Orleans County, NY

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2022 Population
40,148
1.08% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.2
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.6%
9.94% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,069
11.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$122,200
13.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Orleans County, NY had a population of 40.1k people with a median age of 43.2 and a median household income of $61,069. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Orleans County, NY declined from 40,588 to 40,148, a −1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,882 to $61,069, a 11.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Orleans County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.32%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.88%), Other (Hispanic) (2.26%), and White (Hispanic) (1.82%).

None of the households in Orleans 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.

98.8% of the residents in Orleans County, NY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Orleans County, NY was $122,200, and the homeownership rate was 76.2%.

Most people in Orleans County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Orleans County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Orleans County, NY borders Genesee County, NY, Monroe County, NY, and Niagara County, NY.

Population & Diversity

Orleans County, NY is home to a population of 40.1k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.91% of Orleans County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.17k people).

In 2022, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.3k people) in Orleans County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.8% of Orleans County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Orleans County, NY was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Orleans County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.3k ± 165
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.14k ± 173
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.16k ± 243
5.29%
Hispanic Population
2.12k people

In 2022, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.3k people) in Orleans County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.29% of the people in Orleans County, NY are hispanic (2.12k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.17k people
2.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.14k people

As of 2022, 2.91% of Orleans County, NY residents (1.17k 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 Orleans County, NY was 2.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,054 ± 219
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    498 ± 170
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    285 ± 84

Orleans County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Orleans County, NY employs 17.8k people. The largest industries in Orleans County, NY are Manufacturing (2,694 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,540 people), and Retail Trade (2,089 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,125), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,139), and Public Administration ($61,386).

Occupations

17.8k
2022 Value
± 884
2.82%
1 Year growth
± 6.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orleans County, NY grew at a rate of 2.82%, from 17.3k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Orleans County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,083 people), Production Occupations (1,780 people), and Management Occupations (1,765 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Orleans County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.8k
2022 Value
± 884
2.82%
1 Year growth
± 6.81%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Orleans County, NY grew at a rate of 2.82%, from 17.3k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Orleans County, NY, are Manufacturing (2,694 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,540 people), and Retail Trade (2,089 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Orleans County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Orleans 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

$47,400
Median earning men ± $2,466
$34,746
Median earning women ± $2,078

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,015), Construction ($57,655), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($55,781).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($55,669), Public Administration ($49,565), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,467).

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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. 195
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 173
    Manufacturing
  3. 137
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Orleans County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 66.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.71%).

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

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.

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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 Orleans County, NY was $122,200 in 2022, which is 0.433 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $107,700 to $122,200, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Orleans County, NY is 76.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Orleans County, NY have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Orleans County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Orleans County, NY is $61,069. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Orleans County, NY was Census Tract 4013 with a value of $86,964, followed by Census Tract 402 and Census Tract 403, with respective values of $83,281 and $66,739.

Property

$122,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,304
$12,348
Median Property Taxes
±$651

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 Orleans County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.2%
Homeownership
2022
57.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.2% of the housing units in Orleans County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4013
  2. Census Tract 402
  3. Census Tract 403

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Orleans County, NY was Census Tract 4013 with a value of $86,964, followed by Census Tract 402 and Census Tract 403, with respective values of $83,281 and $66,739.

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

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Household Income

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$61,069
Median Household Income
± $2,984
16.2k
Number of Households
± 820

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.2k households in Orleans County, NY grew to $61,069 from the previous year's value of $54,882.

The following chart displays the households in Orleans 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Orleans 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 (75.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.67%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.39%)

In 2022, 75.6% of workers in Orleans County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.67%) and those who worked at home (8.39%).

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

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Orleans County, NY have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Orleans County, 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 Orleans County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Orleans County, NY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Orleans County, NY (4.8k out of 38.2k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Orleans 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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Health

94.6% of the population of Orleans County, NY has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Orleans County, NY see 13451 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.635% decrease from the previous year (13537 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4442 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1538 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

13,451 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Orleans County, NY

Primary care physicians in Orleans County, NY see an average of 13,451 patients per year. This represents a 0.635% decrease from the previous year (13,537 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Orleans 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 21.5% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.41%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Orleans County, NY grew by 15.2% from 4.69% to 5.41%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 70.4 in Orleans 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 Orleans County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.9% in Orleans County, NY.

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