Orange County, NY

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2020 Population
382,077
0.524% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.1
0.27% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.4%
2.31% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$80,816
1.09% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$278,400
2.65% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
176,196
0.654% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Orange County, NY had a population of 382k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $80,816. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Orange County, NY grew from 380,085 to 382,077, a 0.524% increase and its median household income grew from $79,944 to $80,816, a 1.09% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orange County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.1%), White (Hispanic) (9.41%), Other (Hispanic) (7.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.21%).

None of the households in Orange County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.1% of the residents in Orange County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange County, NY are United States Military Academy (1,176 degrees awarded in 2020), Orange County Community College (825 degrees), and Mount Saint Mary College (560 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Orange County, NY was $278,400, and the homeownership rate was 67.8%.

Most people in Orange County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Orange County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Orange County, NY is home to a population of 382k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 11.5% of Orange County, NY residents were born outside of the country (44.1k people).

In 2020, there were 6.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (241k people) in Orange County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 35.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.1%
2020 Citizenship
95.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.1% of Orange County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Orange County, NY was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orange County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    241k ± 519
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    38.5k ± 937
  3. White (Hispanic)
    35.9k ± 2.13k
21%
Hispanic Population
80.3k people

In 2020, there were 6.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (241k people) in Orange County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 35.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21% of the people in Orange County, NY are hispanic (80.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Orange County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.5%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
44.1k people
10.8%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
41k people

As of 2020, 11.5% of Orange County, NY residents (44.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orange County, NY was 10.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,663 ± 488
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,296 ± 433
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,502 ± 431

Orange County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Orange County, NY employs 176k people. The largest industries in Orange County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,656 people), Retail Trade (22,707 people), and Educational Services (21,402 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($125,921), Utilities ($94,612), and Public Administration ($77,254).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

176k
2020 Value
± 3,200
−0.654%
1 Year decline
± 2.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Orange County, NY declined at a rate of −0.654%, from 177k employees to 176k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orange County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (20,691 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,193 people), and Management Occupations (17,231 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orange County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

176k
2020 Value
± 3,200
−0.654%
1 Year decline
± 2.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Orange County, NY declined at a rate of −0.654%, from 177k employees to 176k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orange County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (26,656 people), Retail Trade (22,707 people), and Educational Services (21,402 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,547
Median earning men ± $1,280
$37,138
Median earning women ± $1,241

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($87,943), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,405), and Information ($70,230).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($61,130), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,693), and Information ($45,658).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,640
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,079
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,962
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.23M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.62M
    Manufacturing
  3. $828k
    Wholesale Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

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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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

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. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Orange County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 49% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.9%), followed by Other (1.29%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Orange County, NY awarded 3,209 degrees. The student population of Orange County, NY in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 8,684 male students and 6,568 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange County, NY are White (2,096 and 65.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (494 and 15.5%), Black or African American (255 and 7.98%), and Asian (143 and 4.47%).

The largest universities in Orange County, NY by number of degrees awarded are United States Military Academy (1,176 and 36.6%), Orange County Community College (825 and 25.7%), and Mount Saint Mary College (560 and 17.5%).

The most popular majors in Orange County, NY are Registered Nursing (248 and 7.73%), General Business Administration & Management (225 and 7.01%), and Humanistic Studies (194 and 6.05%).

The median tuition cost in Orange County, NY for private four year colleges is $12,500.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Orange County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 20%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 44.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 15,252 (56.9% men and 43.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 15,252 students enrolled in Orange County, NY, 56.9% men and 43.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,497 records, of which 36.4% were women and 63.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 160 degree-majors awarded
  2. 123 degree-majors awarded
  3. 77 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orange County, NY was Registered Nursing with 160 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,176 degrees awarded
  2. 825 degrees awarded
  3. 560 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was United States Military Academy with 1,176 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,854 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange County, NY, which is 1.37 times more than the 1,355 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,096 degrees mean that there were 4.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 494 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($12,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($868) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Orange County, NY was $278,400 in 2020, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $271,200 to $278,400, a 2.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Orange County, NY is 67.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Orange County, NY have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Orange County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Orange County, NY is $80,816. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Orange County, NY was Census Tract 145.02 with a value of $152,883, followed by Census Tract 131 and Census Tract 143.02, with respective values of $131,375 and $128,661.

In 2021, 21.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Orange County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.0749%.

Property

$278,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,019
$88,453
Median Property Taxes
±$1,902

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Orange County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.8%
Homeownership
2020
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.8% of the housing units in Orange County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Orange County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 145.02
  2. Census Tract 131
  3. Census Tract 143.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orange County, NY was Census Tract 145.02 with a value of $152,883, followed by Census Tract 131 and Census Tract 143.02, with respective values of $131,375 and $128,661.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$80,816
Median Household Income
± $1,861
127k
Number of Households
± 2,291

In 2020, the median household income of the 127k households in Orange County, NY grew to $80,816 from the previous year's value of $79,944.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orange County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.86%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.7%)

In 2020, 73.8% of workers in Orange County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.86%) and those who worked at home (6.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

34.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orange County, NY have a longer commute time (34.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 9.46% of the workforce in Orange County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 21.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Orange County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.0749%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orange County, NY (42.4k out of 372k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 18% of the children was living in poverty in Orange County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 245 in Orange County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 19 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

95.2% of the population of Orange County, NY has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York 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 1431 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.85% increase from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1415 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 406 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,431 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, NY

Primary care physicians in Orange County, NY see an average of 1,431 patients per year. This represents a 1.85% increase from the previous year (1,405 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New York across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.83%
Uninsured
52.1%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.41%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orange County, NY grew by 0.655% from 4.8% to 4.83%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 32.6 in Orange County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.7% in Orange County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.43% in Orange County, NY.

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