A PORTRAIT OF OUR REGION
A Community Indicator Project for Regional Action

The Mid-Hudson Valley regional profile provides a wealth of information at your fingertips to help inform decision-making and planning in order to drive positive community change for the seven-county region as a whole.

This web tool includes 59 separate indicators that provide insight into the trends of our community over time. Together, the collection of community indicators tells the story about where we are as a community and the direction in which we are heading.

In recent years, this project has expanded to cover additional counties (Columbia, Greene, Putnam and Sullivan) and added indicators, including data on drug-related deaths that show the spike in opioid abuse, living wage estimates and the share of our residents who are foreign-born.


OUR SPONSORS
The Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles project is sponsored by the following organizations:

 


LEADING REGIONAL INDICATORS
Click below to view interactive charts and full data on these featured indicators.
Children and Youth
Children Living in Poverty
16%
 of children
in 2015-19

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Demographics
Change in Total Population
5.3%
 Since 2000
in 2019

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Education
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
88%
  
in 2020

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CREATE A DASHBOARD

For a quick, at-a-glance graphic summary of indicators for key geographies, visit the Dashboard. Select the county or local area of interest and display all indicators with available data, or a subset of your choosing. Use the filter to select as many indicators as you like to create a customized Dashboard.

MID-HUDSON VALLEY REGIONAL OVERVIEW

 

The Mid-Hudson Valley continues to be a strong region of New York State with below average poverty and above average incomes, along with prosperous economic sectors, natural beauty, historic significance and a wealth of tourist attractions.

But as the region works to recover from the multifaceted impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, indicator data reveals areas that will likely pose changes.

The available data for our indicators pre-date the pandemic. But pre-existing challenges such as housing affordability have been exacerbated by job losses and rising home prices.

And the region was unaffordable for many even before COVID-19. Living wage models estimate that in the Mid-Hudson Valley, two working parents with two children need to earn $97,000 a year, more than three times the poverty level (about $25,900) for a family of this type. A single earner with two children to support needs, $89,200 a year, to make a living wage.

The pandemic laid bare the impact of structural racism as Black, Latino and other populations were disproportionately impacted not only by the virus itself but also economic challenges in lower-income sectors. In the Mid-Hudson Valley, about a fifth of Black and Latino children were living in poverty, compared to 14% of white children (pre-pandemic).

An influx of federal aid to families with children and to governments in the region have the potential to dramatically reduce racial disparities. Choices made by local governments in the next few years will be important to charting the Mid-Hudson Valley’s path to recovery and increased equity.

 

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A VIDEO WALK-THROUGH OF THE PROJECT
The new Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles website was presented to an audience of community members and service providers on May 30, 2019. The launch event included a walk-through of the website’s features and an overview of key trends in the updated data and analysis, provided by CGR Principal Erika Rosenberg. Key content from the launch event was captured in this video.
 



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