Washington County, NY

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Population

62,183

0.451% decline

Median Age

43.6


Median Household Income

$52,527

2.1% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

28,741

0.374% decline

Median Property Value

$144,900

0.695% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, NY had a population of 62.2k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $52,527. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, NY declined from 62,465 to 62,183, a -0.451% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,449 to $52,527, a 2.1% increase.

The population of Washington County, NY is 92.6% White Alone, 2.88% Black or African American Alone, and 2.61% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Washington County, NY speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, NY are Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (25 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Washington County, NY is $144,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Washington County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, NY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, NY employs 28.7k people. The largest industries in Washington County, NY are Retail Trade (4,123 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,121 people), and Manufacturing (4,029 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,000), Public Administration ($52,808), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,789).

Median household income in Washington County, NY is $52,527. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,527

2017 value

± $2,161

2.1%

1 Year Growth

± 4.95%

Households in Washington County, NY have a median annual income of $52,527, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,449 in 2016, which represents a 2.1% 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 Washington 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 940

  2. Census Tract 930

  3. Census Tract 803

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, NY was Census Tract 940 with a value of $75,463, followed by Census Tract 930 and Census Tract 803, with respective values of $65,417 and $63,571.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, NY (7.56k out of 58.9k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    7,056 ± 533

  2. Hispanic

    312 ± 163

  3. Black

    281 ± 214

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

28.7k

2017 Value

± 1,051

-0.374%

1 Year decline

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, NY declined at a rate of -0.374%, from 28.8k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,727 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,958 people), and Production Occupations (2,589 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,727 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,958 people), and Production Occupations (2,589 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.59 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.64 times), and Production Occupations (1.55 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, NY, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($62,083), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,699), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,208).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.7k

2017 Value

± 1,051

-0.374%

1 Year decline

± 5.09%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, NY declined at a rate of -0.374%, from 28.8k employees to 28.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, NY, are Retail Trade (4,123 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,121 people), and Manufacturing (4,029 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, NY, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (4,123 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,121 people), and Manufacturing (4,029 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.83 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.38 times), and Construction (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($53,000), Public Administration ($52,808), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,789).

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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

93% of the population of Washington County, NY has health coverage, with 45.4% on employee plans, 20.9% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Washington County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Washington County, NY see 3275 patients per year on average, which represents a 5% increase from the previous year (3119 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4414 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 792 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

3,275 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, NY see an average of 3,275 patients per year. This represents a 5% increase from the previous year (3,119 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington 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

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 

$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

6.96%

Uninsured

45.4%

Employer Coverage

20.9%

Medicaid

13.9%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, NY declined by 14.1% from 8.11% to 6.96%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Washington 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

Washington County, NY is home to a population of 62.2k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.06% of Washington County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.28k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, NY is composed of 57.6k White Alone residents (92.6%), 1.79k Black or African American Alone residents (2.88%), 1.62k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.61%), 721 Two or More Races residents (1.16%), 335 Asian Alone residents (0.539%), 106 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.17%), 51 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.082%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, NY was 43.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Washington County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, NY residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.28k people

2.21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.38k people

As of 2017, 2.06% of Washington County, NY residents (1.28k 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 Washington County, NY was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Washington County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, NY was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57.6k ± 53

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.79k ± 113

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.62k ± 195

In 2017, there were 32.1 times more White Alone residents (57.6k people) in Washington County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.79k Black or African American Alone and 1.62k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington 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

    1,687 ± 194

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    669 ± 180

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    549 ± 155

Washington County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, NY awarded 25 degrees. The student population of Washington County, NY is skewed towards women, with 2 male students and 28 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, NY are White (25 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Washington County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (25 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, NY are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (25 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 25 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Washington County, NY was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 25 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Washington County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

25 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program with 25 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

25

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, NY, which is 0 times less than the 25 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    25 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, NY were to White students. These 25 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, NY was $144,900 in 2017, which is 0.666 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,900 to $144,900, a 0.695% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, NY is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, NY have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington 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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$52,527

Median Household Income

± $2,161

24k

Number of Households

± 899

In 2017, the median household income of the 24k households in Washington County, NY grew to $52,527 from the previous year's value of $51,449.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$144,900

2017 Median

± $3,937

$143,900

2016 Median

± $4,102

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, NY grew to to $144,900 from the previous year's value of $143,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Washington 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 Washington County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Washington County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Washington 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 Washington County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, NY have a longer commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Washington County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.37%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington County, NY was Drove Alone (81.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.37%) and those who Worked At Home (4.13%).

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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