Broome County, NY

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Population

196,124

0.637% decline

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$49,064

2.76% growth

Poverty Rate

17.1%


Number of Employees

87,365

1.38% decline

Median Property Value

$113,100

0.712% growth

About

In 2017, Broome County, NY had a population of 196k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $49,064. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Broome County, NY declined from 197,381 to 196,124, a -0.637% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,744 to $49,064, a 2.76% increase.

The population of Broome County, NY is 84% White Alone, 5.06% Black or African American Alone, and 4.22% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Broome County, NY speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Broome County, NY are SUNY at Binghamton (4,910 degrees awarded in 2016), SUNY Broome Community College (1,259 degrees), and Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Binghamton (62 degrees).

The median property value in Broome County, NY is $113,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.7%. Most people in Broome County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Broome County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Broome County, NY employs 87.4k people. The largest industries in Broome County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,044 people), Educational Services (11,848 people), and Retail Trade (11,200 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,359), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($53,333), and Public Administration ($53,121).

Median household income in Broome County, NY is $49,064. Males in Broome County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Broome County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,064

2017 value

± $1,113

2.76%

1 Year Growth

± 3.12%

Households in Broome County, NY have a median annual income of $49,064, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,744 in 2016, which represents a 2.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 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

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 133.04

  2. Census Tract 121.02

  3. Census Tract 133.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Broome County, NY was Census Tract 133.04 with a value of $80,799, followed by Census Tract 121.02 and Census Tract 133.03, with respective values of $73,399 and $70,000.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Broome County, NY (31.8k out of 186k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    21,802 ± 981

  2. Black

    4,451 ± 453

  3. Hispanic

    2,726 ± 300

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

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

87.4k

2017 Value

± 1,819

-1.38%

1 Year decline

± 3.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Broome County, NY declined at a rate of -1.38%, from 88.6k employees to 87.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Broome County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,841 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,550 people), and Management Occupations (7,187 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Broome County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Broome County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,841 people), Sales & Related Occupations (9,550 people), and Management Occupations (7,187 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Broome County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.4 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.4 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Broome County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,101), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($69,978), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,623).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

87.4k

2017 Value

± 1,819

-1.38%

1 Year decline

± 3.01%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Broome County, NY declined at a rate of -1.38%, from 88.6k employees to 87.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Broome County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,044 people), Educational Services (11,848 people), and Retail Trade (11,200 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Broome County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Broome 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 Broome County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,044 people), Educational Services (11,848 people), and Retail Trade (11,200 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Broome County, NY has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.46 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.45 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Broome County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,359), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($53,333), and Public Administration ($53,121).

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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 ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($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

95.1% of the population of Broome County, NY has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.948% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Broome County, NY see 1213 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.42% increase from the previous year (1196 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1469 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 535 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

1,213 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Broome County, NY see an average of 1,213 patients per year. This represents a 1.42% increase from the previous year (1,196 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Broome 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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

4.94%

Uninsured

48.1%

Employer Coverage

20.8%

Medicaid

13.1%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

0.948%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Broome County, NY declined by 14.4% from 5.78% to 4.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Broome 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

Broome County, NY is home to a population of 196k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.73% of Broome County, NY residents were born outside of the country (13.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Broome County, NY is composed of 165k White Alone residents (84%), 9.93k Black or African American Alone residents (5.06%), 8.27k Asian Alone residents (4.22%), 7.82k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.99%), 4.68k Two or More Races residents (2.38%), 336 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.171%), 197 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.1%), and 53 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.027%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Broome County, NY was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Broome County, NY are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Broome County, NY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.2k people

6.57%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

13k people

As of 2017, 6.73% of Broome County, NY residents (13.2k people) 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 Broome County, NY was 6.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Broome County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Broome County, NY was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    165k ± 68

  2. Black or African American Alone

    9.93k ± 388

  3. Asian Alone

    8.27k ± 305

In 2017, there were 16.6 times more White Alone residents (165k people) in Broome County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.93k Black or African American Alone and 8.27k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Broome 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 Broome County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Broome County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Broome 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

    4,118 ± 289

  2. Korea

    1,503 ± 217

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,134 ± 183

Broome County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Broome County, NY awarded 6,317 degrees. The student population of Broome County, NY is skewed towards women, with 11,604 male students and 11,860 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Broome County, NY are White (3,522 and 65.1%), followed by Asian (574 and 10.6%), Unknown (515 and 9.52%), and Hispanic or Latino (441 and 8.15%).

The largest universities in Broome County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY at Binghamton (4,910 and 77.7%), SUNY Broome Community College (1,259 and 19.9%), and Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Binghamton (62 and 0.981%).

The most popular majors in Broome County, NY are Accounting (449 and 7.11%), General Psychology (312 and 4.94%), and General Studies (311 and 4.92%).

The median tuition costs in Broome County, NY are $15,000 for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $21,550 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 301 degrees awarded

  2. 279 degrees awarded

  3. 219 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Broome County, NY was General Psychology with 301 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,910 degrees awarded

  2. 1,259 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

$6,470

Median In-State Public

$15,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Broome County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY at Binghamton with 4,910 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,971

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,346

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,971 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Broome County, NY, which is 0.888 times less than the 3,346 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,522 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    574 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    515 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Broome County, NY were to White students. These 3,522 degrees mean that there were 6.14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 574 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Broome County, NY was $113,100 in 2017, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,300 to $113,100, a 0.712% increase. The homeownership rate in Broome County, NY is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Broome County, NY have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Broome 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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$49,064

Median Household Income

± $1,113

78.8k

Number of Households

± 1,635

In 2017, the median household income of the 78.8k households in Broome County, NY grew to $49,064 from the previous year's value of $47,744.

The following chart displays the households in Broome 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

$113,100

2017 Median

± $1,759

$112,300

2016 Median

± $1,847

In 2017, the median property value in Broome County, NY grew to to $113,100 from the previous year's value of $112,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Broome 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 Broome County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.7%

2017 Homeownership

65.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.7% of the housing units in Broome County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Broome 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 Broome County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Broome County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Broome County, NY have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Broome County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.36%

  3. Walked

    3.91%

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

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