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 2018, the threshold for one person was $12,784.

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 2014-18, 5% of veterans, or about 2,600 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
2009-132014-18
Region6%5%
Columbia County4%**5%**
Dutchess County4%*3%*
Greene County10%**8%**
Orange County5%*4%*
Putnam County3%**5%**
Sullivan County12%*5%**
Ulster County6%*7%*
NYS (excluding NYC)6%6%
U.S.7%7%
Columbia Cities
Hudson12%***13%***
Columbia Towns
Ancram3%***4%***
Austerlitz0%***0%***
Canaan0%***0%***
Chatham3%***2%***
Claverack3%***10%***
Clermont2%***6%***
Copake12%***12%***
Gallatin6%***0%***
Germantown5%***3%***
Ghent1%***2%***
Greenport8%***0%***
Hillsdale0%***15%***
Kinderhook1%***2%***
Livingston5%***1%***
New Lebanon0%***23%***
Stockport0%***0%***
Stuyvesant11%***0%***
Taghkanic0%***7%***
Columbia Villages
Chatham6%***14%***
Kinderhook3%***0%***
Philmont8%***39%***
Valatie4%***0%***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon8%***11%***
Poughkeepsie11%***4%***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia3%***0%***
Beekman4%***0%***
Clinton10%***0%***
Dover3%***2%***
East Fishkill3%***3%***
Fishkill6%***6%***
Hyde Park4%***3%***
La Grange0%***0%***
Milan3%***6%***
North East0%***5%***
Pawling8%***0%***
Pine Plains5%***5%***
Pleasant Valley2%***0%***
Poughkeepsie3%***4%***
Red Hook1%***1%***
Rhinebeck2%***3%***
Stanford1%***0%***
Union Vale0%***0%***
Wappinger2%***4%***
Washington3%***2%***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill21%***7%***
Millbrook15%***5%***
Millerton0%***0%***
Pawling12%***0%***
Red Hook3%***6%***
Rhinebeck0%***5%***
Tivoli0%***0%***
Wappingers Falls13%***0%***
Greene Towns
Ashland0%***13%***
Athens11%***29%***
Cairo25%***3%***
Catskill3%***6%***
Coxsackie5%***18%***
Durham14%***0%***
Greenville7%***0%***
Halcott13%***0%***
Hunter16%***0%***
Jewett26%***0%***
Lexington9%***22%***
New Baltimore12%***9%***
Prattsville4%***11%***
Windham11%***1%***
Greene Villages
Athens7%***3%***
Catskill3%***6%***
Coxsackie9%***21%***
Hunter6%***0%***
Tannersville0%***0%***
Orange Cities
Middletown8%***5%***
Newburgh16%***6%***
Port Jervis16%***5%***
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove6%***3%***
Chester5%***6%***
Cornwall1%***0%***
Crawford2%***7%***
Deerpark2%***6%***
Goshen6%***1%***
Greenville0%***3%***
Hamptonburgh3%***13%***
Highlands4%***0%***
Minisink12%***0%***
Monroe4%***0%***
Montgomery6%***6%***
Mount Hope7%***10%***
New Windsor7%**3%***
Newburgh2%***4%***
Tuxedo0%***5%***
Wallkill4%***2%***
Warwick5%***3%***
Wawayanda2%***6%***
Woodbury7%***6%***
Orange Villages
Chester3%***9%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson0%***0%***
Florida3%***3%***
Goshen9%***4%***
Greenwood Lake4%***0%***
Harriman0%***9%***
Highland Falls5%***0%***
Kiryas Joel2%***0%***
Maybrook3%***0%***
Monroe9%***0%***
Montgomery0%***4%***
Otisville0%***4%***
South Blooming Grove0%***4%***
Tuxedo Park0%***0%***
Unionville30%***0%***
Walden2%***4%***
Warwick5%***0%***
Washingtonville18%***5%***
Woodbury7%***4%***
Putnam Towns
Carmel3%***5%***
Kent5%***3%***
Patterson2%***5%***
Philipstown8%***3%***
Putnam Valley1%***14%***
Southeast1%***1%***
Putnam Villages
Brewster0%***7%***
Cold Spring4%***0%***
Nelsonville19%***0%***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel3%***5%***
Callicoon0%***0%***
Cochecton3%***4%***
Delaware13%***7%***
Fallsburg8%***13%***
Forestburgh0%***3%***
Fremont2%***18%***
Highland0%***0%***
Liberty20%***13%***
Lumberland10%***0%***
Mamakating5%***1%***
Neversink6%***2%***
Rockland22%***0%***
Thompson26%***3%***
Tusten7%***10%***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg9%***0%***
Jeffersonville0%***0%***
Liberty37%***3%***
Monticello49%***0%***
Woodridge0%***38%***
Wurtsboro9%***11%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston6%***9%***
Ulster Towns
Denning6%***0%***
Esopus8%***19%***
Gardiner0%***7%***
Hardenburgh0%***0%***
Hurley6%***5%***
Kingston8%***3%***
Lloyd8%***2%***
Marbletown8%***0%***
Marlborough6%***9%***
New Paltz5%***2%***
Olive21%***7%***
Plattekill3%***7%***
Rochester7%***3%***
Rosendale7%***5%***
Saugerties6%***3%***
Shandaken2%***10%***
Shawangunk2%***4%***
Ulster5%***4%***
Wawarsing10%***17%***
Woodstock5%***10%***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville0%***4%***
New Paltz11%***0%***
Saugerties6%***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%.




Number of Veterans Living in Poverty
2009-132014-18
Region4,1752,622
Columbia County206**209**
Dutchess County758*469*
Greene County465**264**
Orange County1,176*695*
Putnam County159**192**
Sullivan County697*224**
Ulster County714*569*
NYS (excluding NYC)39,82833,205
U.S.1,437,6061,259,874
Columbia Cities
Hudson47***18***
Columbia Towns
Ancram4***4***
Austerlitz0***0***
Canaan0***0***
Chatham12***4***
Claverack14***58***
Clermont3***8***
Copake28***22***
Gallatin16***0***
Germantown8***5***
Ghent7***9***
Greenport29***0***
Hillsdale0***19***
Kinderhook8***11***
Livingston13***3***
New Lebanon0***43***
Stockport0***0***
Stuyvesant17***0***
Taghkanic0***5***
Columbia Villages
Chatham6***13***
Kinderhook3***0***
Philmont14***29***
Valatie5***0***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon87***96***
Poughkeepsie151***41***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia9***0***
Beekman34***0***
Clinton27***0***
Dover14***11***
East Fishkill57***44***
Fishkill109***58***
Hyde Park77***29***
La Grange2***0***
Milan5***7***
North East0***11***
Pawling31***0***
Pine Plains10***8***
Pleasant Valley13***0***
Poughkeepsie72***79***
Red Hook5***5***
Rhinebeck7***14***
Stanford2***0***
Union Vale0***0***
Wappinger29***62***
Washington17***4***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill21***5***
Millbrook17***4***
Millerton0***0***
Pawling16***0***
Red Hook5***5***
Rhinebeck0***8***
Tivoli0***0***
Wappingers Falls31***0***
Greene Towns
Ashland0***8***
Athens44***79***
Cairo160***12***
Catskill28***49***
Coxsackie24***67***
Durham38***0***
Greenville24***0***
Halcott4***0***
Hunter33***0***
Jewett30***0***
Lexington12***15***
New Baltimore38***27***
Prattsville3***5***
Windham27***2***
Greene Villages
Athens10***3***
Catskill6***17***
Coxsackie23***38***
Hunter4***0***
Tannersville0***0***
Orange Cities
Middletown102***59***
Newburgh150***37***
Port Jervis103***23***
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove73***21***
Chester29***39***
Cornwall10***2***
Crawford16***33***
Deerpark13***33***
Goshen44***9***
Greenville0***6***
Hamptonburgh10***53***
Highlands33***0***
Minisink33***0***
Monroe37***0***
Montgomery102***69***
Mount Hope24***32***
New Windsor125**49***
Newburgh44***85***
Tuxedo0***8***
Wallkill76***27***
Warwick101***63***
Wawayanda6***19***
Woodbury45***28***
Orange Villages
Chester6***21***
Cornwall-on-Hudson0***0***
Florida4***6***
Goshen28***9***
Greenwood Lake12***0***
Harriman0***8***
Highland Falls26***0***
Kiryas Joel1***0***
Maybrook5***0***
Monroe36***0***
Montgomery0***10***
Otisville0***3***
South Blooming Grove0***7***
Tuxedo Park0***0***
Unionville14***0***
Walden12***12***
Warwick36***0***
Washingtonville73***8***
Woodbury45***20***
Putnam Towns
Carmel55***80***
Kent34***19***
Patterson10***28***
Philipstown42***14***
Putnam Valley6***46***
Southeast12***5***
Putnam Villages
Brewster0***5***
Cold Spring4***0***
Nelsonville5***0***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel12***15***
Callicoon0***0***
Cochecton3***5***
Delaware28***16***
Fallsburg50***74***
Forestburgh0***3***
Fremont3***19***
Highland0***0***
Liberty129***47***
Lumberland17***0***
Mamakating46***8***
Neversink15***6***
Rockland87***0***
Thompson296***17***
Tusten11***14***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg2***0***
Jeffersonville0***0***
Liberty94***4***
Monticello249***0***
Woodridge0***10***
Wurtsboro7***8***
Ulster Cities
Kingston62***94***
Ulster Towns
Denning5***0***
Esopus43***52***
Gardiner0***15***
Hardenburgh0***0***
Hurley34***20***
Kingston7***3***
Lloyd62***13***
Marbletown26***0***
Marlborough41***47***
New Paltz22***8***
Olive62***15***
Plattekill17***40***
Rochester44***13***
Rosendale23***18***
Saugerties104***25***
Shandaken3***28***
Shawangunk18***23***
Ulster48***32***
Wawarsing74***86***
Woodstock19***37***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville0***3***
New Paltz10***0***
Saugerties21***10***

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%.




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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