Economy
Spending for County Government

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Spending for County Government

What does this measure?

The annual per-capita spending for county government, adjusted for inflation.

Why is this important?

Government provides critical services to communities, but the cost to taxpayers can be burdensome and can hinder efforts to attract and retain business.

How is the region performing?

Per-capita spending by county governments in the Mid-Hudson Valley was $2,330 in 2022. Per-capita county government spending in the region increased 24% from 2010 to 2022, with a 9.4% increase from 2021.

Sullivan had the highest per-capita spending among the counties in the region in 2022, at $3,320 followed by Columbia at $2,630 and Greene at $2,620. Since 2010, Dutchess and Putnam counties had the largest percentage increase in per-capita spending, at 45%, followed by Greene at 40%. Orange County had the lowest rate of spending increase, at 8%.

Notes about the data

Data are presented in constant 2022 dollars. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Spending for County Government
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Region$1,267$1,345$1,365$1,473$1,496$1,564$1,587$1,771$1,822$1,843$1,886$1,927$1,962$1,983$1,929$1,977$2,055$2,106$2,153$2,207$2,121$2,130$2,331
Columbia$1,410$1,323$1,433$1,558$1,599$1,790$1,652$1,943$2,021$2,011$2,210$2,307$2,333$2,521$2,462$2,496$2,587$2,322$2,380$2,570$2,464$2,513$2,631
Dutchess$1,038$1,084$1,133$1,186$1,211$1,329$1,317$1,469$1,531$1,481$1,542$1,519$1,555$1,540$1,535$1,583$1,670$1,697$1,830$1,931$1,873$1,932$2,239
Greene$1,260$1,425$1,542$1,700$1,558$1,580$1,743$1,781$1,927$2,066$1,879$2,362$2,142$2,254$2,046$2,066$2,050$2,190$2,229$2,478$2,893$2,415$2,622
Orange$1,296$1,337$1,379$1,418$1,491$1,549$1,595$1,985$1,971$2,024$2,082$2,134$2,159$2,295$2,144$2,216$2,256$2,328$2,318$2,334$2,229$2,230$2,251
Putnam$1,047$933$1,078$1,371$1,248$1,314$1,415$1,368$1,355$1,448$1,393$1,394$1,507$1,427$1,509$1,494$1,557$1,576$1,603$1,652$1,729$1,802$2,015
Sullivan$2,102$2,226$2,151$2,285$2,329$2,333$2,322$2,428$2,464$2,521$2,666$2,579$2,701$2,592$2,781$2,810$3,173$3,654$3,527$3,376$2,947$2,888$3,320
Ulster$1,295$1,622$1,472$1,669$1,697$1,701$1,722$1,702$1,875$1,871$1,876$1,937$1,983$1,857$1,785$1,844$1,888$1,856$1,960$2,007$1,820$1,876$2,220
NYS (excluding NYC)$1,432$1,522$1,547$1,598$1,677$1,718$1,791$1,952$2,066$2,066$2,079$2,095$2,120$2,118$2,156$2,178$2,220$2,251$2,292$2,352$2,360$2,470$2,654

Source: New York State Office of the State Comptroller
Notes: Figures are in constant 2022 dollars.




Total County Government Spending
20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
Region1,368,185,4411,470,140,6191,508,487,3641,644,332,8741,684,118,1241,767,833,0801,799,394,6212,013,310,4662,076,327,1002,103,044,2772,154,764,9582,202,133,8872,236,228,4762,257,721,5792,190,027,0362,239,614,3122,325,949,3972,387,489,9262,445,455,6682,509,886,7822,470,516,6522,503,522,5962,734,182,098
Columbia88,941,10183,269,03790,568,56798,648,724101,758,852114,047,507104,799,209123,245,096127,820,088126,758,849139,393,062144,244,533145,691,329156,726,712152,508,202153,360,337157,377,020140,114,814142,316,040152,819,270151,677,222155,885,071161,255,162
Dutchess290,579,562308,620,192325,900,220344,730,546354,767,957391,225,935388,127,806433,906,253453,637,713439,592,446458,789,425452,816,536461,744,401456,129,436453,016,361465,402,536489,375,596498,022,363537,827,433568,179,086554,167,745575,796,246666,291,644
Greene60,485,97068,371,06074,268,11782,331,30475,956,64177,650,97386,282,85488,238,45495,302,195101,989,32192,489,124115,424,599104,060,852108,880,13398,157,79998,366,56297,350,805103,888,789105,619,617116,951,624138,677,922117,100,830126,037,796
Orange442,568,311464,936,123486,611,065508,543,162541,209,770564,707,378585,334,370731,290,870729,742,907753,005,592776,352,391798,466,804806,800,428858,899,009803,796,499832,794,194852,291,926884,067,148885,581,250898,447,822894,446,993902,985,841913,723,800
Putnam100,188,52590,567,762105,939,433135,676,859124,153,576130,831,428140,612,625136,080,996134,891,149144,320,995138,784,533139,117,892150,136,249142,080,313150,083,756148,217,539153,727,800155,824,373158,428,246162,432,925168,888,598176,894,908197,587,674
Sullivan155,309,236165,029,318160,121,662172,388,025177,633,077179,126,741179,312,712189,349,679191,572,173195,739,722206,618,622198,682,312207,823,331199,454,605210,362,262210,263,694237,755,741274,004,383265,950,979254,690,170231,705,632230,154,223264,487,109
Ulster230,112,736289,347,127265,078,300302,014,254308,638,251310,243,118314,925,045311,199,118343,360,875341,637,352342,337,801353,381,211359,971,886335,551,371322,102,157331,209,450338,070,510331,568,055349,732,103356,365,886330,952,540344,705,477404,798,913
NYS (excluding NYC)15,706,151,42816,780,296,43017,114,220,09317,750,633,68618,666,933,03919,107,657,13319,900,816,10921,698,475,06123,019,518,68723,089,172,11623,287,323,36423,515,509,32323,797,872,34023,777,416,63324,181,054,65624,378,229,15524,783,515,64325,105,518,63525,536,415,55726,145,025,30726,895,460,16628,149,935,07030,105,338,998

Source: New York State Office of the State Comptroller
Notes: Figures are in constant 2022 dollars.




INDICATORS TREND | STATE
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect Decreasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate Increasing
Voter Participation Rate Decreasing
Total Population Increasing
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Types Not Applicable
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Spending for County Government Increasing
Tourism Revenue Increasing
Preschoolers Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Per-Student Spending Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Economic Background Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
High School Cohort Dropout Rate Decreasing
High School GED Rate Maintaining
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Increasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Maintaining
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Increasing
Veterans Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Decreasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Increasing
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
Households Receiving SNAP Maintaining
Food Insecurity Decreasing
People Living wth HIV Increasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Increasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Newly Diagnosed Cases of HIV Decreasing
Homeless Persons Decreasing
Cost of Homeownership Maintaining
Cost of Renting Increasing
Violent Crimes Decreasing
Homeownership Rates, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Cost of Rent, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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