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Clinton County, NY&

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0.22% decline
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Median Household Income
1.15% growth
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0.39% growth
Median Property Value
2.66% growth


The economy of Clinton County, NY employs 35,661 people. The economy of Clinton County, NY is specialized in Public Admin.; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 2.15; 1.85; and 1.28 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Clinton County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,286), Retail trade (4,697), and Manufacturing (4,275), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,667), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($41,250), and Educational Services ($40,163).

Median household income in Clinton County, NY is $50,502. Males in Clinton County, NY have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,831. The income inequality of Clinton County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Clinton County, NY. In Clinton County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 69 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,127. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Clinton County, NY is home to a population of 81,505 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Clinton County, NY is composed of 73,464 White residents (90.1%), 3,291 Black residents (4.04%), 2,233 Hispanic residents (2.74%), 1,098 Asian residents (1.35%), and 1,064 Two+ residents (1.31%). The most common foreign languages in Clinton County, NY are Spanish (1,491 speakers), French (1,032 speakers), and Chinese (384 speakers), but compared to other places, Clinton County, NY has a relative high number of French (1,032 speakers), Other Slavic (157 speakers), and Yiddish (74 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Clinton County, NY awarded 2,233 degrees. The student population of Clinton County, NY is skewed towards females, with 900 male students and 1,333 female students. Most students in Clinton County, NY are White (1,684 and 75.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (153 and 6.85%), Unknown (126 and 5.64%), and Black or African American (95 and 4.25%). The largest universities in Clinton County, NY by number of graduates are SUNY College at Plattsburgh (1,854 and 83%), Clinton Community College (328 and 14.7%), and Clinton Essex Warren Washington BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (41 and 1.84%). The most popular majors in Clinton County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (165 and 7.39%), General Psychology (112 and 5.02%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (110 and 4.93%). The median tuition costs in Clinton County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,820 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clinton County, NY is $127,500, which is 0.62 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $124,200 to $127,500, a 2.66% increase. The homeownership rate of Clinton County, NY is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Clinton County, NY have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clinton County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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