Financial Stability
Median Household Income

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Median Household Income

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What does this measure?

Median household income, inflated to 2018 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.

Why is this important?

Median household income is a gauge of overall economic health of the region and the financial resources of households.

How is the region performing?

The median household income in the Mid-Hudson Valley was $72,300 in 2014-18, higher than both the state (excluding NYC) and national medians of $68,500 and $60,300, respectively. Median incomes were higher than the region in Putnam ($102,200), Dutchess ($78,000) and Orange counties ($76,700), while Ulster ($63,300), Sullivan ($56,300) and Greene ($53,600) were lower.

When adjusted for inflation, regional median income declined by 4%, or almost $2,800, from 2000 to 2014-18. Most counties in the region had decreases during this period. Putnam declined the most at 6% ($6,800). Columbia and Sullivan were virtually unchanged. The region preformed on par with the state (outside New York City) and slightly better than the nation, which experienced decreases of 5% ($3,000). At the regional level, the vast majority of the decrease occurred between 2000 and 2009-13, and was flat from 2009-13 to 2014-18. Most counties also saw all or most of their decline between 2000 and 2009-13, but the median later rebounded in several counties, with Sullivan up 9% from 2009-13 to 2014-18.

Among local municipalities, median incomes were highest in 2014-18 in the Village of Woodbury ($127,700), the Town of Woodbury ($125,000), La Grange and Village of Monroe (both $110,400). They were lowest in the villages of Monticello ($31,800), Kiryas Joel ($32,000) and Philmont ($39,900) and in the cities of Hudson ($35,200), Newburgh ($37,900) and Poughkeepsie ($42,300).

Notes about the data

Figures for the region were calculated by aggregating county medians based on each county's share of the region's population. Data are presented in 2018 dollars. The multiyear figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined five years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. However, because the information came from a survey, the samples responding to the survey were not always large enough to produce reliable results, especially in small geographic areas. CGR has noted on data tables the estimates with relatively large margins of error. Estimates with three asterisks have the largest margins, plus or minus 50% or more of the estimate. Two asterisks mean plus or minus 35%-50%, and one asterisk means plus or minus 20%-35%. For all estimates, the confidence level is 90%, meaning there is 90% probability the true value (if the whole population were surveyed) would be within the margin of error (or confidence interval). The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter.

Median Household Income
20002010-142015-19
Region$76,398$71,915$75,230
Columbia County$64,321$63,311$66,787
Dutchess County$81,463$78,263$81,219
Greene County$56,001$53,849$53,601
Orange County$79,886$76,452$79,944
Putnam County$110,916$103,956$104,486
Sullivan County$56,775$53,335$57,426
Ulster County$65,297$63,275$64,304
NYS (excluding NYC)$72,918$67,630$71,345
U.S.$64,442$57,757$62,843
Columbia Cities
Hudson$37,257$37,598$39,346
Columbia Towns
Ancram$70,169$67,946$68,125
Austerlitz$78,829$75,144*$69,500
Canaan$79,194$79,344$86,875
Chatham$75,552$81,278$75,444
Claverack$63,910$54,386$59,343
Clermont$72,184$72,256$89,205
Copake$64,852$70,892$83,340
Gallatin$65,148$74,286$70,375
Germantown$64,751$61,785$78,417
Ghent$66,798$73,100$69,079
Greenport$57,383$49,662$55,819
Hillsdale$61,622$79,194*$89,561
Kinderhook$80,724$85,895$77,406
Livingston$56,958$67,804$57,379
New Lebanon$68,756$58,525$69,327
Stockport$64,616$57,709$66,125
Stuyvesant$76,580$76,814$78,170*
Taghkanic$70,289$64,390*$91,964
Columbia Villages
Chatham$59,944$52,236*$49,356*
Kinderhook$88,237$90,191$81,964
Philmont$47,715$44,424$50,472*
Valatie$68,096$61,068*$61,953
Dutchess Cities
Beacon$69,417$68,342$71,193
Poughkeepsie$45,099$42,088$43,794
Dutchess Towns
Amenia$60,202$62,487$54,243*
Beekman$100,682$104,720$98,483
Clinton$101,904$91,643*$107,286
Dover$77,282$73,057$62,656
East Fishkill$120,300$108,820$113,087
Fishkill$80,940$88,339$88,606
Hyde Park$78,063$81,309$76,093
La Grange$114,909$109,262$117,229
Milan$83,619$71,406$80,172
North East$64,510$64,019$66,716
Pawling$94,191$86,963$92,065
Pine Plains$66,178$72,306$60,909
Pleasant Valley$83,753$82,131$84,645
Poughkeepsie$84,902$73,517$86,233
Red Hook$71,665$73,893$85,881
Rhinebeck$80,839$70,964$78,117
Stanford$83,047$75,380$102,386*
Union Vale$108,186$91,207*$95,852
Wappinger$89,125$83,666$82,428
Washington$79,956$81,733$96,685
Dutchess Villages
Fishkill$55,772$57,882$78,750
Millbrook$63,764$63,757*$76,667*
Millerton$55,514$53,186*$64,600
Pawling$71,332$62,470$73,938
Red Hook$57,214$55,307$65,850*
Rhinebeck$63,897$51,296**$64,327**
Tivoli$62,205$48,597*$53,155*
Wappingers Falls$60,036$58,538*$50,083
Greene Towns
Ashland$54,257$51,193$46,500**
Athens$60,951$62,528$54,920
Cairo$55,236$52,084$56,576
Catskill$51,455$51,197$40,850
Coxsackie$58,052$60,012$60,278
Durham$52,608$45,296*$54,531*
Greenville$58,962$54,312*$66,654
Halcott$47,715$59,059**$53,878
Hunter$51,227$48,110*$50,549**
Jewett$63,181$40,616$59,038
Lexington$45,078$45,529$45,375*
New Baltimore$73,867$72,783$72,054
Prattsville$47,042$44,007**$50,556*
Windham$55,259$62,006*$55,729*
Greene Villages
Athens$56,667$51,553$54,259
Catskill$43,083$42,851**$35,515
Coxsackie$55,394$59,771*$53,345
Hunter$49,873$39,082$25,417**
Tannersville$43,735$45,644*$53,750*
Orange Cities
Middletown$60,722$54,627$55,245
Newburgh$46,546$35,772$41,769
Port Jervis$46,407$41,466$47,531
Orange Towns
Blooming Grove$101,342$94,493$97,479
Chester$106,314$95,162$107,396
Cornwall$91,363$91,920$105,563
Crawford$87,566$88,787$84,665
Deerpark$69,055$50,040$56,365
Goshen$92,175$91,859$103,796
Greenville$92,472$95,000*$113,087
Hamptonburgh$114,189$106,677$112,297
Highlands$81,049$86,435$98,022
Minisink$85,261$98,655$89,615
Monroe$78,092$71,130$108,246
Montgomery$75,841$77,382$83,034
Mount Hope$87,390$80,384$89,153
New Windsor$78,436$74,526$82,144
Newburgh$92,099$86,151$91,596
Tuxedo$108,059$102,343$124,808*
Wallkill$79,221$76,076$69,952
Warwick$93,752$88,765$98,730
Wawayanda$94,966$101,951$92,961
Woodbury$121,363$129,591$128,364
Orange Villages
Chester$85,040$66,820*$73,582*
Cornwall-on-Hudson$95,571$101,708$100,500
Florida$84,236$87,632*$91,765
Goshen$78,143$75,370$82,019*
Greenwood Lake$86,052$82,053$80,805*
Harriman$92,210$69,014$74,435
Highland Falls$70,333$75,807*$86,750
Kiryas Joel$23,230$27,857$31,277
Maybrook$81,135$60,615$75,302
Monroe$108,660$106,766$117,639
Montgomery$80,421$85,560$80,500*
Otisville$75,961$77,330*$78,125*
South Blooming Grove$86,799*$83,664
Tuxedo Park$140,903$130,837$155,833*
Unionville$57,119$71,995$74,583**
Walden$66,764$70,113$74,107*
Warwick$76,214$70,973$74,541*
Washingtonville$96,014$78,476$91,653
Woodbury$134,343$130,541
Putnam Towns
Carmel$118,784$113,831$104,016
Kent$111,019$94,826$100,385
Patterson$101,664$97,086$103,714
Philipstown$110,327$107,015$113,051
Putnam Valley$111,927$111,724$106,315
Southeast$106,302$95,100$103,253
Putnam Villages
Brewster$65,602$48,146**$54,850*
Cold Spring$81,918$76,945$98,056*
Nelsonville$92,073$100,906**$111,250
Sullivan Towns
Bethel$55,270$65,310$65,350
Callicoon$59,558$65,200$62,486*
Cochecton$63,300$61,131$58,875*
Delaware$61,605$66,262$55,650*
Fallsburg$50,696$49,741$40,631
Forestburgh$86,127$77,620$92,125
Fremont$50,832$54,235$61,607*
Highland$62,420$53,220$61,058
Liberty$49,140$43,036*$44,512
Lumberland$65,410$66,145*$77,989*
Mamakating$64,031$58,658$76,467
Neversink$69,322$58,015$73,650
Rockland$50,455$50,764$53,388
Thompson$54,494$39,266$45,367
Tusten$59,578$51,089$47,938
Sullivan Villages
Bloomingburg$59,189$50,846*$31,364**
Jeffersonville$49,873$47,799**$51,750*
Liberty$42,819$30,095**$31,207**
Monticello$34,790$23,630*$31,723
Woodridge$36,446$34,873*$36,786***
Wurtsboro$59,080$58,443$60,341*
Ulster Cities
Kingston$48,483$45,053$51,299
Ulster Towns
Denning$62,753$76,675*$73,125*
Esopus$71,994$72,350$71,397
Gardiner$83,529$87,181$76,674
Hardenburgh$54,136$40,497$65,625***
Hurley$78,347$69,639$78,952*
Kingston$65,219$56,443$69,500
Lloyd$80,850$69,760$77,384
Marbletown$70,973$70,020*$74,357
Marlborough$76,402$69,050$85,058
New Paltz$62,214$71,452$76,335
Olive$69,683$63,277$68,636
Plattekill$62,070$65,004$63,646
Rochester$66,095$72,285$57,801
Rosendale$67,953$61,474$72,018
Saugerties$65,067$65,254$57,928
Shandaken$48,440$56,979*$45,144*
Shawangunk$80,359$93,447$79,778
Ulster$67,071$51,755$58,982
Wawarsing$55,048$51,385$48,743
Woodstock$75,526$69,940$72,712
Ulster Villages
Ellenville$42,160$48,446$47,472
New Paltz$33,372$41,904$46,475*
Saugerties$54,515$51,895$39,631

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Figures in 2017 dollars. Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.








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 Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Teen Pregnancy Decreasing
Live Births to Teen Mothers Decreasing
Juvenile Delinquency Intakes Decreasing
Bullying at School Decreasing
Average Charitable Giving Increasing
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 Student Group Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 English, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 4 Math, by Student Group 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
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Seniors Living in Poverty Maintaining
Children Receiving Subsidized Child Care Maintaining
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Economically Disadvantaged Students Increasing
Earned Income Tax Credit Participation Decreasing
Living Wage Rate by Household Type Not Applicable
Income in Relation to Poverty Level Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care, by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Domestic Violence Decreasing
Deaths from Drug Overdoses Increasing
Babies with Low Birth Weights Maintaining
People Living wth HIV Decreasing
Mental Health Clinic Visits Decreasing
Homeownership Rates Maintaining
Homeless Persons Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Renters Not Applicable
Violent Crimes Decreasing


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