Catskill$49,334$49,982$43,981
Coxsackie$55,660$49,551$68,218
Durham$50,439$50,211*$52,738*
Greenville$56,532$54,786*$49,750
Halcott$45,749$57,385***$73,594*
Hunter$49,115$41,208$51,642
Jewett$60,577$41,971$53,889*
Lexington$43,220$46,800$46,528*
New Baltimore$70,823$67,030$76,229
Prattsville$45,103$45,791$37,250*
Windham$52,982$59,623$54,375**
Greene Villages
Athens$54,331$56,293$49,602
Catskill$41,307$44,672**$35,024
Coxsackie$53,111$49,509*$57,422
Hunter$47,818$35,962$26,518
Tannersville$41,932$34,280*$52,578*
Orange Cities
Middletown$58,220$56,687$52,021
Newburgh$44,628$38,517$36,922
Port Jervis$44,494$40,147$46,500
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove$97,165$93,262$98,400
Chester$101,932$95,130$101,250
Cornwall$87,597$88,692$89,520
Crawford$83,957$90,867$80,282
Deerpark$66,209$50,155$51,838
Goshen$88,376$90,935$92,233
Greenville$88,661$87,746*$93,387
Hamptonburgh$109,483$103,232$105,370
Highlands$77,709$80,332$87,526
Minisink$81,747$101,336$88,689
Monroe$74,873$76,265$66,482
Montgomery$72,715$74,233$75,587
Mount Hope$83,788$87,113$81,722
New Windsor$75,203$80,409$77,210
Newburgh$88,304$85,350$86,010
Tuxedo$103,605$91,718$104,625
Wallkill$75,956$73,138$65,035
Warwick$89,888$91,411$89,788
Wawayanda$91,052$87,071*$88,676*
Woodbury$116,361$120,330$123,484
Orange Villages
Chester$81,536$72,287$68,500*
Cornwall-on-Hudson$91,632$90,392$103,017
Florida$80,765$83,152$85,655
Goshen$74,922$74,426$72,434*
Greenwood Lake$82,505$74,117$91,318*
Harriman$88,409$72,732$69,707
Highland Falls$67,434$72,697*$74,278
Kiryas Joel$22,273$24,914$30,525
Maybrook$77,791$62,474$61,071*
Monroe$104,182$123,534$107,000
Montgomery$77,107$81,127$83,292
Otisville$72,830$66,120$71,094*
South Blooming Grove$92,261$86,379
Tuxedo Park$135,096$141,665$137,083
Unionville$54,765$61,555**$73,750
Walden$64,012$73,002$70,147
Warwick$73,073$67,456$70,518
Washingtonville$92,057$78,682*$85,263
Woodbury$119,968$125,589
Putnam Towns
Carmel$113,888$110,383$100,790
Kent$106,443$95,854$91,090
Patterson$97,474$95,103$94,875
Philipstown$105,780$92,355$108,103
Putnam Valley$107,314$102,898$115,133
Southeast$101,920$100,054$95,222
Putnam Villages
Brewster$62,898$53,826$54,950*
Cold Spring$78,541$66,345$93,839
Nelsonville$88,279$92,083**$98,393*
Sullivan Towns
Bethel$52,992$54,880$63,922
Callicoon$57,103$56,112$67,608
Cochecton$60,691$57,830$60,909
Delaware$59,066$60,690$60,227
Fallsburg$48,606$46,548$41,584
Forestburgh$82,577$72,700$76,000
Fremont$48,737$65,533$56,042
Highland$59,847$55,241$50,246
Liberty$47,114$45,058*$41,048*
Lumberland$62,715$49,070*$71,682
Mamakating$61,392$57,521$64,770
Neversink$66,465$52,801$73,176
Rockland$48,375$54,090$49,226
Thompson$52,248$39,371$42,175
Tusten$57,122$53,515*$45,682*
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg$56,750$53,381**$31,667**
Jeffersonville$47,818$46,422*$55,000*
Liberty$41,054$37,584**$29,688*
Monticello$33,356$24,445$31,169
Woodridge$34,944$32,542*$34,722***
Wurtsboro$56,645$50,712$63,281
Ulster Cities
Kingston$46,485$47,665$45,487
Ulster Towns
Denning$60,166$56,866$77,969*
Esopus$69,026$74,994$69,777
Gardiner$80,086$89,859$71,853
Hardenburgh$51,905$47,154*$43,750*
Hurley$75,118$78,085$76,696
Kingston$62,531$52,988$74,792
Lloyd$77,517$66,572$69,363
Marbletown$68,048$81,208$62,635
Marlborough$73,254$68,790$77,759
New Paltz$59,650$66,133$71,806
Olive$66,811$63,535*$64,352
Plattekill$59,511$58,647$61,702
Rochester$63,371$66,467$62,697
Rosendale$65,152$62,116$64,676
Saugerties$62,385$64,072$58,433
Shandaken$46,443$39,907**$37,170*
Shawangunk$77,047$88,211$82,352
Ulster$64,306$55,945$50,941
Wawarsing$52,779$47,519$46,889
Woodstock$72,413$69,831$73,227
Ulster Villages
Ellenville$40,423$45,481$45,531
New Paltz$31,997$42,866$39,252
Saugerties$52,268$54,584$39,760*

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures in 2017 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 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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