Putnam County, NY

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Population

99,464

0.0563% growth

Median Age

43.8


Median Household Income

$99,608

2.05% growth

Poverty Rate

4.81%


Number of Employees

51,775

1.03% growth

Median Property Value

$357,700

0.817% growth

About

In 2017, Putnam County, NY had a population of 99.5k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $99,608. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Putnam County, NY grew from 99,408 to 99,464, a 0.0563% increase and its median household income grew from $97,606 to $99,608, a 2.05% increase.

The population of Putnam County, NY is 80.2% White Alone, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.22% Black or African American Alone. N/A% 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 $357,700, and the homeownership rate is 81.9%. 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.

Economy

The economy of Putnam County, NY employs 51.8k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,193 people), Educational Services (6,424 people), and Retail Trade (6,350 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($93,884), Public Administration ($88,036), and Information ($82,583).

Median household income in Putnam County, NY is $99,608. Males in Putnam County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Putnam County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$99,608

2017 value

± $2,584

2.05%

1 Year Growth

± 3.65%

Households in Putnam County, NY have a median annual income of $99,608, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $97,606 in 2016, which represents a 2.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Putnam County, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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 110

  3. Census Tract 116

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Putnam County, NY was Census Tract 106 with a value of $126,369, followed by Census Tract 110 and Census Tract 116, with respective values of $122,614 and $114,519.

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

4.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, NY (4.72k out of 98.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    3,615 ± 438

  2. Hispanic

    1,591 ± 302

  3. Other

    454 ± 164

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

51.8k

2017 Value

± 1,502

1.03%

1 Year growth

± 4.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Putnam County, NY grew at a rate of 1.03%, from 51.2k employees to 51.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,609 people), Management Occupations (5,536 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,401 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 (7,609 people), Management Occupations (5,536 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,401 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), Legal Occupations (1.68 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.54 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 ($104,286), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($96,731), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($94,178).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.8k

2017 Value

± 1,502

1.03%

1 Year growth

± 4.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Putnam County, NY grew at a rate of 1.03%, from 51.2k employees to 51.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,193 people), Educational Services (6,424 people), and Retail Trade (6,350 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 (7,193 people), Educational Services (6,424 people), and Retail Trade (6,350 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, NY has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.59 times higher than expected), Construction (1.52 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Putnam County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($93,884), Public Administration ($88,036), and Information ($82,583).

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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

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

94.3% of the population of Putnam County, NY has health coverage, with 62.4% on employee plans, 7.9% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.32% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Putnam County, NY 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

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 neighboring states.

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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

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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 

$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

5.69%

Uninsured

62.4%

Employer Coverage

7.9%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

0.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, NY declined by 12.6% from 6.52% to 5.69%.

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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Diversity

Putnam County, NY is home to a population of 99.5k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.3% of Putnam County, NY residents were born outside of the country (13.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Putnam County, NY is composed of 79.7k White Alone residents (80.2%), 13.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.8%), 2.2k Black or African American Alone residents (2.22%), 2.2k Asian Alone residents (2.21%), 1.39k Two or More Races residents (1.4%), 134 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.135%), 82 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0824%), and 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0231%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Putnam County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Putnam County, NY was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, 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 2016, the average age of all Putnam County, NY residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

13.2k people

12.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.6k people

As of 2017, 13.3% of Putnam County, NY residents (13.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, NY was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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%

2017 Citizenship

95.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.9% of Putnam County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, NY was 95.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    79.7k ± 73

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    13.7k ± 1k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.2k ± 216

In 2017, there were 5.83 times more White Alone residents (79.7k people) in Putnam County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Hispanic or Latino and 2.2k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Putnam County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Putnam County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Putnam County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Putnam County, NY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,692 ± 218

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    475 ± 154

  3. Korea

    470 ± 145

Putnam County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, NY was $357,700 in 2017, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $354,800 to $357,700, a 0.817% increase. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, NY is 81.9%, 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.

Income

Household Income

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$99,608

Median Household Income

± $2,584

34.3k

Number of Households

± 1,170

In 2017, the median household income of the 34.3k households in Putnam County, NY grew to $99,608 from the previous year's value of $97,606.

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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Housing

Property Value

$357,700

2017 Median

± $4,853

$354,800

2016 Median

± $5,476

In 2017, the median property value in Putnam County, NY grew to to $357,700 from the previous year's value of $354,800.

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 $300k - $400k 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

81.9%

2017 Homeownership

82%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.9% of the housing units in Putnam County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82%.

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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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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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 (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.66% 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

    75.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.02%

  3. Public Transit

    8.46%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Putnam County, NY was Drove Alone (75.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.02%) and those who Public Transit (8.46%).

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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