Tourism Revenue, per Resident

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Tourism Revenue, per Resident

What does this measure?

The amount of money (in 2017 dollars) spent by visitors while in the region. This includes recreation, hotel bookings, fuel purchases, and other visitor expenditures.

Why is this important?

Tourism brings external money into a region's economy, fueling the development of new industry and attractions. The sense that a region is a tourist destination also increases regional pride.

How is the region performing?

Visitors to the Mid-Hudson Valley contributed almost $2.5 billion to the region's economy in 2017, or $2,210 per resident. Statewide (excluding NYC), the figure was $2,100 per resident. The regional rate in 2017 was up 7% from 2007, a pre-recession peak. Revenue fell in 2008 and 2009, but has increased every year since 2010, with the per-resident figure increasing 18% over that period. Among individual counties, Sullivan had the highest per-person revenue from tourism in 2017 at $5,960, followed by Greene at $3,600 and Ulster at $3,300. Putnam, at $640 per-person had the lowest tourism revenue rate in the region.

Notes about the data

The figures are presented per county resident to allow comparisons among counties of different sizes, but the spending is by tourists. New York State data excludes the heavy concentration of tourism in New York City. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the third quarter.

Tourism Revenue, per Resident
Columbia County$1,779$1,916$1,958$1,895$1,774$1,810$1,884$1,973$1,997$2,063$2,194$2,353$2,551
Dutchess County$1,905$1,926$1,962$1,886$1,687$1,707$1,706$1,707$1,706$1,780$1,850$1,970$2,035
Greene County$3,512$3,654$3,437$3,416$3,134$3,165$3,203$3,180$3,236$3,339$3,301$3,405$3,597
Orange County$1,295$1,336$1,343$1,306$1,149$1,159$1,191$1,221$1,221$1,240$1,255$1,276$1,288
Putnam County$686$677$690$680$622$616$598$564$585$595$614$645$638
Sullivan County$4,927$4,561$4,408$4,773$4,586$5,004$4,935$5,050$4,957$5,079$5,344$5,681$5,958
Ulster County$2,675$2,948$3,061$2,933$2,628$2,654$2,708$2,787$2,939$2,944$3,062$3,152$3,272
NYS (excluding NYC)$1,912$1,935$2,026$2,004$1,785$1,830$1,878$1,917$1,922$1,955$1,998$2,046$2,089

Source: NYS Empire State Development
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars.

Total Tourism Revenue
Columbia County$113,382,747$121,539,883$124,167,794$119,869,195$111,806,858$114,154,335$117,844,207$123,253,929$124,247,968$127,919,250$135,059,696$143,545,798$154,626,324
Dutchess County$560,775,069$567,505,083$579,380,349$558,725,944$500,856,607$507,631,835$509,140,730$507,714,338$506,687,471$527,016,531$546,395,409$580,408,198$601,566,649
Greene County$172,588,076$180,926,768$170,239,364$168,990,053$154,709,742$155,789,481$156,478,457$154,536,845$156,400,496$160,229,915$157,286,335$161,791,964$170,762,868
Orange County$472,011,004$490,214,467$494,696,899$483,326,424$427,519,526$432,053,250$446,006,207$456,782,798$457,995,919$466,349,496$473,888,160$484,845,165$492,491,607
Putnam County$68,270,878$67,248,721$68,581,867$67,639,325$62,015,519$61,398,073$59,721,644$56,200,865$58,386,927$59,302,620$61,070,924$63,890,342$63,336,592
Sullivan County$378,289,316$352,243,276$343,799,532$371,158,774$356,099,649$387,940,341$380,547,238$388,939,493$382,025,105$385,260,599$401,545,918$428,147,220$449,713,928
Ulster County$488,087,513$538,978,270$559,638,768$537,206,183$480,055,278$484,452,024$494,318,986$506,388,986$531,938,398$532,084,413$550,939,421$565,965,239$586,986,381
NYS (excluding NYC)$21,255,196,113$21,497,608,835$22,522,383,438$22,338,544,043$19,948,340,834$20,503,829,888$21,098,101,661$21,553,120,449$21,630,932,970$21,997,566,910$22,448,370,042$22,956,750,691$23,448,035,959

Source: NYS Empire State Development
Notes: Figures are in constant 2017 dollars.

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Tourism Revenue Increasing
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