Orange County, NY

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Population

382,226

0.795% growth

Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$79,311

8.61% growth

Poverty Rate

12.2%


Number of Employees

176,918

0.326% decline

Median Property Value

$269,100

3.98% growth

About

In 2017, Orange County, NY had a population of 382k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $79,311. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Orange County, NY grew from 379,210 to 382,226, a 0.795% increase and its median household income grew from $73,025 to $79,311, a 8.61% increase.

The population of Orange County, NY is 64% White Alone, 20.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.56% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Orange County, NY speak a non-English language, and 95.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange County, NY are United States Military Academy (991 degrees awarded in 2016), Orange County Community College (851 degrees), and Mount Saint Mary College (630 degrees).

The median property value in Orange County, NY is $269,100, and the homeownership rate is 69.9%. Most people in Orange County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Orange County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Orange County, NY employs 177k people. The largest industries in Orange County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,715 people), Retail Trade (23,898 people), and Educational Services (21,524 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($120,639), Utilities ($90,583), and Public Administration ($66,874).

Median household income in Orange County, NY is $79,311. Males in Orange County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in Orange County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$79,311

2017 value

± $4,104

8.61%

1 Year Growth

± 7.11%

Households in Orange County, NY have a median annual income of $79,311, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,025 in 2016, which represents a 8.61% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in Orange County, NY made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Orange County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orange County, NY is from New York.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 135

  2. Census Tract 118.02

  3. Census Tract 139

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orange County, NY was Census Tract 135 with a value of $130,086, followed by Census Tract 118.02 and Census Tract 139, with respective values of $114,750 and $111,172.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Orange County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orange County, NY (45.1k out of 368k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    29,500 ± 1,095

  2. Hispanic

    11,225 ± 777

  3. Black

    6,975 ± 659

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orange County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

177k

2017 Value

± 6,674

-0.326%

1 Year decline

± 5.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orange County, NY declined at a rate of -0.326%, from 177k employees to 177k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orange County, NY, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,337 people), Registered Nurses (5,704 people), and Other Teachers & Instructors, Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,186 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orange County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Orange County, NY, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,337 people), Registered Nurses (5,704 people), and Other Teachers & Instructors, Education, Training, & Library Occupations (5,186 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Orange County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers (6.06 times higher than expected), Special Education Te (5.15 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other (3.51 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Orange County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($98,845), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($93,728), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($81,336).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

177k

2017 Value

± 6,674

-0.326%

1 Year decline

± 5.44%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Orange County, NY declined at a rate of -0.326%, from 177k employees to 177k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orange County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,715 people), Retail Trade (23,898 people), and Educational Services (21,524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orange County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Orange County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Orange County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (25,715 people), Retail Trade (23,898 people), and Educational Services (21,524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Orange County, NY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.56 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.33 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Orange County, NY, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($120,639), Utilities ($90,583), and Public Administration ($66,874).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.2% of the population of Orange County, NY has health coverage, with 52.3% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Orange County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Orange County, NY see 1368 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.32% increase from the previous year (1324 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1458 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 478 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1368 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Orange County, NY see an average of 1368 patients per year. This represents a 3.32% increase from the previous year (1324 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.82%

Uninsured

52.3%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orange County, NY declined by 11.3% from 5.44% to 4.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Orange County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Orange County, NY is home to a population of 382k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.7% of Orange County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Orange County, NY is composed of 245k White Alone residents (64%), 78.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (20.6%), 36.6k Black or African American Alone residents (9.56%), 9.69k Asian Alone residents (2.54%), 7.32k Two or More Races residents (1.92%), 3.71k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.969%), 1.21k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.317%), and 271 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0709%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Orange County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Orange County, NY was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Orange County, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Orange County, NY residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.7% of Orange County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orange County, NY was 10.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Orange County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 Orange County, NY residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

95.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.2% of Orange County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Orange County, NY was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    245k ± 501

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    78.9k ± 7.04k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    36.6k ± 3.4k

In 2017, there were 3.1 times more White Alone residents (245k people) in Orange County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 78.9k Hispanic or Latino and 36.6k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Orange County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Orange County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Orange County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Orange County, NY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,060 ± 983

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,564 ± 1,113

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,880 ± 715

Orange County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Orange County, NY awarded 2,990 degrees. The student population of Orange County, NY is skewed towards men, with 9,018 male students and 6,880 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange County, NY are White (2,157 and 72.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (379 and 12.8%), Black or African American (179 and 6.03%), and Asian (96 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Orange County, NY by number of degrees awarded are United States Military Academy (991 and 33.1%), Orange County Community College (851 and 28.5%), and Mount Saint Mary College (630 and 21.1%).

The most popular majors in Orange County, NY are Talmudic Studies (418 and 14%), General Business Administration & Management (243 and 8.13%), and Humanistic Studies (236 and 7.89%).

The median tuition costs in Orange County, NY are $11,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 130 degrees awarded

  2. 413 degrees awarded

  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orange County, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 130 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Orange County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 991 degrees awarded

  2. 851 degrees awarded

  3. 630 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Orange County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was United States Military Academy with 991 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,776

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,214

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,776 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange County, NY, which is 1.46 times more than the 1,214 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Orange County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,157 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    379 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    179 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Orange County, NY were to White students. These 2,157 degrees mean that there were 5.69 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 379 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orange County, NY was $269,100 in 2017, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $258,800 to $269,100, a 3.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Orange County, NY is 69.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Orange County, NY have an average commute time of 32.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Orange County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$79,311

Median Household Income

± $4,104

128k

Number of Households

± 5,557

In 2017, the median household income of the 128k households in Orange County, NY grew to $79,311 from the previous year's value of $73,025.

The following chart displays the households in Orange County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$269,100

2017 Median

± $6,990

$258,800

2016 Median

± $5,856

In 2017, the median property value in Orange County, NY grew to to $269,100 from the previous year's value of $258,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Orange County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Orange County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Orange County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Orange County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.9%

2017 Homeownership

63.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.9% of the housing units in Orange County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Orange County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Orange County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orange County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

32.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orange County, NY have a longer commute time (32.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 9.92% of the workforce in Orange County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.93%

  3. Public Transit

    5.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Orange County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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