Greene County, NY

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Population

47,791

0.578% decline

Median Age

45.6


Median Household Income

$53,214

4.31% growth

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Number of Employees

20,009

2.09% growth

Median Property Value

$176,100

0.114% growth

About

In 2017, Greene County, NY had a population of 47.8k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $53,214. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greene County, NY declined from 48,069 to 47,791, a -0.578% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,013 to $53,214, a 4.31% increase.

The population of Greene County, NY is 85.6% White Alone, 6.01% Black or African American Alone, and 5.55% Hispanic or Latino. 8.16% of the people in Greene County, NY speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Greene County, NY is $176,100, and the homeownership rate is 75.8%. Most people in Greene County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Greene County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Greene County, NY employs 20k people. The largest industries in Greene County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,234 people), Retail Trade (2,272 people), and Public Administration (1,917 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,773), Public Administration ($57,476), and Information ($56,875).

Median household income in Greene County, NY is $53,214. Males in Greene 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 Greene County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,214

2017 value

± $2,786

4.31%

1 Year Growth

± 6.49%

Households in Greene County, NY have a median annual income of $53,214, 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 $51,013 in 2016, which represents a 4.31% 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 Greene County, NY made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Greene County, NY by number of full-time 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 Greene County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Greene County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Greene 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 806

  2. Census Tract 801

  3. Census Tract 805.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greene County, NY was Census Tract 806 with a value of $77,232, followed by Census Tract 801 and Census Tract 805.01, with respective values of $71,169 and $55,047.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greene County, NY (5.55k out of 44.7k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    4,733 ± 461

  2. Black

    503 ± 256

  3. Hispanic

    191 ± 152

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Greene 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

20k

2017 Value

± 958

2.09%

1 Year growth

± 6.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greene County, NY grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 19.6k employees to 20k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greene County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,818 people), Management Occupations (1,919 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,558 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greene County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greene County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,818 people), Management Occupations (1,919 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,558 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.76 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.82 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greene County, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,816), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($81,875), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

20k

2017 Value

± 958

2.09%

1 Year growth

± 6.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greene County, NY grew at a rate of 2.09%, from 19.6k employees to 20k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greene County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,234 people), Retail Trade (2,272 people), and Public Administration (1,917 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greene County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Greene 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 Greene County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,234 people), Retail Trade (2,272 people), and Public Administration (1,917 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, NY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.05 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.46 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greene County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,773), Public Administration ($57,476), and Information ($56,875).

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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

94.3% of the population of Greene County, NY has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Greene County, NY see 2646 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.713% decrease from the previous year (2665 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2795 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1320 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

2,646 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Greene County, NY see an average of 2,646 patients per year. This represents a 0.713% decrease from the previous year (2,665 patients).

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

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

5.72%

Uninsured

48.1%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

16.5%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greene County, NY declined by 14.3% from 6.67% to 5.72%.

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

Greene County, NY is home to a population of 47.8k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.06% of Greene County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Greene County, NY is composed of 40.9k White Alone residents (85.6%), 2.87k Black or African American Alone residents (6.01%), 2.65k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.55%), 597 Two or More Races residents (1.25%), 505 Asian Alone residents (1.06%), 138 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.289%), 92 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.193%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0105%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Greene County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,765 speakers), German (451 speakers), and Italian (294 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

59

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greene County, NY was 45.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Greene County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greene County, NY residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.06% of Greene 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 Greene County, NY was 5.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Greene County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Greene County, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Greene County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greene County, NY was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.9k ± 79

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.87k ± 203

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.65k ± 406

In 2017, there were 14.2 times more White Alone residents (40.9k people) in Greene County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.87k Black or African American Alone and 2.65k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,765 speakers (3.83%)

  2. German

    451 speakers (0.977%)

  3. Italian

    294 speakers (0.637%)

8.16% of Greene County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Greene County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.83% of the overall population of Greene County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.977% speak German and 0.637% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,301 ± 206

  2. Korea

    506 ± 128

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    326 ± 124

Greene County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greene County, NY was $176,100 in 2017, which is 0.809 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $175,900 to $176,100, a 0.114% increase. The homeownership rate in Greene County, NY is 75.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greene County, NY have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greene 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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$53,214

Median Household Income

± $2,786

17.1k

Number of Households

± 773

In 2017, the median household income of the 17.1k households in Greene County, NY grew to $53,214 from the previous year's value of $51,013.

The following chart displays the households in Greene 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

$176,100

2017 Median

± $5,663

$175,900

2016 Median

± $5,817

In 2017, the median property value in Greene County, NY grew to to $176,100 from the previous year's value of $175,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Greene 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 Greene County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.8% of the housing units in Greene County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.3%.

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

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greene County, NY have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.9% of the workforce in Greene County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.03%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.34%

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

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