Orange County, NY

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2022 Population
401,237
0.743% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.8
0.541% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
11.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$91,806
7.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$337,800
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
183,933
0.698% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Orange County, NY had a population of 401k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $91,806. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Orange County, NY grew from 398,277 to 401,237, a 0.743% increase and its median household income grew from $85,640 to $91,806, a 7.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orange County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Other (Hispanic) (8.22%), White (Hispanic) (6.7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.81%).

None of the households in Orange County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.8% of the residents in Orange County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Orange County, NY are United States Military Academy (197036) (1,088 degrees awarded in 2022), Orange County Community College (712 degrees), and Mount Saint Mary College (519 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Orange County, NY was $337,800, and the homeownership rate was 68%.

Most people in Orange County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Orange County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Orange County, NY is home to a population of 401k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.1% of Orange County, NY residents were born outside of the country (48.7k people).

In 2022, there were 5.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (243k people) in Orange County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 33k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.8%
2022 Citizenship
95.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.8% of Orange County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Orange County, NY was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orange County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    243k ± 1.22k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    41.9k ± 1.14k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    33k ± 2.64k
22.3%
Hispanic Population
89.5k people

In 2022, there were 5.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (243k people) in Orange County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 33k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22.3% of the people in Orange County, NY are hispanic (89.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Orange County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
48.7k people
11.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
46.6k people

As of 2022, 12.1% of Orange County, NY residents (48.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Orange County, NY was 11.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,956 ± 528
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,863 ± 544
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,447 ± 420

Orange County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Orange County, NY employs 184k people. The largest industries in Orange County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,009 people), Retail Trade (23,397 people), and Educational Services (21,651 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($142,750), Utilities ($114,648), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,587).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

184k
2022 Value
± 3,476
0.698%
1 Year growth
± 2.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orange County, NY grew at a rate of 0.698%, from 183k employees to 184k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orange County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,983 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,295 people), and Management Occupations (18,448 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orange County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

184k
2022 Value
± 3,476
0.698%
1 Year growth
± 2.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orange County, NY grew at a rate of 0.698%, from 183k employees to 184k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orange County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (29,009 people), Retail Trade (23,397 people), and Educational Services (21,651 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orange County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Orange County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,719
Median earning men ± $1,908
$41,017
Median earning women ± $1,149

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($97,307), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,097), and Information ($82,469).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,534), Information ($58,813), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,804).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,640
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,079
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,962
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Orange County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 49% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.9%), followed by Other (1.29%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Orange County, NY awarded 3,089 degrees. The student population of Orange County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 8,822 male students and 5,673 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Orange County, NY are White (2,140 and 69.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (388 and 12.6%), Black or African American (245 and 7.98%), and Asian (113 and 3.68%).

The largest universities in Orange County, NY by number of degrees awarded are United States Military Academy (197036) (1,088 and 35.2%), Orange County Community College (712 and 23%), and Mount Saint Mary College (519 and 16.8%).

The most popular majors in Orange County, NY are Talmudic Studies (470 and 15.2%), Registered Nursing (207 and 6.7%), and Other Teaching Assistants & Aides (193 and 6.25%).

The median tuition cost in Orange County, NY for private four year colleges is $12,750.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Orange County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 26.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 40.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,495 (60.9% men and 39.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,495 students enrolled in Orange County, NY, 60.9% men and 39.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,914 records, of which 31.7% were women and 68.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 104 degrees awarded
  2. 450 degrees awarded
  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Orange County, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 104 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,088 degrees awarded
  2. 712 degrees awarded
  3. 519 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was United States Military Academy (197036) with 1,088 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,662 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Orange County, NY, which is 1.16 times more than the 1,427 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,140 degrees mean that there were 5.52 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 388 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($12,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($934) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Orange County, NY was $337,800 in 2022, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $291,900 to $337,800, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Orange County, NY is 68%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Orange County, NY have an average commute time of 34.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Orange County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Orange County, NY is $91,806. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Orange County, NY was Census Tract 143.02 with a value of $160,855, followed by Census Tract 145.02 and Census Tract 142.02, with respective values of $160,750 and $158,142.

In 2022, 21.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Orange County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.405%.

Property

$337,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,639
$91,917
Median Property Taxes
±$1,909

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Orange County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68% of the housing units in Orange County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 143.02
  2. Census Tract 145.02
  3. Census Tract 142.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orange County, NY was Census Tract 143.02 with a value of $160,855, followed by Census Tract 145.02 and Census Tract 142.02, with respective values of $160,750 and $158,142.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Orange County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$91,806
Median Household Income
± $1,781
135k
Number of Households
± 2,916

In 2022, the median household income of the 135k households in Orange County, NY grew to $91,806 from the previous year's value of $85,640.

The following chart displays the households in Orange 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orange County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (10%)
  3. Carpooled (9.19%)

In 2022, 70.7% of workers in Orange County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10%) and those who carpooled to work (9.19%).

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Commute Time

34.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orange County, NY have a longer commute time (34.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.52% of the workforce in Orange County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Orange County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.405%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orange County, NY (51.1k out of 392k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orange County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.7% of the children was living in poverty in Orange County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 245 in Orange County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 19 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.1% of the population of Orange County, NY has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Orange County, NY see 1447 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.12% increase from the previous year (1431 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1459 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 390 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,447 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orange County, NY

Primary care physicians in Orange County, NY see an average of 1,447 patients per year. This represents a 1.12% increase from the previous year (1,431 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orange County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.9%
Uninsured
49%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orange County, NY grew by 3.71% from 4.73% to 4.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33 in Orange County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32% in Orange County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.91% in Orange County, NY.

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