Housing
Rent as Percentage of Household Income

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Rent as Percentage of Household Income

What does this measure?

The proportion of household income that goes toward monthly rent, utilities, and fuel, calculated by dividing median rent by median household income for renters.

Why is this important?

This figure indicates how affordable housing is for renters. The federal Housing and Urban Development Department guideline for affordability is that rent should consume no more than 30% of household income.

How is the region performing?

Region-wide, 34% of the median household income went to cover rent in 2013-17, greater than the national figure of 32% and the statewide (excluding NYC) figure of 30%. All counties in the region had proportions that exceed the federal guideline for affordability, with Columbia, Putnam and Sullivan at 31%, Dutchess at 34%, Orange at 36%, Ulster at 38% and Greene at 41%. In the region, the percent of household income going to rent rose 14 points from 2000 to 2008-12, and another point from 2008-12 to 2013-17. Rates also rose steadily in most of the counties or remained flat during those periods.

Localities with the highest proportion of rent spent on income were the Villages of Kiryas Joe and Bloomingburg at 57%, towns of Fremont and Shandaken at 58% and the town of Hurley at 76%. The towns of Lumberland (20%) and Denning (18%) had the lowest proportions of income that went to rent for Mid-Hudson Valley residents. The populations in most other local areas, were too small to yield reliable survey results.

Notes about the data

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. Figures used in calculations are in 2015 dollars. Regional rates were calculated by weighting county medians based on share of population. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Rent as Percentage of Household Income
20002008-122013-17
Region27%32%34%
Columbia County25%30%31%
Dutchess County27%34%34%
Greene County27%33%41%
Orange County27%36%36%
Putnam County26%38%31%
Sullivan County29%35%31%
Ulster County29%36%38%
NYS (excluding NYC)25%27%30%
U.S.26%33%32%
Columbia Cities
Hudson29%33%31%
Columbia Towns
Ancram25%25%*32%
Austerlitz21%18%*49%
Canaan22%21%*48%
Chatham21%30%26%
Claverack27%28%32%
Clermont25%24%24%
Copake26%24%28%
Gallatin27%31%33%*
Germantown27%35%*35%
Ghent23%38%50%
Greenport32%32%32%
Hillsdale24%29%*30%*
Kinderhook24%28%26%
Livingston21%28%18%*
New Lebanon24%32%31%
Stockport25%34%25%
Stuyvesant28%24%*34%
Taghkanic31%28%32%
Columbia Villages
Chatham24%39%33%
Kinderhook27%39%22%
Philmont28%33%38%*
Valatie28%34%29%
Dutchess Cities
Beacon28%39%41%
Poughkeepsie35%49%44%
Dutchess Towns
Amenia26%27%30%
Beekman27%27%21%*
Clinton21%22%33%
Dover24%21%26%
East Fishkill22%23%*45%
Fishkill25%27%29%
Hyde Park26%34%31%
La Grange26%44%25%
Milan25%27%38%
North East28%33%30%*
Pawling21%26%30%
Pine Plains24%38%38%*
Pleasant Valley24%29%31%
Poughkeepsie26%39%33%
Red Hook29%27%34%
Rhinebeck27%31%30%
Stanford23%29%*20%**
Union Vale22%37%36%
Wappinger23%26%31%
Washington26%30%27%
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill33%29%29%
Millbrook31%33%27%
Millerton28%32%37%
Pawling26%34%29%
Red Hook26%27%39%
Rhinebeck29%33%35%
Tivoli31%48%55%
Wappingers Falls26%30%37%
Greene Towns
Ashland23%42%N/A
Athens25%41%39%
Cairo26%32%46%
Catskill30%35%47%
Coxsackie24%29%*36%*
Durham27%25%41%
Greenville23%33%**38%
Halcott34%19%21%***
Hunter32%53%**40%
Jewett24%41%N/A*
Lexington31%24%**N/A***
New Baltimore27%19%**35%***
Prattsville16%12%***N/A**
Windham25%35%53%
Greene Villages
Athens26%41%40%
Catskill37%36%44%
Coxsackie26%25%32%*
Hunter29%52%**36%*
Tannersville34%50%**28%
Orange Cities
Middletown32%37%40%
Newburgh31%45%46%
Port Jervis31%50%39%
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove27%38%27%
Chester20%28%44%
Cornwall26%28%30%
Crawford25%30%*N/A*
Deerpark28%38%47%
Goshen31%28%34%
Greenville26%45%N/A***
Hamptonburgh23%61%N/A***
Highlands18%24%21%
Minisink22%31%***26%*
Monroe37%63%49%
Montgomery24%31%30%
Mount Hope26%50%**31%**
New Windsor23%29%36%
Newburgh23%31%30%
Tuxedo21%20%40%
Wallkill23%30%35%
Warwick27%30%30%
Wawayanda26%35%*49%
Woodbury23%32%18%
Orange Villages
Chester21%28%43%
Cornwall-on-Hudson21%26%23%
Florida39%27%24%*
Goshen32%38%40%
Greenwood Lake24%37%16%***
Harriman23%30%30%
Highland Falls26%26%25%
Kiryas Joel68%86%57%
Maybrook24%36%31%
Monroe22%27%*33%
Montgomery22%34%42%
Otisville25%39%*N/A
South Blooming Grove31%33%
Tuxedo Park22%7%23%*
Unionville19%31%***N/A
Walden35%28%28%
Warwick39%36%34%
Washingtonville27%42%37%
Woodbury43%*17%*
Putnam Towns
Carmel29%43%38%
Kent25%44%27%
Patterson27%51%25%
Philipstown20%42%27%
Putnam Valley28%22%34%*
Southeast27%29%30%
Putnam Villages
Brewster27%31%32%
Cold Spring23%44%***28%
Nelsonville22%21%*35%
Sullivan Towns
Bethel24%37%14%*
Callicoon24%28%N/A
Cochecton25%31%23%
Delaware25%19%19%
Fallsburg30%34%34%
Forestburgh26%31%26%*
Fremont28%24%*58%
Highland20%31%37%
Liberty30%36%47%
Lumberland28%58%**20%
Mamakating32%29%26%
Neversink30%29%26%*
Rockland31%42%39%*
Thompson32%45%33%
Tusten29%18%22%
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg25%43%*57%
Jeffersonville17%25%24%
Liberty33%36%50%
Monticello36%49%41%
Woodridge35%43%*40%
Wurtsboro44%43%33%
Ulster Cities
Kingston30%37%40%
Ulster Towns
Denning24%22%18%
Esopus32%30%29%
Gardiner27%30%29%
Hardenburgh23%41%**N/A***
Hurley28%36%76%
Kingston18%48%20%*
Lloyd24%35%37%
Marbletown28%25%26%*
Marlborough24%31%32%
New Paltz38%48%40%
Olive22%96%33%
Plattekill28%27%30%
Rochester25%29%26%*
Rosendale25%36%45%
Saugerties28%32%43%
Shandaken33%49%58%*
Shawangunk24%19%52%
Ulster29%39%48%
Wawarsing37%36%38%
Woodstock31%55%43%*
Ulster Villages
Ellenville38%51%36%*
New Paltz45%50%46%
Saugerties31%37%43%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Rent considered affordable if less than 30% of income. 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%.




Median Rent
20002008-122013-17
Region$985$1,099$1,090
Columbia County$814$903$886
Dutchess County$1,040$1,159$1,174
Greene County$747$880$876
Orange County$1,051$1,199$1,187
Putnam County$1,343$1,364$1,334
Sullivan County$802$874$860
Ulster County$921$1,059$1,053
NYS (excluding NYC)$896$928$948
U.S.$886$949$982
Columbia Cities
Hudson$711$836$768
Columbia Towns
Ancram$1,037$988*$1,328
Austerlitz$931$747*$960
Canaan$920$1,068*$1,173
Chatham$878$990$971
Claverack$833$945$882
Clermont$943$986$1,109
Copake$881$1,121$1,079
Gallatin$1,030$1,173$1,265*
Germantown$764$1,017*$870
Ghent$808$903$1,033
Greenport$780$827$884
Hillsdale$955$1,068*$1,009*
Kinderhook$850$825$838
Livingston$867$1,027$863*
New Lebanon$896$904$920
Stockport$815$958$946
Stuyvesant$933$1,000*$1,060
Taghkanic$925$938$895
Columbia Villages
Chatham$755$907$816
Kinderhook$923$1,143$860
Philmont$737$881$773*
Valatie$786$865$716
Dutchess Cities
Beacon$968$1,039$1,069
Poughkeepsie$895$1,028$1,095
Dutchess Towns
Amenia$893$994$1,060
Beekman$1,264$1,171$1,259*
Clinton$1,101$1,516$1,218
Dover$955$895$924
East Fishkill$1,015$1,232*$1,204
Fishkill$1,196$1,480$1,503
Hyde Park$1,015$1,116$1,078
La Grange$1,279$1,163$1,401
Milan$993$1,203$1,283
North East$996$1,182$1,057*
Pawling$1,049$1,146$1,081
Pine Plains$934$1,079$1,159*
Pleasant Valley$1,099$1,323$1,328
Poughkeepsie$1,096$1,210$1,158
Red Hook$915$950$1,157
Rhinebeck$1,051$1,130$1,174
Stanford$1,017$1,187*$978**
Union Vale$1,252$1,423$1,128
Wappinger$1,174$1,223$1,321
Washington$1,033$1,171$1,161
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill$1,064$1,518$1,576
Millbrook$955$1,147$1,138
Millerton$936$1,100$885
Pawling$939$1,030$876
Red Hook$868$918$970
Rhinebeck$1,049$1,182$1,212
Tivoli$1,030$1,355$1,355
Wappingers Falls$1,009$1,148$1,327
Greene Towns
Ashland$809$1,035$844
Athens$815$966$924
Cairo$675$850$952
Catskill$752$966$853
Coxsackie$727$743*$814*
Durham$689$740$793
Greenville$767$896**$975
Halcott$855$1,201$636***
Hunter$752$887**$880
Jewett$856$744$850*
Lexington$747$865**$850***
New Baltimore$978$923**$1,063***
Prattsville$564$461***$596**
Windham$731$865$758
Greene Villages
Athens$764$961$777
Catskill$744$893$740
Coxsackie$699$628$722*
Hunter$643$694**$814*
Tannersville$747$979**$927
Orange Cities
Middletown$1,006$1,191$1,126
Newburgh$903$1,070$1,118
Port Jervis$911$994$960
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove$1,083$1,140$1,028
Chester$1,192$1,376$1,435
Cornwall$1,061$1,274$1,353
Crawford$1,027$1,009*$975*
Deerpark$1,000$1,133$1,063
Goshen$1,256$1,262$1,236
Greenville$1,202$2,136$1,188***
Hamptonburgh$971$2,136$1,571***
Highlands$1,098$1,496$1,436
Minisink$1,026$1,361***$1,227*
Monroe$1,206$1,303$1,228
Montgomery$1,076$1,141$1,172
Mount Hope$1,071$1,231**$1,317**
New Windsor$1,073$1,225$1,223
Newburgh$1,236$1,394$1,438
Tuxedo$1,334$1,243$1,695
Wallkill$1,093$1,180$1,227
Warwick$1,093$1,214$1,107
Wawayanda$1,098$1,153*$1,424
Woodbury$1,252$1,674$1,547
Orange Villages
Chester$1,215$1,314$1,329
Cornwall-on-Hudson$1,051$1,372$1,324
Florida$1,365$1,238$1,299*
Goshen$1,333$1,283$1,277
Greenwood Lake$987$1,195$1,148***
Harriman$1,365$1,412$1,456
Highland Falls$1,027$1,105$1,168
Kiryas Joel$1,149$1,270$1,111
Maybrook$1,083$1,137$1,057
Monroe$1,067$1,345*$1,535
Montgomery$1,103$1,162$1,175
Otisville$1,064$888*$939
South Blooming Grove$1,182$1,234
Tuxedo Park$1,373$1,154$1,375*
Unionville$750$692***$1,125
Walden$1,017$953$1,149
Warwick$1,055$1,016$969
Washingtonville$1,096$919$910
Woodbury$1,619*$1,453*
Putnam Towns
Carmel$1,334$1,342$1,292
Kent$1,361$1,309$1,499
Patterson$1,377$1,442$1,197
Philipstown$1,159$1,466$1,475
Putnam Valley$1,282$1,320$1,553*
Southeast$1,387$1,367$1,330
Putnam Villages
Brewster$1,251$1,260$1,173
Cold Spring$1,115$861***$1,372
Nelsonville$1,265$1,601*$1,539
Sullivan Towns
Bethel$818$1,044$790*
Callicoon$728$834$811
Cochecton$840$836$884
Delaware$727$868$855
Fallsburg$837$915$791
Forestburgh$1,006$1,112$1,125*
Fremont$772$774*$690
Highland$767$917$1,090
Liberty$744$802$773
Lumberland$765$1,166**$855
Mamakating$1,030$1,040$1,108
Neversink$980$1,033$927*
Rockland$746$821$1,048*
Thompson$792$818$885
Tusten$815$922$655
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg$742$1,029*$855
Jeffersonville$658$716$793
Liberty$674$770$742
Monticello$756$791$876
Woodridge$672$714*$701
Wurtsboro$1,111$948$940
Ulster Cities
Kingston$847$1,014$1,034
Ulster Towns
Denning$1,067$837$1,143
Esopus$992$1,038$1,156
Gardiner$1,014$1,181$1,192
Hardenburgh$920$1,379**$763***
Hurley$983$1,250$1,184
Kingston$902$1,322$1,139*
Lloyd$962$1,059$1,152
Marbletown$1,015$1,178$1,181*
Marlborough$955$1,169$962
New Paltz$920$1,234$1,217
Olive$884$935$902
Plattekill$981$1,041$925
Rochester$903$1,045$934*
Rosendale$977$1,272$1,100
Saugerties$858$1,025$1,057
Shandaken$843$763$1,059*
Shawangunk$1,043$1,084$967
Ulster$970$1,063$1,020
Wawarsing$874$1,010$871
Woodstock$1,108$996$1,189*
Ulster Villages
Ellenville$808$982$803*
New Paltz$943$1,321$1,212
Saugerties$817$931$969

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures in 2017 dollars. Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey.




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 Decreasing
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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