Housing
Rent as Percentage of Household Income

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Rent as Percentage of Household Income

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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 2014-18, greater than the national figure of 32% and the statewide (excluding NYC) figure of 29%. All counties in the region had proportions that exceed the federal guideline for affordability, with Greene at 43%, Ulster at 38%, Orange at 36%, and Dutchess at 34%. In the region, the percent of household income going to rent rose 2 points from 2009-13 to 2014-18. 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 towns of Hurley at 75% and Ghent at 62%, the villages of Bloomingburg, Catskill, and Kiryas Joel (59%, 57% and 55% respectively). The towns of Bethel and Lumberland shared the lowest proportions of income that went to rent for Mid-Hudson Valley residents (15%). 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
20002009-132014-18
Region32%34%
Columbia County25%31%32%
Dutchess County27%35%34%
Greene County27%34%43%
Orange County27%38%36%
Putnam County26%38%32%
Sullivan County29%35%30%
Ulster County29%37%38%
NYS (excluding NYC)28%29%
U.S.26%33%32%
Columbia Cities
Hudson29%38%31%
Columbia Towns
Ancram25%32%31%
Austerlitz21%19%33%*
Canaan22%25%49%*
Chatham21%26%28%
Claverack27%27%47%
Clermont25%22%28%
Copake26%36%21%*
Gallatin27%39%34%
Germantown27%30%***38%
Ghent23%38%62%
Greenport32%23%***36%
Hillsdale24%23%*33%
Kinderhook24%30%*27%
Livingston21%25%19%
New Lebanon24%32%30%
Stockport25%23%26%
Stuyvesant28%25%25%
Taghkanic31%32%N/A
Columbia Villages
Chatham24%37%39%
Kinderhook27%38%22%*
Philmont28%39%31%
Valatie28%31%34%
Dutchess Cities
Beacon28%44%36%
Poughkeepsie35%49%42%
Dutchess Towns
Amenia26%22%31%
Beekman27%29%19%*
Clinton21%40%35%
Dover24%27%27%
East Fishkill22%25%37%
Fishkill25%28%30%
Hyde Park26%35%33%
La Grange26%45%24%*
Milan25%27%41%*
North East28%28%34%
Pawling21%28%24%
Pine Plains24%41%*43%
Pleasant Valley24%27%31%
Poughkeepsie26%38%35%
Red Hook29%30%36%
Rhinebeck27%35%35%
Stanford23%29%*22%*
Union Vale22%36%**25%
Wappinger23%26%30%
Washington26%28%22%
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill33%31%25%
Millbrook31%32%28%
Millerton28%29%32%
Pawling26%33%25%
Red Hook26%42%38%
Rhinebeck29%36%41%
Tivoli31%51%52%*
Wappingers Falls26%31%36%
Greene Towns
Ashland23%53%N/A
Athens25%33%43%
Cairo26%35%41%
Catskill30%37%54%
Coxsackie24%32%39%*
Durham27%27%38%
Greenville23%32%**36%
Halcott34%18%19%
Hunter32%51%*45%*
Jewett24%55%***15%*
Lexington31%34%*N/A***
New Baltimore27%29%*N/A***
Prattsville16%29%***19%*
Windham25%29%38%
Greene Villages
Athens26%34%40%
Catskill37%37%57%
Coxsackie26%26%36%**
Hunter29%37%***37%
Tannersville34%39%*30%
Orange Cities
Middletown32%38%41%
Newburgh31%46%42%
Port Jervis31%51%49%
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove27%26%29%
Chester20%26%45%
Cornwall26%30%31%
Crawford25%33%**33%
Deerpark28%35%42%
Goshen31%28%32%
Greenville26%35%N/A***
Hamptonburgh23%38%70%***
Highlands18%24%24%
Minisink22%22%***32%
Monroe37%62%33%
Montgomery24%33%31%
Mount Hope26%52%*32%*
New Windsor23%31%36%
Newburgh23%33%35%
Tuxedo21%21%48%
Wallkill23%33%33%
Warwick27%35%29%
Wawayanda26%45%52%
Woodbury23%46%19%
Orange Villages
Chester21%29%48%
Cornwall-on-Hudson21%29%18%*
Florida39%26%27%
Goshen32%38%34%
Greenwood Lake24%33%N/A**
Harriman23%30%29%
Highland Falls26%26%23%
Kiryas Joel68%85%55%
Maybrook24%34%32%
Monroe22%24%41%
Montgomery22%34%41%
Otisville25%39%***24%
South Blooming Grove36%45%*
Tuxedo Park22%20%19%
Unionville19%44%***N/A
Walden35%51%23%
Warwick39%43%31%
Washingtonville27%32%40%
Woodbury47%*18%
Putnam Towns
Carmel29%44%38%
Kent25%37%29%*
Patterson27%53%24%
Philipstown20%40%29%
Putnam Valley28%25%36%
Southeast27%31%35%
Putnam Villages
Brewster27%31%35%
Cold Spring23%48%*38%
Nelsonville22%17%41%
Sullivan Towns
Bethel24%19%15%
Callicoon24%25%24%
Cochecton25%36%26%
Delaware25%19%26%**
Fallsburg30%31%33%
Forestburgh26%40%27%*
Fremont28%22%*45%
Highland20%32%35%
Liberty30%40%35%
Lumberland28%45%***15%
Mamakating32%27%28%
Neversink30%28%29%*
Rockland31%49%27%
Thompson32%44%37%
Tusten29%22%23%
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg25%48%59%
Jeffersonville17%38%25%
Liberty33%39%37%
Monticello36%47%48%
Woodridge35%36%38%*
Wurtsboro44%39%37%
Ulster Cities
Kingston30%39%38%
Ulster Towns
Denning24%23%19%*
Esopus32%29%29%
Gardiner27%30%31%
Hardenburgh23%N/A***N/A***
Hurley28%38%*75%
Kingston18%33%*22%
Lloyd24%36%38%
Marbletown28%41%24%*
Marlborough24%31%31%
New Paltz38%46%40%
Olive22%36%46%
Plattekill28%33%34%
Rochester25%29%28%
Rosendale25%37%48%
Saugerties28%32%43%
Shandaken33%46%N/A
Shawangunk24%23%49%
Ulster29%41%43%
Wawarsing37%34%39%
Woodstock31%45%35%
Ulster Villages
Ellenville38%45%40%
New Paltz45%47%48%
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
20002009-132014-18
Region$1,120$1,118
Columbia County$834$917$931
Dutchess County$1,066$1,191$1,194
Greene County$766$907$906
Orange County$1,076$1,221$1,223
Putnam County$1,376$1,357$1,387
Sullivan County$821$909$876
Ulster County$944$1,083$1,086
NYS (excluding NYC)$954$978
U.S.$907$974$1,023
Columbia Cities
Hudson$728$844$755
Columbia Towns
Ancram$1,063$1,409$1,255
Austerlitz$954$708$1,055*
Canaan$942$1,274$1,250*
Chatham$900$955$1,068
Claverack$853$940$925
Clermont$966$939$1,099
Copake$903$1,127$891*
Gallatin$1,055$1,138$1,344
Germantown$782$1,075***$854
Ghent$827$957$1,133
Greenport$799$638***$940
Hillsdale$978$992*$1,022
Kinderhook$871$893*$880
Livingston$888$984$970
New Lebanon$918$921$946
Stockport$835$1,025$975
Stuyvesant$956$1,021$1,123
Taghkanic$948$930$983
Columbia Villages
Chatham$773$921$948
Kinderhook$945$1,168$850*
Philmont$755$793$850
Valatie$805$853$704
Dutchess Cities
Beacon$992$1,061$1,174
Poughkeepsie$916$1,062$1,096
Dutchess Towns
Amenia$915$1,030$1,031
Beekman$1,295$1,265$1,247*
Clinton$1,127$1,497$1,220
Dover$978$1,000$905
East Fishkill$1,040$1,347$1,166
Fishkill$1,225$1,497$1,487
Hyde Park$1,040$1,118$1,113
La Grange$1,310$1,173$1,475*
Milan$1,017$1,221$1,250*
North East$1,020$1,188$1,151
Pawling$1,075$1,251$1,128
Pine Plains$957$1,173*$1,135
Pleasant Valley$1,126$1,339$1,362
Poughkeepsie$1,123$1,234$1,196
Red Hook$938$1,034$1,215
Rhinebeck$1,076$1,132$1,306
Stanford$1,042$1,180*$1,061*
Union Vale$1,283$1,506**$1,069
Wappinger$1,203$1,239$1,336
Washington$1,058$1,208$1,138
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill$1,090$1,569$1,616
Millbrook$978$1,185$1,123
Millerton$959$1,068$958
Pawling$962$1,074$861
Red Hook$889$944$998
Rhinebeck$1,075$1,156$1,324
Tivoli$1,055$1,380$1,276*
Wappingers Falls$1,034$1,156$1,326
Greene Towns
Ashland$829$1,158$892
Athens$835$956$967
Cairo$692$911$921
Catskill$770$995$921
Coxsackie$745$776$903*
Durham$705$736$804
Greenville$785$787**$993
Halcott$876$1,138$617
Hunter$770$876*$815*
Jewett$877$748***$918*
Lexington$766$957*N/A***
New Baltimore$1,002$805*$737***
Prattsville$577$374***$485*
Windham$749$816$733
Greene Villages
Athens$782$914$834
Catskill$763$963$863
Coxsackie$716$738$760**
Hunter$659$674***$832
Tannersville$766$950*$901
Orange Cities
Middletown$1,031$1,198$1,162
Newburgh$925$1,093$1,107
Port Jervis$933$980$972
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove$1,109$1,119$1,152
Chester$1,221$1,365$1,505
Cornwall$1,087$1,327$1,398
Crawford$1,052$1,133**$1,264
Deerpark$1,025$1,170$1,109
Goshen$1,287$1,248$1,240
Greenville$1,231$2,157N/A***
Hamptonburgh$995$2,157$1,179***
Highlands$1,124$1,438$1,879
Minisink$1,051$1,462***$1,302
Monroe$1,236$1,316$1,589
Montgomery$1,102$1,088$1,209
Mount Hope$1,097$1,337*$1,507*
New Windsor$1,099$1,279$1,264
Newburgh$1,266$1,452$1,575
Tuxedo$1,367$1,518$1,630
Wallkill$1,120$1,221$1,265
Warwick$1,120$1,208$1,116
Wawayanda$1,124$1,415$1,501
Woodbury$1,283$1,756$1,608
Orange Villages
Chester$1,245$1,272$1,444
Cornwall-on-Hudson$1,076$1,347$1,363*
Florida$1,399$1,200$1,462
Goshen$1,366$1,245$1,252
Greenwood Lake$1,011$1,205$963**
Harriman$1,399$1,466$1,560
Highland Falls$1,052$1,115$1,296
Kiryas Joel$1,177$1,247$1,184
Maybrook$1,109$1,121$1,116
Monroe$1,093$1,293$1,587
Montgomery$1,130$1,135$1,261
Otisville$1,090$967***$1,137
South Blooming Grove$1,167$1,292*
Tuxedo Park$1,406$1,249$1,385
Unionville$769$979***$1,228
Walden$1,042$931$1,121
Warwick$1,081$1,050$992
Washingtonville$1,123$957$925
Woodbury$1,766*$1,502
Putnam Towns
Carmel$1,367$1,275$1,340
Kent$1,394$1,325$1,524*
Patterson$1,411$1,317$1,247
Philipstown$1,188$1,572$1,464
Putnam Valley$1,313$1,323$1,694
Southeast$1,421$1,454$1,414
Putnam Villages
Brewster$1,281$1,305$1,228
Cold Spring$1,142$1,324*$1,362
Nelsonville$1,296$1,617$1,516
Sullivan Towns
Bethel$838$1,091$685
Callicoon$746$806$802
Cochecton$861$867$917
Delaware$745$855$919**
Fallsburg$858$904$772
Forestburgh$1,031$1,143$1,188*
Fremont$791$773*$713
Highland$785$951$1,109
Liberty$763$836$854
Lumberland$784$1,237***$965
Mamakating$1,055$1,048$1,083
Neversink$1,004$1,060$924*
Rockland$764$917$1,083
Thompson$811$834$913
Tusten$835$862$681
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg$760$980$858
Jeffersonville$674$888$788
Liberty$690$764$833
Monticello$775$797$911
Woodridge$689$811$738*
Wurtsboro$1,138$938$955
Ulster Cities
Kingston$868$1,048$1,054
Ulster Towns
Denning$1,093$841$1,344*
Esopus$1,016$1,112$1,175
Gardiner$1,038$1,216$1,196
Hardenburgh$942N/A***N/A***
Hurley$1,007$1,329*$1,200
Kingston$924$1,314*$1,318
Lloyd$986$1,120$1,237
Marbletown$1,040$1,244$1,116*
Marlborough$978$1,125$997
New Paltz$942$1,191$1,310
Olive$906$897$991
Plattekill$1,005$1,088$1,013
Rochester$925$1,144$1,071
Rosendale$1,001$1,206$1,106
Saugerties$879$1,024$1,074
Shandaken$864$730$1,081
Shawangunk$1,069$1,069$1,095
Ulster$993$1,050$1,047
Wawarsing$895$1,046$867
Woodstock$1,135$1,146$1,016
Ulster Villages
Ellenville$827$1,026$865
New Paltz$966$1,256$1,309
Saugerties$837$967$1,022

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 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 Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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