Steuben County, NY

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Population

97,539

0.624% decline

Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$50,157

2.73% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

43,232

0.0231% growth

Median Property Value

$95,300

1.06% growth

About

In 2017, Steuben County, NY had a population of 97.5k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $50,157. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Steuben County, NY declined from 98,151 to 97,539, a -0.624% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,823 to $50,157, a 2.73% increase.

The population of Steuben County, NY is 93.8% White Alone, 1.59% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.59% Black or African American Alone. 5.01% of the people in Steuben County, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Steuben County, NY are Corning Community College (677 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Steuben County, NY is $95,300, and the homeownership rate is 71.8%. Most people in Steuben County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Steuben County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Steuben County, NY employs 43.2k people. The largest industries in Steuben County, NY are Manufacturing (8,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,128 people), and Educational Services (4,898 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,109), Manufacturing ($50,269), and Utilities ($49,707).

Median household income in Steuben County, NY is $50,157. Males in Steuben 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 Steuben County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,157

2017 value

± $1,301

2.73%

1 Year Growth

± 3.53%

Households in Steuben County, NY have a median annual income of $50,157, 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 $48,823 in 2016, which represents a 2.73% 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 Steuben 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 Steuben 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 Steuben 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Steuben 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 9623

  2. Census Tract 9629

  3. Census Tract 9626

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Steuben County, NY was Census Tract 9623 with a value of $66,280, followed by Census Tract 9629 and Census Tract 9626, with respective values of $62,257 and $56,875.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Steuben 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

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Steuben County, NY (13.9k out of 95.8k 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 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

    12,938 ± 578

  2. Two Or More

    438 ± 111

  3. Hispanic

    429 ± 142

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

43.2k

2017 Value

± 1,026

0.0231%

1 Year growth

± 3.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Steuben County, NY grew at a rate of 0.0231%, from 43.2k employees to 43.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Steuben County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,910 people), Management Occupations (3,975 people), and Production Occupations (3,879 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Steuben County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Steuben County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,910 people), Management Occupations (3,975 people), and Production Occupations (3,879 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Steuben County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.79 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.6 times), and Production Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Steuben County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,415), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($67,563), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,356).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43.2k

2017 Value

± 1,026

0.0231%

1 Year growth

± 3.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Steuben County, NY grew at a rate of 0.0231%, from 43.2k employees to 43.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Steuben County, NY, are Manufacturing (8,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,128 people), and Educational Services (4,898 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Steuben County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Steuben 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 Steuben County, NY, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,075 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,128 people), and Educational Services (4,898 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Steuben County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.18 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.84 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Steuben County, NY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,109), Manufacturing ($50,269), and Utilities ($49,707).

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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

92.8% of the population of Steuben County, NY has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 2.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Steuben County, NY see 1655 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.6% increase from the previous year (1613 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2551 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 621 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

1,655 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Steuben County, NY see an average of 1,655 patients per year. This represents a 2.6% increase from the previous year (1,613 patients).

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

7.23%

Uninsured

46.7%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

2.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Steuben County, NY declined by 9.94% from 8.03% to 7.23%.

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

Steuben County, NY is home to a population of 97.5k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.77% of Steuben County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Steuben County, NY is composed of 91.5k White Alone residents (93.8%), 1.55k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.59%), 1.55k Black or African American Alone residents (1.59%), 1.46k Asian Alone residents (1.5%), 1.25k Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 122 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.125%), 91 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0933%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0082%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Steuben County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,114 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (983 speakers), and German (428 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Steuben County, NY was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Steuben County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Steuben County, NY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.77% of Steuben 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 Steuben County, NY was 2.34%, 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 Steuben County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 Steuben County, NY residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Steuben County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Steuben County, NY was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    91.5k ± 39

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.55k ± 211

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.55k ± 158

In 2017, there were 59 times more White Alone residents (91.5k people) in Steuben County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k Hispanic or Latino and 1.55k 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 Steuben County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,114 speakers (1.2%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    983 speakers (1.06%)

  3. German

    428 speakers (0.46%)

5.01% of Steuben 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 Steuben County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.2% of the overall population of Steuben County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.06% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.46% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,016 ± 187

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,099 ± 178

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    988 ± 180

Steuben 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 Steuben County, NY awarded 677 degrees. The student population of Steuben County, NY is skewed towards women, with 1,623 male students and 2,288 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Steuben County, NY are White (584 and 86.5%), followed by Black or African American (29 and 4.3%), Two or More Races (20 and 2.96%), and Hispanic or Latino (17 and 2.52%).

The largest universities in Steuben County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Corning Community College (677 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Steuben County, NY are Humanistic Studies (189 and 27.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (107 and 15.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (83 and 12.3%).

The median tuition costs in Steuben County, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 189 degrees awarded

  2. 107 degrees awarded

  3. 83 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Steuben County, NY was Humanistic Studies with 189 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

677 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Steuben County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Corning Community College with 677 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

270

Degrees Awarded to Men

407

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 270 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Steuben County, NY, which is 0.663 times less than the 407 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    584 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    29 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Steuben County, NY were to White students. These 584 degrees mean that there were 20.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Steuben County, NY was $95,300 in 2017, which is 0.438 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,300 to $95,300, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Steuben County, NY is 71.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Steuben County, NY have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Steuben 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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$50,157

Median Household Income

± $1,301

40.4k

Number of Households

± 955

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.4k households in Steuben County, NY grew to $50,157 from the previous year's value of $48,823.

The following chart displays the households in Steuben 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

$95,300

2017 Median

± $1,814

$94,300

2016 Median

± $1,721

In 2017, the median property value in Steuben County, NY grew to to $95,300 from the previous year's value of $94,300.

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

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Rent vs Own

71.8%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.8% of the housing units in Steuben County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

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

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Steuben County, NY have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Steuben County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Walked

    4.26%

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

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