West Point, NY

Census Place

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2022 Population
6,386
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
21.3
1.43% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
3.61%
54.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$133,844
10.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, West Point, NY had a population of 6.39k people with a median age of 21.3 and a median household income of $133,844. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of West Point, NY stayed from 6,386 to 6,386, a 0% change and its median household income grew from $121,219 to $133,844, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Point, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.25%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.86%), White (Hispanic) (4.82%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.13%).

None of the households in West Point, 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.

99.1% of the residents in West Point, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Point, NY are United States Military Academy (197036) (1,088 degrees awarded in 2022).

Most people in West Point, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 10.5 minutes. The average car ownership in West Point, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

West Point, NY is home to a population of 6.39k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.93% of West Point, NY residents were born outside of the country (379 people).

In 2022, there were 7.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.42k people) in West Point, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 591 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 374 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of West Point, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in West Point, NY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Point, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.42k ± 519
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    591 ± 232
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    374 ± 148
10.8%
Hispanic Population
689 people

In 2022, there were 7.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.42k people) in West Point, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 591 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 374 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in West Point, NY are hispanic (689 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

5.93%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
379 people
4.95%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
316 people

As of 2022, 5.93% of West Point, NY residents (379 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 West Point, NY was 4.95%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,037 ± 340
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    29 ± 24
  3. Vietnam
    0 ± 33

West Point, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 35.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of West Point, NY employs 1.22k people. The largest industries in West Point, NY are Educational Services (261 people), Public Administration (161 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (150 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($232,557), Manufacturing ($85,556), and Public Administration ($70,938).

Occupations

1.22k
2022 Value
± 230
−0.0817%
1 Year decline
± 25.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Point, NY declined at a rate of −0.0817%, from 1.22k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Point, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (170 people), Management Occupations (111 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (111 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Point, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.22k
2022 Value
± 230
−0.0817%
1 Year decline
± 25.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in West Point, NY declined at a rate of −0.0817%, from 1.22k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Point, NY, are Educational Services (261 people), Public Administration (161 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (150 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Point, NY, though some of these residents may live in West Point, 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

$47,000
Median earning men ± $79,607
$22,596
Median earning women ± $8,127

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($138,839), Public Administration ($107,150), and Retail Trade ($13,906).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,721), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($24,844), and Public Administration ($24,355).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

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.

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in West Point, NY awarded 1,088 degrees. The student population of West Point, NY in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 3,394 male students and 999 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Point, NY are White (718 and 66.8%), followed by Black or African American (125 and 11.6%), Hispanic or Latino (99 and 9.21%), and Asian (89 and 8.28%).

The largest universities in West Point, NY by number of degrees awarded are United States Military Academy (197036) (1,088 and 100%).

The most popular majors in West Point, NY are Mechanical Engineering (67 and 6.16%), General Economics (64 and 5.88%), and General Business Administration & Management (57 and 5.24%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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

People in West Point, NY have an average commute time of 10.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in West Point, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in West Point, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$133,844
Median Household Income
± $8,340
1.06k
Number of Households
± 198

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.06k households in West Point, NY grew to $133,844 from the previous year's value of $121,219.

The following chart displays the households in West Point, 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Point, 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 (36.7%)
  2. Walked (31.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (24.6%)

In 2022, 36.7% of workers in West Point, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (31.3%) and those who worked at home (24.6%).

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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Commute Time

10.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Point, NY have a shorter commute time (10.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in West Point, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

3.61% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Point, NY (143 out of 3.96k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

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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Health

98.1% of the population of West Point, NY has health coverage, with 18.2% on employee plans, 3.99% on Medicaid, 0.396% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 60.5% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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 54.2% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 27% between 35 and 64 years, and 0.883% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.5% were men and 56.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.86%
Uninsured
18.2%
Employer Coverage
3.99%
Medicaid
0.396%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
60.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Point, NY grew by 54.5% from 1.2% to 1.86%.

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