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 2018 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 $72,300 in 2014-18, higher than both the state (excluding NYC) and national medians of $68,500 and $60,300, respectively. Median incomes were higher than the region in Putnam ($102,200), Dutchess ($78,000) and Orange counties ($76,700), while Ulster ($63,300), Sullivan ($56,300) and Greene ($53,600) were lower.

When adjusted for inflation, regional median income declined by 4%, or almost $2,800, from 2000 to 2014-18. Most counties in the region had decreases during this period. Putnam declined the most at 6% ($6,800). Columbia and Sullivan were virtually unchanged. The region preformed on par with the state (outside New York City) and slightly better than the nation, which experienced decreases of 5% ($3,000). At the regional level, the vast majority of the decrease occurred between 2000 and 2009-13, and was flat from 2009-13 to 2014-18. Most counties also saw all or most of their decline between 2000 and 2009-13, but the median later rebounded in several counties, with Sullivan up 9% from 2009-13 to 2014-18.

Among local municipalities, median incomes were highest in 2014-18 in the Village of Woodbury ($127,700), the Town of Woodbury ($125,000), La Grange and Village of Monroe (both $110,400). They were lowest in the villages of Monticello ($31,800), Kiryas Joel ($32,000) and Philmont ($39,900) and in the cities of Hudson ($35,200), Newburgh ($37,900) and Poughkeepsie ($42,300).

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 2018 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
20002009-132014-18
Region$75,039$71,151$72,252
Columbia County$63,176$61,803$63,032
Dutchess County$80,014$78,176$78,028
Greene County$55,004$53,524$53,617
Orange County$78,464$75,947$76,716
Putnam County$108,942$102,528$102,186
Sullivan County$55,765$51,836$56,256
Ulster County$64,135$63,155$63,348
NYS (excluding NYC)$71,620$66,871$68,465
U.S.$63,295$57,179$60,293
Columbia Cities
Hudson$36,594$37,853$35,153
Columbia Towns
Ancram$68,920$66,879$70,083
Austerlitz$77,426$78,149*$69,375
Canaan$77,784$79,945$82,250
Chatham$74,208$85,031$65,529
Claverack$62,772$55,328$56,049*
Clermont$70,899$68,206$87,344
Copake$63,698$71,209$75,521**
Gallatin$63,989$70,312$69,712*
Germantown$63,598$65,663$75,673
Ghent$65,609$64,944*$64,308
Greenport$56,362$47,860$49,988*
Hillsdale$60,525$90,275**$73,482
Kinderhook$79,287$84,224$74,590
Livingston$55,944$56,514$63,672*
New Lebanon$67,532$58,131$58,618*
Stockport$63,466$58,645$56,339
Stuyvesant$75,218$69,372$76,364
Taghkanic$69,038$62,406*$82,750
Columbia Villages
Chatham$58,878$50,221*$52,865*
Kinderhook$86,667$84,150$74,231*
Philmont$46,866$47,055$39,914
Valatie$66,884$48,217*$62,031
Dutchess Cities
Beacon$68,182$60,880$74,450*
Poughkeepsie$44,296$42,557$42,296
Dutchess Towns
Amenia$59,131$60,602$53,766
Beekman$98,890$102,209$98,927
Clinton$100,090$99,294$97,120
Dover$75,906$72,098$54,520
East Fishkill$118,159$106,695$109,301
Fishkill$79,500$86,249$85,621
Hyde Park$76,674$78,364$74,900
La Grange$112,864$111,793$110,420
Milan$82,131$70,634$67,159*
North East$63,362$68,381$59,583*
Pawling$92,515$86,441$90,862
Pine Plains$65,000$69,712$60,769*
Pleasant Valley$82,262$83,459$77,426
Poughkeepsie$83,391$75,866$77,460
Red Hook$70,390$74,816$77,997
Rhinebeck$79,400$71,663$73,780
Stanford$81,569$72,800$94,861*
Union Vale$106,261$94,685$95,825
Wappinger$87,539$83,443$82,508
Washington$78,533$71,777$93,478
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill$54,779$59,087$76,912
Millbrook$62,629$61,926$78,125
Millerton$54,526$58,305*$54,375**
Pawling$70,063$63,360$69,479
Red Hook$56,196$54,615$62,000*
Rhinebeck$62,760$62,654**$52,500*
Tivoli$61,098$53,318$47,308
Wappingers Falls$58,968$50,821*$59,167
Greene Towns
Ashland$53,292$45,879*$43,472*
Athens$59,866$60,220$56,550
Cairo$54,253$52,933$54,688*
Catskill$50,539$51,879$43,036
Coxsackie$57,019$57,598$67,401
Durham$51,671$46,709*$50,871
Greenville$57,913$55,553$67,938
Halcott$46,866$73,984$53,750*
Hunter$50,315$50,164*$45,650*
Jewett$62,056$37,541$56,192
Lexington$44,275$49,899$48,750**
New Baltimore$72,553$73,219$73,056
Prattsville$46,205$41,500***$43,125*
Windham$54,276$60,023$52,143*
Greene Villages
Athens$55,658$54,933$52,143
Catskill$42,316$39,099*$35,351*
Coxsackie$54,409$58,555*$56,042
Hunter$48,985$39,307$25,029**
Tannersville$42,956$44,831**$52,955**
Orange Cities
Middletown$59,642$57,610$53,572
Newburgh$45,718$38,515$37,900
Port Jervis$45,581$39,074$39,404*
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove$99,538$96,287$99,632
Chester$104,422$99,976$102,985
Cornwall$89,737$89,191$93,750
Crawford$86,008$88,664$79,966
Deerpark$67,826$50,952$54,141
Goshen$90,534$90,778$99,343
Greenville$90,827$82,652*$98,603
Hamptonburgh$112,157$107,887$110,326
Highlands$79,607$79,216$95,402
Minisink$83,744$103,824$90,438
Monroe$76,702$75,328$102,126
Montgomery$74,491$75,983$77,023
Mount Hope$85,835$86,562$84,632
New Windsor$77,040$77,948$79,976
Newburgh$90,460$90,383$87,602
Tuxedo$106,136$100,774$104,327
Wallkill$77,812$72,291$69,029
Warwick$92,084$85,630$98,567
Wawayanda$93,276$92,431*$90,333*
Woodbury$119,203$127,120$125,082
Orange Villages
Chester$83,527$73,218$70,917**
Cornwall-on-Hudson$93,870$92,229$106,087
Florida$82,737$80,544*$89,022
Goshen$76,752$75,647$78,148*
Greenwood Lake$84,520$77,118$91,604*
Harriman$90,569$71,512$70,481*
Highland Falls$69,082$71,262*$82,713
Kiryas Joel$22,817$26,333$31,925
Maybrook$79,691$65,348*$59,792
Monroe$106,727$121,330$110,417
Montgomery$78,990$83,367$79,844*
Otisville$74,609$74,106*$74,375
South Blooming Grove$81,517**$86,830
Tuxedo Park$138,395$130,247$145,250*
Unionville$56,103$59,959**$73,611
Walden$65,576$57,556$72,398
Warwick$74,857$66,940$76,159
Washingtonville$94,305$85,030$93,430
Woodbury$127,303$127,742
Putnam Towns
Carmel$116,670$110,440$103,152
Kent$109,043$93,309$93,967
Patterson$99,855$100,061$99,188
Philipstown$108,363$102,739$110,205
Putnam Valley$109,935$103,583$105,392
Southeast$104,410$92,737$101,393
Putnam Villages
Brewster$64,435$55,810$53,086
Cold Spring$80,460$71,861$97,212
Nelsonville$90,435$108,689*$105,417*
Sullivan Towns
Bethel$54,286$57,693*$64,745
Callicoon$58,498$55,858$68,065
Cochecton$62,174$56,307$62,778
Delaware$60,508$62,546$56,679
Fallsburg$49,793$50,680$39,971
Forestburgh$84,594$74,106$79,722*
Fremont$49,927$62,429*$57,734
Highland$61,309$54,812$53,333
Liberty$48,265$41,472*$48,556
Lumberland$64,246$59,033*$70,982*
Mamakating$62,891$58,292$72,679
Neversink$68,088$57,065$73,800
Rockland$49,557$53,302$54,932
Thompson$53,524$38,255$43,134
Tusten$58,517$55,243$45,000
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg$58,136$59,489**$32,417*
Jeffersonville$48,985$47,709**$53,750**
Liberty$42,057$28,442$36,723*
Monticello$34,171$23,356$31,754
Woodridge$35,797$39,580**$37,188**
Wurtsboro$58,029$54,812$65,313
Ulster Cities
Kingston$47,620$47,083$48,186
Ulster Towns
Denning$61,636$56,686*$80,972
Esopus$70,712$71,784$69,042
Gardiner$82,042$91,946$75,399
Hardenburgh$53,173$41,769$50,000***
Hurley$76,952$68,842$81,125
Kingston$64,058$54,280*$79,583
Lloyd$79,411$66,616$69,337
Marbletown$69,710$75,665*$69,258
Marlborough$75,043$68,680$80,353
New Paltz$61,107$68,479$72,500
Olive$68,442$61,659$68,285
Plattekill$60,965$62,644$58,205
Rochester$64,919$67,976$60,173
Rosendale$66,744$60,789$70,566
Saugerties$63,909$65,879$60,396
Shandaken$47,578$54,793*$39,219*
Shawangunk$78,928$85,586$83,430
Ulster$65,877$56,175$54,658
Wawarsing$54,068$51,201$47,229
Woodstock$74,182$70,035$73,356
Ulster Villages
Ellenville$41,410$47,357$46,034
New Paltz$32,778$42,102$41,753
Saugerties$53,545$54,120$44,620

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 Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Maintaining
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 Decreasing
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 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 Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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