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People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2016-20

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People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2016-20

What does this measure?

The estimated proportion of people in various racial and ethnic groups with incomes below the poverty line. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2020, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $26,246.

Why is this important?

The percentage of people in poverty in various race and ethnic groups is a measure of the overall economic health of these groups. It also indicates the level of need for social and government supports.

How is the region performing?

In 2016-20, poverty rates in the Mid-Hudson Valley were highest among Black or African American residents at 16%, and Hispanic residents at 15%, followed by White resident at 9% and Asian residents at (12%). The differences between the groups were similar to those at the statewide (excluding NYC) and national levels, though the region's poverty rates among African American residents is 4 percentage points lower than the state. Poverty rates for African American residents were 6 points lower than the nation, 3 points lower for Hispanic, and 2 points lower for White residents, while Asians saw a rate 1 point above the nation. From 2000 through 2016-20, poverty rates decreased a bit for all groups in the region except White residents, for whom the rate increased 1 point. The rate remained unchanged for Asian residents and dropped 7 points for African American residents.

Among counties with statistically reliable results, the Hispanic poverty rate varied widely, from 8% in Putnam to 29% in Ulster. The rate for White residents was highest in Orange and Sullivan County, at 11%. The populations in most local areas, when broken down by race and ethnicity, were too small to yield reliable survey results.

Why do these disparities exist?

These large and persistent disparities in poverty rates are the result of historic and current policies and practices that disadvantaged people of color. Research has connected slavery and the inability of Black Americans even after emancipation to fully participate in economic life to the wealth and income gaps still present today. In addition, these differences are attributed to the complex interplay of conditions including gender, occupation, family structure, education, employment status, wages, incarceration, unemployment and discrimination. African American workers across industries tend to earn lower wages than their White and Asian American peers. While education, especially the absence of a high school diploma, increases the likelihood of poverty, education credentials do not eliminate racial disparities. African Americans experience unemployment at twice the rate of Whites regardless of education level. Also, the disproportionate and systemic incarceration of Black and Latino males decreases job prospects and increases the likelihood of poverty.

Notes about the data

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). For some small areas, Census did not have enough data to report results at all and N/A is shown in the data table.

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.

People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2016-20
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Region12%*16%15%9%
Columbia County28%***17%**20%*9%
Dutchess County10%*16%14%7%
Greene County4%***37%***12%***10%
Orange County12%***11%13%11%
Putnam County16%***8%**8%*5%*
Sullivan County5%***28%*18%*11%
Ulster County19%**27%*29%12%
NYS (excluding NYC)11%20%16%9%
U.S.11%22%18%11%
Columbia Cities
Hudson37%***17%***36%***22%*
Columbia Towns
Ancram0%***0%***0%***7%***
Austerlitz0%***N/A***9%***7%***
Canaan20%***100%***27%***8%***
Chatham27%***4%***0%***7%**
Claverack42%***14%***10%***8%**
Clermont0%***100%***23%***5%***
Copake0%***100%***0%***9%***
Gallatin0%***13%***0%***8%**
Germantown0%***0%***0%***7%***
Ghent0%***28%***7%***7%***
Greenport37%***9%***16%***12%**
HillsdaleN/A***N/A***64%***13%***
Kinderhook7%***76%***28%***7%**
Livingston33%***25%***0%***11%***
New Lebanon0%***N/A***0%***9%**
StockportN/A***5%***22%***7%***
StuyvesantN/A***0%***35%***9%**
Taghkanic46%***41%***30%***17%**
Columbia Villages
Chatham100%***32%***0%***7%***
Kinderhook0%***N/A***0%***4%***
Philmont70%***68%***22%***13%***
Valatie0%***0%***42%***6%***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon0%***14%***11%***7%**
Poughkeepsie25%***26%*17%*16%*
Dutchess Towns
Amenia68%***16%***33%***17%***
Beekman0%***2%***19%***5%**
Clinton21%***27%***7%***5%***
Dover0%***39%***24%***17%**
East Fishkill3%***3%***1%***3%*
Fishkill5%***5%***6%***4%**
Hyde Park8%***11%***30%***8%*
La Grange2%***14%***3%***2%**
Milan0%***83%***4%***5%***
North East36%***21%***2%***10%***
Pawling8%***2%***17%***5%**
Pine PlainsN/A***20%***43%***17%**
Pleasant Valley21%***2%***22%***7%*
Poughkeepsie12%***8%***16%**7%*
Red Hook19%***23%***5%***9%*
Rhinebeck50%***55%***8%***7%**
Stanford0%***44%***25%***6%***
Union Vale0%***5%***8%***10%***
Wappinger12%***11%***10%***6%*
Washington0%***8%***32%***9%***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill0%***0%***5%***10%***
Millbrook0%***5%***15%***9%***
Millerton39%***11%***4%***7%***
Pawling0%***0%***29%***6%***
Red Hook22%***0%***0%***14%**
Rhinebeck56%***100%***16%***7%***
Tivoli68%***29%***91%***20%***
Wappingers Falls39%***7%***24%***7%***
Greene Towns
Ashland0%***0%***6%***13%***
Athens0%***24%***0%***8%**
Cairo0%***0%***4%***8%**
Catskill0%***40%***19%***14%*
Coxsackie0%***21%***0%***7%***
Durham0%***84%***70%***18%***
Greenville13%***0%***0%***8%***
Halcott0%***N/A***0%***16%***
Hunter100%***N/A***85%***16%**
Jewett0%***N/A***2%***11%***
LexingtonN/A***N/A***28%***11%***
New BaltimoreN/A***0%***0%***3%***
PrattsvilleN/A***N/A***N/A***14%***
WindhamN/A***0%***6%***9%**
Greene Villages
Athens0%***92%***0%***11%***
Catskill0%***40%***43%***25%**
Coxsackie0%***100%***0%***6%**
HunterN/A***N/A***0%***26%***
TannersvilleN/A***N/A***N/A***15%***
Orange Cities
Middletown3%***17%**17%**14%*
Newburgh1%***19%**25%*20%*
Port Jervis92%***56%***20%***21%*
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove1%***1%***7%***7%***
Chester0%***9%***3%***6%**
Cornwall0%***0%***2%***3%**
Crawford0%***10%***6%***8%**
Deerpark6%***16%***13%***13%**
Goshen0%***3%***10%***5%***
Greenville0%***1%***0%***5%***
Hamptonburgh65%***9%***0%***4%***
Highlands0%***6%***22%***5%***
Minisink0%***0%***1%***9%***
Monroe38%***5%***3%***3%***
Montgomery3%***5%***5%***8%*
Mount Hope12%***3%***2%***5%***
New Windsor5%***8%***3%***5%*
Newburgh15%***6%***4%***6%**
Tuxedo27%***34%***26%***5%**
Wallkill14%***11%**19%**10%*
Warwick2%***3%***6%***4%*
Wawayanda0%***19%***13%***5%**
Woodbury0%***11%***17%***10%***
Orange Villages
Chester0%***16%***7%***9%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson0%***0%***9%***3%***
Florida0%***0%***3%***4%***
Goshen0%***0%***17%***5%***
Greenwood Lake0%***0%***11%***2%***
Harriman0%***0%***8%***10%***
Highland Falls0%***4%***6%***7%***
Kiryas JoelN/A***40%***23%***41%
Maybrook0%***4%***4%***7%**
Monroe0%***9%***2%***4%***
Montgomery0%***0%***0%***6%***
Otisville23%***0%***3%***5%***
South Blooming GroveN/A***5%***17%***24%***
Tuxedo Park0%***0%***0%***9%***
UnionvilleN/A***0%***0%***8%***
Walden0%***7%***1%***18%**
Warwick0%***2%***7%***5%***
Washingtonville1%***0%***2%***4%***
Woodbury0%***15%***15%***10%***
Putnam Towns
Carmel0%***8%***6%***5%**
Kent0%***8%***8%***4%**
Patterson6%***12%***11%**8%*
Philipstown18%***9%***5%***6%*
Putnam Valley64%***0%***5%***4%***
Southeast6%***6%***11%**3%**
Putnam Villages
Brewster0%***5%***28%**14%***
Cold Spring21%***0%***0%***6%**
Nelsonville0%***100%***2%***4%***
Sullivan Towns
BethelN/A***100%***12%***10%***
Callicoon0%***11%***0%***7%***
Cochecton0%***0%***15%***10%***
Delaware0%***11%***55%***16%***
Fallsburg0%***48%***18%**13%*
Forestburgh40%***0%***39%***8%**
FremontN/A***7%***8%***4%***
Highland0%***64%***7%***9%***
Liberty11%***38%***20%***12%**
Lumberland0%***30%***5%***5%***
Mamakating28%***10%***2%***9%**
NeversinkN/A***25%***64%***8%***
Rockland0%***10%***32%***12%***
Thompson4%***23%***20%**12%*
Tusten0%***20%***26%***18%***
Sullivan Villages
BloomingburgN/A***0%***0%***50%***
Jeffersonville0%***100%***0%***9%***
Liberty0%***43%***17%***20%**
Monticello0%***32%***25%**15%**
Woodridge0%***15%***33%***10%***
Wurtsboro0%***N/A***0%***7%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston14%***25%**36%**15%*
Ulster Towns
Denning0%***N/A***100%***14%***
Esopus100%***68%***24%***15%*
GardinerN/A***62%***14%***6%***
Hardenburgh0%***N/A***N/A***2%***
Hurley93%***7%***29%***8%***
KingstonN/A***0%***17%***10%***
Lloyd0%***13%***32%***8%**
Marbletown0%***3%***27%***11%***
Marlborough9%***1%***6%***6%**
New Paltz59%***37%***13%***17%*
Olive45%***9%***0%***5%***
Plattekill0%***28%***22%**8%**
Rochester0%***38%***35%***10%**
Rosendale0%***22%***56%***9%**
Saugerties0%***19%***18%***7%*
Shandaken7%***100%***77%***18%**
Shawangunk60%***65%*54%*17%*
Ulster9%***34%***18%***14%**
Wawarsing5%***26%***28%**18%*
Woodstock24%***89%***23%***14%**
Ulster Villages
Ellenville0%***25%***28%***23%***
New Paltz61%***37%***31%***30%*
Saugerties0%***21%***9%***8%**

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Data not shown where sample sizes were too small. 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%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.




Number of People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2016-20
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Region3,427*13,67123,75980,589
Columbia County298***322**559*4,786
Dutchess County869*4,3804,80415,432
Greene County17***433***272***4,219
Orange County1,269***4,4499,89529,297
Putnam County336***244**1,261*4,040*
Sullivan County67***1,471*2,140*6,202
Ulster County571**2,372*4,82816,613
NYS (excluding NYC)49,547188,360197,737758,832
U.S.1,917,6918,726,81410,642,65323,820,939
Columbia Cities
Hudson215***159***170***817*
Columbia Towns
Ancram0***0***0***79***
Austerlitz0***0***3***107***
Canaan5***1***7***122***
Chatham4***9***0***233**
Claverack13***19***8***404**
Clermont0***23***27***94***
Copake0***10***0***292***
Gallatin0***2***0***101**
Germantown0***0***0***110***
Ghent0***35***19***307***
Greenport33***22***22***395**
Hillsdale0***0***36***166***
Kinderhook5***13***153***494**
Livingston17***19***0***313***
New Lebanon0***0***0***194**
Stockport0***1***36***176***
Stuyvesant0***0***54***200**
Taghkanic6***9***24***182**
Columbia Villages
Chatham4***33***0***102***
Kinderhook0***0***0***57***
Philmont7***19***8***118***
Valatie0***0***35***70***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon0***311***297***675**
Poughkeepsie73***2,634*961*2,237*
Dutchess Towns
Amenia17***17***279***612***
Beekman0***17***212***572**
Clinton4***34***14***213***
Dover0***140***375***1,274**
East Fishkill45***20***44***751*
Fishkill52***93***176***674**
Hyde Park42***196***391***1,169*
La Grange14***83***62***251**
Milan0***52***7***110***
North East29***24***4***245***
Pawling12***5***165***382**
Pine Plains0***1***75***378**
Pleasant Valley22***6***185***610*
Poughkeepsie220***403***838**1,953*
Red Hook47***46***14***780*
Rhinebeck143***56***36***440**
Stanford0***27***130***193***
Union Vale0***17***31***381***
Wappinger149***190***395***1,183*
Washington0***8***113***349***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill0***0***12***169***
Millbrook0***2***11***104***
Millerton29***4***4***47***
Pawling0***0***112***105***
Red Hook17***0***0***273**
Rhinebeck134***16***28***156***
Tivoli28***2***10***175***
Wappingers Falls146***39***306***247***
Greene Towns
Ashland0***0***4***96***
Athens0***23***0***302**
Cairo0***0***24***479**
Catskill0***282***94***1,373*
Coxsackie0***16***0***384***
Durham0***112***81***397***
Greenville4***0***0***246***
Halcott0***0***0***41***
Hunter13***0***58***419**
Jewett0***0***2***86***
Lexington0***0***5***71***
New Baltimore0***0***0***103***
Prattsville0***0***0***95***
Windham0***0***4***127**
Greene Villages
Athens0***23***0***181***
Catskill0***258***94***681**
Coxsackie0***2***0***159**
Hunter0***0***0***78***
Tannersville0***0***0***84***
Orange Cities
Middletown24***1,055**1,843**2,013*
Newburgh3***1,093**3,745*2,067*
Port Jervis205***211***250***1,406*
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove1***21***202***1,018***
Chester0***63***78***481**
Cornwall0***0***31***302**
Crawford0***61***65***565**
Deerpark14***75***63***761**
Goshen0***9***282***475***
Greenville0***1***0***185***
Hamptonburgh184***3***0***187***
Highlands0***68***292***285***
Minisink0***0***9***365***
Monroe420***92***173***440***
Montgomery6***135***171***1,594*
Mount Hope18***12***15***228***
New Windsor58***351***207***962*
Newburgh119***271***261***1,326**
Tuxedo10***71***79***148**
Wallkill194***583**1,323**1,629*
Warwick13***21***161***1,237*
Wawayanda0***120***90***265**
Woodbury0***131***427***890***
Orange Villages
Chester0***63***78***233***
Cornwall-on-Hudson0***0***22***82***
Florida0***0***20***94***
Goshen0***0***252***214***
Greenwood Lake0***0***33***62***
Harriman0***0***76***145***
Highland Falls0***38***26***151***
Kiryas Joel0***2***128***10,468
Maybrook0***19***27***201**
Monroe0***77***65***205***
Montgomery0***0***0***214***
Otisville18***0***7***54***
South Blooming Grove0***21***87***557***
Tuxedo Park0***0***0***45***
Unionville0***0***0***38***
Walden0***99***10***867**
Warwick0***1***31***330***
Washingtonville1***0***25***158***
Woodbury0***131***351***814***
Putnam Towns
Carmel0***40***224***1,538**
Kent0***47***213***428**
Patterson8***116***215**724*
Philipstown30***22***41***482*
Putnam Valley257***0***71***437***
Southeast41***19***497**431**
Putnam Villages
Brewster0***5***394**126***
Cold Spring12***0***0***98**
Nelsonville0***2***2***23***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel0***15***51***362***
Callicoon0***4***0***179***
Cochecton0***0***18***131***
Delaware0***30***124***335***
Fallsburg0***491***416**1,109*
Forestburgh2***0***24***71**
Fremont0***3***16***42***
Highland0***27***7***212***
Liberty23***302***457***801**
Lumberland0***10***10***97***
Mamakating24***50***23***906**
Neversink0***16***174***250***
Rockland0***1***87***351***
Thompson18***509***723**1,103*
Tusten0***13***10***253***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg0***0***0***257***
Jeffersonville0***4***0***29***
Liberty0***249***286***458**
Monticello0***465***588**448**
Woodridge0***9***24***58***
Wurtsboro0***0***0***62***
Ulster Cities
Kingston59***982**1,129**2,238*
Ulster Towns
Denning0***0***6***65***
Esopus13***13***125***1,154*
Gardiner0***8***13***310***
Hardenburgh0***0***0***3***
Hurley25***12***147***444***
Kingston0***0***21***102***
Lloyd0***72***394***659**
Marbletown0***14***59***499***
Marlborough9***2***38***454**
New Paltz128***183***91***1,668*
Olive93***2***0***205***
Plattekill0***168***429**676**
Rochester0***13***218***624**
Rosendale0***48***131***409**
Saugerties0***58***256***1,257*
Shandaken10***10***252***427**
Shawangunk151***410*570*1,782*
Ulster18***162***252***1,442**
Wawarsing13***138***674**1,480*
Woodstock52***77***23***715**
Ulster Villages
Ellenville0***108***384***576***
New Paltz121***64***61***1,131*
Saugerties0***6***25***265**

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Data not shown where sample sizes were too small. 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%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.




People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Region12%23%19%8%
Columbia County31%31%29%8%
Dutchess County9%19%15%6%
Greene County12%29%21%12%
Orange County9%22%19%9%
Putnam County5%9%10%4%
Sullivan County31%39%32%14%
Ulster County22%26%21%10%
NYS (excluding NYC)10%23%19%8%
U.S.13%25%23%9%
Columbia Cities
Hudson35%39%47%17%
Columbia Towns
AncramN/A5%0%8%
Austerlitz0%0%0%6%
Canaan0%16%0%5%
Chatham31%0%33%6%
ClaverackN/A0%3%7%
Clermont0%15%14%9%
CopakeN/A0%6%8%
GallatinN/A0%5%5%
Germantown0%0%5%8%
GhentN/A0%0%5%
Greenport28%30%37%8%
Hillsdale38%0%11%8%
Kinderhook33%0%38%4%
LivingstonN/A28%0%6%
New Lebanon0%0%22%9%
StockportN/A0%N/A12%
Stuyvesant0%0%0%4%
Taghkanic40%0%0%9%
Columbia Villages
Chatham77%0%0%8%
Kinderhook0%0%0%2%
PhilmontN/A0%5%14%
Valatie83%0%45%10%
Dutchess Cities
Beacon1%14%19%9%
Poughkeepsie30%30%34%15%
Dutchess Towns
Amenia49%14%63%7%
Beekman9%3%2%5%
Clinton0%14%5%3%
Dover0%2%14%9%
East Fishkill10%4%3%3%
Fishkill5%4%7%5%
Hyde Park11%4%13%6%
La Grange0%3%1%3%
Milan0%100%0%4%
North East0%12%28%12%
Pawling0%12%9%3%
Pine Plains0%40%0%9%
Pleasant Valley9%12%17%5%
Poughkeepsie8%7%4%5%
Red Hook37%1%9%8%
Rhinebeck31%59%31%8%
StanfordN/A0%8%5%
Union Vale29%18%0%1%
Wappinger1%8%11%4%
Washington0%27%23%6%
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill0%0%10%8%
Millbrook0%0%0%6%
Millerton0%38%13%14%
Pawling0%19%20%7%
Red Hook6%6%22%8%
RhinebeckN/A0%0%9%
Tivoli6%0%11%17%
Wappingers Falls4%14%26%13%
Greene Towns
Ashland0%N/A42%16%
Athens8%39%20%8%
CairoN/A31%0%10%
Catskill0%30%24%14%
Coxsackie0%27%16%12%
DurhamN/AN/A15%12%
Greenville0%0%0%9%
HalcottN/AN/AN/A19%
Hunter69%57%41%18%
Jewett0%N/A39%12%
Lexington0%100%47%12%
New Baltimore50%N/A0%7%
PrattsvilleN/A0%100%12%
WindhamN/A0%61%9%
Greene Villages
Athens0%50%12%10%
Catskill0%33%37%16%
CoxsackieN/A48%40%11%
HunterN/A0%0%15%
Tannersville100%N/A60%17%
Orange Cities
Middletown20%25%28%14%
Newburgh14%36%26%15%
Port Jervis18%31%45%16%
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove7%7%5%4%
Chester14%33%23%5%
Cornwall5%14%16%4%
Crawford8%0%21%4%
Deerpark0%0%20%10%
Goshen0%19%19%4%
Greenville0%30%4%4%
Hamptonburgh0%0%2%3%
Highlands0%10%7%3%
Minisink0%0%15%6%
Monroe5%2%5%30%
Montgomery0%3%13%7%
Mount Hope29%8%12%5%
New Windsor3%6%14%5%
Newburgh0%9%4%3%
Tuxedo0%7%4%4%
Wallkill27%10%20%7%
Warwick14%6%12%4%
Wawayanda0%0%5%4%
Woodbury1%3%6%3%
Orange Villages
Chester0%24%8%5%
Cornwall-on-Hudson4%0%2%4%
Florida80%0%0%6%
Goshen0%0%15%4%
Greenwood Lake0%0%40%6%
Harriman7%0%0%2%
Highland Falls0%14%17%4%
Kiryas JoelN/A100%5%62%
Maybrook0%8%13%6%
Monroe0%0%7%5%
Montgomery0%0%10%8%
Otisville40%19%18%7%
Tuxedo Park0%57%8%4%
Unionville0%N/A0%8%
Walden0%0%18%9%
Warwick28%3%0%4%
Washingtonville0%3%8%4%
Putnam Towns
Carmel2%3%10%3%
Kent17%13%4%4%
Patterson0%0%3%5%
Philipstown5%33%5%6%
Putnam Valley0%8%12%4%
Southeast0%13%17%5%
Putnam Villages
Brewster0%13%18%14%
Cold Spring0%N/A24%5%
Nelsonville0%0%0%8%
Sullivan Towns
Bethel24%54%42%11%
Callicoon0%0%5%11%
Cochecton0%23%0%7%
Delaware5%86%62%13%
Fallsburg86%30%25%19%
ForestburghN/A100%8%6%
Fremont0%56%41%13%
Highland0%62%59%14%
Liberty8%41%31%14%
Lumberland0%0%14%11%
Mamakating8%35%8%10%
Neversink95%40%85%10%
Rockland36%33%43%12%
Thompson38%38%39%18%
Tusten0%18%7%8%
Sullivan Villages
BloomingburgN/AN/A0%11%
JeffersonvilleN/A0%50%7%
Liberty0%33%16%13%
Monticello49%41%43%30%
Woodridge0%53%38%26%
Wurtsboro32%0%11%10%
Ulster Cities
Kingston10%31%27%12%
Ulster Towns
Denning0%N/A0%12%
Esopus0%0%6%12%
Gardiner0%3%8%8%
Hardenburgh0%N/A0%14%
Hurley0%0%21%6%
KingstonN/A29%0%7%
Lloyd10%15%8%7%
Marbletown0%7%0%7%
Marlborough76%28%20%7%
New Paltz44%19%27%16%
Olive0%0%0%5%
Plattekill0%6%15%9%
Rochester0%17%16%11%
Rosendale35%3%7%10%
Saugerties0%15%15%8%
Shandaken48%0%0%11%
Shawangunk9%42%32%11%
Ulster11%19%24%9%
Wawarsing17%39%30%16%
Woodstock52%24%11%9%
Ulster Villages
Ellenville0%38%30%18%
New Paltz63%16%39%35%
SaugertiesN/A100%12%12%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Data not shown where sample sizes were too small. 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%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.




Number of People Living in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity, 2000
AsianBlack or African AmericanHispanicWhite
Region1,88514,06714,56573,792
Columbia County1436503744,259
Dutchess County6084,1052,28612,996
Greene County242622454,896
Orange County4425,2347,20424,266
Putnam County55895703,606
Sullivan County2611,9321,9888,320
Ulster County3521,7951,89815,449
NYS (excluding NYC)25,543182,812127,600707,102
U.S.1,257,2378,146,1467,797,87418,847,674
Columbia Cities
Hudson106560235786
Columbia Towns
Ancram010109
Austerlitz00081
Canaan03074
Chatham10017260
Claverack004387
Clermont045145
Copake004244
Gallatin00278
Germantown001154
Ghent000228
Greenport106952288
Hillsdale504137
Kinderhook10046353
Livingston0130176
New Lebanon004211
Stockport000357
Stuyvesant00093
Taghkanic20098
Columbia Villages
Chatham1000131
Kinderhook00024
Philmont004190
Valatie10041144
Dutchess Cities
Beacon5322419819
Poughkeepsie1123,0791,0642,384
Dutchess Towns
Amenia341845255
Beekman18616504
Clinton0136125
Dover0565684
East Fishkill702034601
Fishkill322970716
Hyde Park423461998
La Grange088455
Milan016089
North East01116341
Pawling01533208
Pine Plains060219
Pleasant Valley51933448
Poughkeepsie139217831,595
Red Hook76120702
Rhinebeck2210958523
Stanford005150
Union Vale4425061
Wappinger9112224833
Washington04026286
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill0015136
Millbrook00080
Millerton0113120
Pawling0522137
Red Hook2113138
Rhinebeck000247
Tivoli103187
Wappingers Falls937201493
Greene Towns
Ashland0015117
Athens4711318
Cairo0180629
Catskill01941151,398
Coxsackie03622689
Durham007294
Greenville000282
Halcott00040
Hunter11427485
Jewett007111
Lexington03992
New Baltimore900217
Prattsville001375
Windham0019149
Greene Villages
Athens072166
Catskill018787572
Coxsackie03422305
Hunter00072
Tannersville1101873
Orange Cities
Middletown839101,7442,377
Newburgh353,1492,6261,654
Port Jervis141322681,237
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove203675587
Chester52233264577
Cornwall919100485
Crawford7087272
Deerpark0077702
Goshen073149374
Greenville0177141
Hamptonburgh007124
Highlands08653227
Minisink0024204
Monroe208848,830
Montgomery0232231,373
Mount Hope21338215
New Windsor1098348918
Newburgh0156111784
Tuxedo044116
Wallkill1532116371,371
Warwick35602121,207
Wawayanda0020217
Woodbury2646274
Orange Villages
Chester06930147
Cornwall-on-Hudson202116
Florida2400155
Goshen0049162
Greenwood Lake0079195
Harriman100039
Highland Falls06253105
Kiryas Joel0837,951
Maybrook02357160
Monroe0053372
Montgomery0026249
Otisville2111464
Tuxedo Park04424
Unionville00042
Walden00111512
Warwick1160225
Washingtonville0646188
Putnam Towns
Carmel86197800
Kent402132497
Patterson0015495
Philipstown71415518
Putnam Valley0777423
Southeast041234873
Putnam Villages
Brewster012125237
Cold Spring008100
Nelsonville00043
Sullivan Towns
Bethel474180422
Callicoon008309
Cochecton03092
Delaware4219106293
Fallsburg543093081,561
Forestburgh04552
Fremont02015159
Highland05455315
Liberty123123111,136
Lumberland009202
Mamakating942481,065
Neversink69622322
Rockland2839115418
Thompson818358021,873
Tusten0154101
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg00034
Jeffersonville00228
Liberty012494370
Monticello817326881,046
Woodridge07276164
Wurtsboro907121
Ulster Cities
Kingston298853932,255
Ulster Towns
Denning00060
Esopus0081,034
Gardiner0317370
Hardenburgh00029
Hurley0037404
Kingston02058
Lloyd115138591
Marbletown090409
Marlborough194977557
New Paltz169861811,470
Olive000227
Plattekill028241760
Rochester02566724
Rosendale756581
Saugerties018671,443
Shandaken5100334
Shawangunk51751441,158
Ulster216159983
Wawarsing163845421,461
Woodstock241422541
Ulster Villages
Ellenville0237353511
New Paltz159411331,041
Saugerties0721457

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Data not shown where sample sizes were too small. 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%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.




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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