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 2017, the threshold for one person was $12,488.

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 2013-17, 5% of veterans, or about 3,000 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
2008-122013-17
Region5%5%
Columbia County3%**5%**
Dutchess County4%*4%*
Greene County10%*8%**
Orange County5%*4%*
Putnam County3%**5%**
Sullivan County8%*9%*
Ulster County6%*7%*
NYS (excluding NYC)5%6%
U.S.7%7%
Columbia Cities
Hudson8%***16%***
Columbia Towns
Ancram3%***6%***
Austerlitz0%***0%***
Canaan0%***0%***
Chatham3%***0%***
Claverack4%***9%***
Clermont1%***4%***
Copake12%***0%***
Gallatin8%***3%***
Germantown0%***9%***
Ghent1%***2%***
Greenport7%***9%***
Hillsdale0%***15%***
Kinderhook2%***0%***
Livingston4%***2%***
New Lebanon0%***19%***
Stockport0%***0%***
Stuyvesant14%***0%***
Taghkanic0%***5%***
Columbia Villages
Chatham4%***11%***
Kinderhook2%***0%***
Philmont12%***33%***
Valatie7%***0%***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon10%***10%***
Poughkeepsie13%**5%***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia7%***0%***
Beekman1%***5%***
Clinton8%***0%***
Dover13%***2%***
East Fishkill2%***2%***
Fishkill5%***7%***
Hyde Park3%***4%***
La Grange1%***0%***
Milan3%***0%***
North East2%***6%***
Pawling6%***0%***
Pine Plains5%***0%***
Pleasant Valley1%***1%***
Poughkeepsie3%***5%***
Red Hook1%***1%***
Rhinebeck0%***5%***
Stanford0%***0%***
Union Vale0%***0%***
Wappinger3%***5%***
Washington3%***1%***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill0%***26%***
Millbrook13%***4%***
Millerton8%***0%***
Pawling12%***0%***
Red Hook3%***5%***
Rhinebeck0%***6%***
Tivoli0%***0%***
Wappingers Falls11%***0%***
Greene Towns
Ashland0%***13%***
Athens11%***33%***
Cairo20%***5%***
Catskill3%***5%***
Coxsackie6%***16%***
Durham8%***4%***
Greenville9%***0%***
Halcott18%***0%***
Hunter13%***0%***
Jewett29%***0%***
Lexington5%***17%***
New Baltimore12%***0%***
Prattsville5%***11%***
Windham14%***10%***
Greene Villages
Athens6%***11%***
Catskill4%***9%***
Coxsackie13%***16%***
Hunter13%***0%***
Tannersville10%***0%***
Orange Cities
Middletown6%***7%***
Newburgh16%***4%***
Port Jervis16%***2%***
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove7%***3%***
Chester4%***9%***
Cornwall1%***0%***
Crawford0%***10%***
Deerpark1%***4%***
Goshen7%***1%***
Greenville0%***2%***
Hamptonburgh4%***13%***
Highlands3%***0%***
Minisink13%***0%***
Monroe4%***0%***
Montgomery7%***6%***
Mount Hope7%***10%***
New Windsor4%***5%***
Newburgh3%***5%***
Tuxedo0%***2%***
Wallkill4%***3%***
Warwick5%***3%***
Wawayanda0%***6%***
Woodbury3%***8%***
Orange Villages
Chester0%***14%***
Cornwall-on-Hudson0%***0%***
Florida2%***0%***
Goshen10%***4%***
Greenwood Lake4%***0%***
Harriman1%***6%***
Highland Falls6%***0%***
Kiryas Joel5%***0%***
Maybrook7%***0%***
Monroe10%***0%***
Montgomery0%***4%***
Otisville3%***6%***
South Blooming Grove0%***4%***
Tuxedo Park0%***0%***
Unionville30%***0%***
Walden2%***2%***
Warwick8%***3%***
Washingtonville18%***5%***
Woodbury3%***7%***
Putnam Towns
Carmel3%***6%***
Kent1%***5%***
Patterson2%***8%***
Philipstown10%***2%***
Putnam Valley1%***8%***
Southeast1%***0%***
Putnam Villages
Brewster0%***0%***
Cold Spring4%***0%***
Nelsonville18%***0%***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel0%***5%***
Callicoon0%***0%***
Cochecton14%***8%***
Delaware4%***17%***
Fallsburg8%***12%***
Forestburgh0%***3%***
Fremont2%***15%***
Highland0%***0%***
Liberty14%***15%***
Lumberland10%***0%***
Mamakating5%***1%***
Neversink6%***2%***
Rockland6%***29%***
Thompson18%***12%***
Tusten7%***8%***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg4%***0%***
Jeffersonville0%***0%***
Liberty19%***28%***
Monticello39%***12%***
Woodridge0%***40%***
Wurtsboro12%***9%***
Ulster Cities
Kingston6%***9%***
Ulster Towns
Denning4%***0%***
Esopus7%***14%***
Gardiner0%***5%***
Hardenburgh0%***0%***
Hurley6%***2%***
Kingston7%***5%***
Lloyd7%***2%***
Marbletown5%***0%***
Marlborough5%***13%***
New Paltz4%***6%***
Olive20%***10%***
Plattekill5%***7%***
Rochester7%***2%***
Rosendale4%***7%***
Saugerties5%***2%***
Shandaken1%***10%***
Shawangunk2%***3%***
Ulster9%***4%***
Wawarsing6%***17%***
Woodstock7%***8%***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville0%***5%***
New Paltz9%***0%***
Saugerties6%***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%.




Number of Veterans Living in Poverty
2008-122013-17
Region3,8873,016
Columbia County195**201**
Dutchess County827*548*
Greene County446*256**
Orange County1,108*803*
Putnam County131**192**
Sullivan County464*420*
Ulster County716*596*
NYS (excluding NYC)39,61234,734
U.S.1,423,5521,302,166
Columbia Cities
Hudson29***30***
Columbia Towns
Ancram5***7***
Austerlitz0***0***
Canaan0***0***
Chatham13***0***
Claverack21***45***
Clermont1***6***
Copake27***0***
Gallatin17***4***
Germantown0***13***
Ghent7***9***
Greenport31***26***
Hillsdale0***17***
Kinderhook13***0***
Livingston13***6***
New Lebanon0***35***
Stockport0***0***
Stuyvesant18***0***
Taghkanic0***3***
Columbia Villages
Chatham6***9***
Kinderhook2***0***
Philmont21***13***
Valatie11***0***
Dutchess Cities
Beacon117***90***
Poughkeepsie198**63***
Dutchess Towns
Amenia15***0***
Beekman9***28***
Clinton25***0***
Dover74***9***
East Fishkill40***35***
Fishkill91***71***
Hyde Park48***36***
La Grange14***0***
Milan5***0***
North East3***11***
Pawling27***0***
Pine Plains11***0***
Pleasant Valley7***7***
Poughkeepsie69***95***
Red Hook4***5***
Rhinebeck0***23***
Stanford1***0***
Union Vale0***0***
Wappinger52***72***
Washington17***3***
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill0***24***
Millbrook17***3***
Millerton3***0***
Pawling14***0***
Red Hook4***5***
Rhinebeck0***9***
Tivoli0***0***
Wappingers Falls29***0***
Greene Towns
Ashland0***9***
Athens54***80***
Cairo142***20***
Catskill36***38***
Coxsackie38***61***
Durham21***5***
Greenville23***0***
Halcott4***0***
Hunter31***0***
Jewett27***0***
Lexington5***19***
New Baltimore34***1***
Prattsville3***6***
Windham28***17***
Greene Villages
Athens10***10***
Catskill10***28***
Coxsackie37***31***
Hunter10***0***
Tannersville4***0***
Orange Cities
Middletown78***78***
Newburgh158***29***
Port Jervis102***11***
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove79***23***
Chester22***57***
Cornwall6***3***
Crawford0***56***
Deerpark4***25***
Goshen53***10***
Greenville0***5***
Hamptonburgh15***47***
Highlands33***0***
Minisink39***0***
Monroe40***0***
Montgomery122***72***
Mount Hope27***30***
New Windsor79***86***
Newburgh64***93***
Tuxedo0***5***
Wallkill63***37***
Warwick106***68***
Wawayanda0***23***
Woodbury18***45***
Orange Villages
Chester0***34***
Cornwall-on-Hudson0***0***
Florida5***0***
Goshen29***10***
Greenwood Lake14***0***
Harriman1***5***
Highland Falls28***0***
Kiryas Joel1***0***
Maybrook15***0***
Monroe38***0***
Montgomery0***9***
Otisville3***3***
South Blooming Grove0***7***
Tuxedo Park0***0***
Unionville16***0***
Walden11***9***
Warwick45***18***
Washingtonville79***12***
Woodbury18***40***
Putnam Towns
Carmel44***80***
Kent9***37***
Patterson11***34***
Philipstown49***10***
Putnam Valley6***31***
Southeast12***0***
Putnam Villages
Brewster0***0***
Cold Spring5***0***
Nelsonville6***0***
Sullivan Towns
Bethel0***16***
Callicoon0***0***
Cochecton11***11***
Delaware10***36***
Fallsburg52***78***
Forestburgh0***3***
Fremont3***20***
Highland0***0***
Liberty94***74***
Lumberland19***0***
Mamakating41***7***
Neversink17***5***
Rockland18***71***
Thompson186***89***
Tusten13***10***
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg1***0***
Jeffersonville0***0***
Liberty61***49***
Monticello160***34***
Woodridge0***10***
Wurtsboro8***7***
Ulster Cities
Kingston64***101***
Ulster Towns
Denning3***0***
Esopus46***47***
Gardiner0***13***
Hardenburgh0***0***
Hurley38***10***
Kingston6***5***
Lloyd59***10***
Marbletown22***0***
Marlborough32***68***
New Paltz17***21***
Olive59***23***
Plattekill34***41***
Rochester40***10***
Rosendale13***32***
Saugerties91***24***
Shandaken3***27***
Shawangunk19***21***
Ulster88***30***
Wawarsing49***86***
Woodstock33***27***
Ulster Villages
Ellenville0***5***
New Paltz10***0***
Saugerties22***20***

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 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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