Fulton County, NY

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Population

53,955

0.63% decline

Median Age

43.4


Median Household Income

$48,033

4.22% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Number of Employees

24,239

0.0619% growth

Median Property Value

$107,600

0.646% decline

About

In 2017, Fulton County, NY had a population of 54k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $48,033. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fulton County, NY declined from 54,297 to 53,955, a -0.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,090 to $48,033, a 4.22% increase.

The population of Fulton County, NY is 93.2% White Alone, 2.83% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.81% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Fulton County, NY speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Fulton County, NY is $107,600, and the homeownership rate is 71.4%. Most people in Fulton County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Fulton County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fulton County, NY employs 24.2k people. The largest industries in Fulton County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,350 people), Retail Trade (3,717 people), and Manufacturing (2,992 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,991), Public Administration ($53,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,978).

Median household income in Fulton County, NY is $48,033. Males in Fulton 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 Fulton County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,033

2017 value

± $2,240

4.22%

1 Year Growth

± 5.94%

Households in Fulton County, NY have a median annual income of $48,033, 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 $46,090 in 2016, which represents a 4.22% 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 Fulton 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 9715

  2. Census Tract 9714

  3. Census Tract 9701

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fulton County, NY was Census Tract 9715 with a value of $59,024, followed by Census Tract 9714 and Census Tract 9701, with respective values of $58,298 and $57,269.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fulton County, NY (8.46k out of 52.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    7,788 ± 564

  2. Hispanic

    441 ± 158

  3. Two Or More

    269 ± 150

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fulton County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

24.2k

2017 Value

± 963

0.0619%

1 Year growth

± 5.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulton County, NY grew at a rate of 0.0619%, from 24.2k employees to 24.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fulton County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,190 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,459 people), and Management Occupations (1,848 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fulton County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fulton County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,190 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,459 people), and Management Occupations (1,848 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.72 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.65 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.41 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fulton County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($71,875), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,409), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.2k

2017 Value

± 963

0.0619%

1 Year growth

± 5.61%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fulton County, NY grew at a rate of 0.0619%, from 24.2k employees to 24.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fulton County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,350 people), Retail Trade (3,717 people), and Manufacturing (2,992 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fulton County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Fulton 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 Fulton County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,350 people), Retail Trade (3,717 people), and Manufacturing (2,992 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fulton County, NY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.35 times higher than expected), Retail Trade (1.34 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fulton County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,991), Public Administration ($53,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,978).

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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

92.8% of the population of Fulton County, NY has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, NY see 1928 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.35% decrease from the previous year (2081 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3589 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 854 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

1,928 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fulton County, NY see an average of 1,928 patients per year. This represents a 7.35% decrease from the previous year (2,081 patients).

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

7.16%

Uninsured

44.4%

Employer Coverage

21.4%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fulton County, NY declined by 16.4% from 8.56% to 7.16%.

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

Fulton County, NY is home to a population of 54k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.05% of Fulton County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.11k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fulton County, NY is composed of 50.3k White Alone residents (93.2%), 1.53k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.83%), 974 Black or African American Alone residents (1.81%), 692 Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 388 Asian Alone residents (0.719%), 86 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.159%), 14 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0259%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fulton County, NY was 43.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Fulton County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Fulton County, NY residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.11k people

1.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.01k people

As of 2017, 2.05% of Fulton County, NY residents (1.11k 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 Fulton County, NY was 1.87%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Fulton County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fulton County, NY was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.3k ± 27

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.53k ± 283

  3. Black or African American Alone

    974 ± 184

In 2017, there were 32.9 times more White Alone residents (50.3k people) in Fulton County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.53k Hispanic or Latino and 974 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 Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Fulton 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

    1,286 ± 190

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    537 ± 141

  3. Korea

    377 ± 92

Fulton County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fulton County, NY was $107,600 in 2017, which is 0.494 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $108,300 to $107,600, a 0.646% decrease. The homeownership rate in Fulton County, NY is 71.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fulton County, NY have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fulton 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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$48,033

Median Household Income

± $2,240

22.5k

Number of Households

± 911

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.5k households in Fulton County, NY grew to $48,033 from the previous year's value of $46,090.

The following chart displays the households in Fulton 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

$107,600

2017 Median

± $4,810

$108,300

2016 Median

± $3,860

In 2017, the median property value in Fulton County, NY declined from to $107,600 from the previous year's value of $108,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fulton 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 Fulton 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 Fulton County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fulton County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.4%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.4% of the housing units in Fulton County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fulton County, NY have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.36% of the workforce in Fulton County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.2%

  2. Carpooled

    9.37%

  3. Walked

    2.74%

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

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