Putnam County, NY

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Population
99,070
0.396% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
Median Age
44.1

Poverty Rate
5.32%

Median Household Income
$102,186
2.59% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$356,300
0.391% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
51,066
1.37% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Putnam County, NY had a population of 99.1k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $102,186. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Putnam County, NY declined from 99,464 to 99,070, a -0.396% decrease and its median household income grew from $99,608 to $102,186, a 2.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.5%), White (Hispanic) (8.24%), Other (Hispanic) (4.64%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.57%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.01%). NaNk% of the people in Putnam County, NY speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Putnam County, NY is $356,300, and the homeownership rate is 82.4%. Most people in Putnam County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 37.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, NY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Donald J. Trump with 55.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (39.9%), followed by Other (4.47%). The most partisan county was Bronx County, NY with 88.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Putnam County, NY is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for New York
55.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in New York
  1. 88.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 86.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 79.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New York was Bronx County, NY with 88.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New York colored by their party leaning.

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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

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 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Putnam County, NY have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Putnam County, NY is home to a population of 99.1k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 13% of Putnam County, NY residents were born outside of the country (12.9k people).

In 2018, there were 9.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.7k people) in Putnam County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.16k White (Hispanic) and 4.59k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    78.7k ± 83
  2. White (Hispanic)
    8.16k ± 809
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.59k ± 757
14.3%
Hispanic Population
14.2k people

In 2018, there were 9.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (78.7k people) in Putnam County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.16k White (Hispanic) and 4.59k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.3% of the people in Putnam County, NY are hispanic (14.2k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
12.9k people
13.3%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
13.2k people

As of 2018, 13% of Putnam County, NY residents (12.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, NY was 13.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.6

In 2018, the median age of all people in Putnam County, NY was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Putnam County, NY are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Putnam County, NY residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,406 ± 17,230 people
  2. China
    402,542 ± 15,418 people
  3. Jamaica
    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

94.9%
2018 Citizenship
94.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.9% of Putnam County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, NY was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,839 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    445 ± 157
  3. Korea
    355 ± 129

Putnam County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Putnam County, NY is $102,186. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Putnam County, NY was Census Tract 106 with a value of $127,167, followed by Census Tract 116 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $121,615 and $117,448.

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Putnam County, NY employs 51.1k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,513 people), Educational Services (6,752 people), and Retail Trade (6,065 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($97,969), Public Administration ($86,048), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$102,186
2018 value
± $2,501
2.59%
1 Year Growth
± 3.48%

Households in Putnam County, NY have a median annual income of $102,186, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $99,608 in 2017, which represents a 2.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804
Average Male Salary in New York
± $1,164
$59,246
Average Female Salary in New York
± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New York
  1. White
    $65,105 ± $849
  2. Asian
    $62,456 ± $2,350
  3. Two or More Races
    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New York.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Putnam County, NY is from New York.
0.499
2017 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2016 Wage GINI in New York

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 106
  2. Census Tract 116
  3. Census Tract 110

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Putnam County, NY was Census Tract 106 with a value of $127,167, followed by Census Tract 116 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $121,615 and $117,448.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, NY (5.19k out of 97.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    3,835 ± 473
  2. Hispanic
    1,792 ± 306
  3. Other
    625 ± 188

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

51.1k
2018 Value
± 1,526
-1.37%
1 Year decline
± 4.22%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Putnam County, NY declined at a rate of -1.37%, from 51.8k employees to 51.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,705 people), Management Occupations (5,426 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,199 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Putnam County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,705 people), Management Occupations (5,426 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,199 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.13 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.59 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Putnam County, NY, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($112,868), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($103,053), and Legal Occupations ($95,114).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.1k
2018 Value
± 1,526
-1.37%
1 Year decline
± 4.22%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Putnam County, NY declined at a rate of -1.37%, from 51.8k employees to 51.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,513 people), Educational Services (6,752 people), and Retail Trade (6,065 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Putnam County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Putnam County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Putnam County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,513 people), Educational Services (6,752 people), and Retail Trade (6,065 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, NY has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.74 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.46 times), and Educational Services (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Putnam County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($97,969), Public Administration ($86,048), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($83,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $67.6B
  2. $47.2B
  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B
2015 Value in New York
$854B
Projected 2045 Value in New York
49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.6B
  2. $29.6B
  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, NY was $356,300 in 2018, which is 1.55 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $357,700 to $356,300, a 0.391% decrease. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, NY is 82.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Putnam County, NY have an average commute time of 37.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Putnam County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$356,300
2018 Median
± $4,563
$357,700
2017 Median
± $4,853

In 2018, the median property value in Putnam County, NY declined from to $356,300 from the previous year's value of $357,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Putnam County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Putnam County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$102,186
Median Household Income
± $2,501
34.8k
Number of Households
± 1,179

In 2018, the median household income of the 34.8k households in Putnam County, NY grew to $102,186 from the previous year's value of $99,608.

The following chart displays the households in Putnam 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Putnam County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Putnam County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

82.4%
2018 Homeownership
81.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 82.4% of the housing units in Putnam County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Putnam County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

37.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Putnam County, NY have a longer commute time (37.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 9.36% of the workforce in Putnam County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    76.5%
  2. Carpooled
    8.35%
  3. Public Transit
    8.16%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Putnam County, NY was Drove Alone (76.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.35%) and those who Public Transit (8.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Putnam County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Putnam County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

95.4% of the population of Putnam County, NY has health coverage, with 61.5% on employee plans, 9.11% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.373% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, NY see 2021 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.51% decrease from the previous year (2073 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1705 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 352 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,021 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Putnam County, NY

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, NY see an average of 2,021 patients per year. This represents a 2.51% decrease from the previous year (2,073 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New York
$5,338
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,803
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,179
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.61%
Uninsured
61.5%
Employer Coverage
9.11%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.373%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, NY declined by 19% from 5.69% to 4.61%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Putnam County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 12.2% prevalence
  2. 12.2% prevalence
  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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