Washington County, NY

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2022 Population
61,310
0.315% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
0.45% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
4.32% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,703
7.57% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$176,900
11.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington County, NY had a population of 61.3k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $68,703. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, NY declined from 61,504 to 61,310, a −0.315% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,869 to $68,703, a 7.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.08%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.93%).

None of the households in Washington 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.

98.9% of the residents in Washington County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, NY are Washington Saratoga Warren Hamilton Essex BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (37 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, NY was $176,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%.

Most people in Washington County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington County, NY is home to a population of 61.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.84% of Washington County, NY residents were born outside of the country (1.74k people).

In 2022, there were 34.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.8k people) in Washington County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.47k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Washington County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, NY was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    55.8k ± 323
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.61k ± 375
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.47k ± 162
2.96%
Hispanic Population
1.82k people

In 2022, there were 34.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.8k people) in Washington County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.61k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.47k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.96% of the people in Washington County, NY are hispanic (1.82k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.84%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.74k people
2.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.63k people

As of 2022, 2.84% of Washington County, NY residents (1.74k 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 Washington County, NY was 2.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,475 ± 273
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    575 ± 202
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    399 ± 129

Washington County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, NY employs 28.6k people. The largest industries in Washington County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,545 people), Retail Trade (3,848 people), and Manufacturing (3,791 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($79,028), Public Administration ($75,000), and Utilities ($64,712).

Occupations

28.6k
2022 Value
± 1,235
1.05%
1 Year growth
± 6.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, NY grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 28.3k employees to 28.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,441 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,673 people), and Management Occupations (2,585 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.6k
2022 Value
± 1,235
1.05%
1 Year growth
± 6.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, NY grew at a rate of 1.05%, from 28.3k employees to 28.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,545 people), Retail Trade (3,848 people), and Manufacturing (3,791 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,835
Median earning men ± $1,807
$38,872
Median earning women ± $2,298

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,286), Manufacturing ($60,528), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,576), Manufacturing ($45,741), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,165).

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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. 384
    Manufacturing
  2. 222
    Retail Trade
  3. 210
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 56.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.9%), followed by Other (1.45%).

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

In 2022, universities in Washington County, NY awarded 37 degrees. The student population of Washington County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4 male students and 38 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, NY are White (34 and 91.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 5.41%), Black or African American (1 and 2.7%), and Asian (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 (37 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, NY are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (37 and 100%).

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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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 Washington County, NY was $176,900 in 2022, which is 0.628 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,100 to $176,900, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, NY is 73.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, NY have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Washington County, NY is $68,703. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Washington County, NY was Census Tract 890 with a value of $85,100, followed by Census Tract 910 and Census Tract 940, with respective values of $82,054 and $81,897.

Property

$176,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,946
$17,916
Median Property Taxes
±$811

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
Homeownership
2022
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.9% of the housing units in Washington County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 890
  2. Census Tract 910
  3. Census Tract 940

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, NY was Census Tract 890 with a value of $85,100, followed by Census Tract 910 and Census Tract 940, with respective values of $82,054 and $81,897.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Washington County, 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.
$68,703
Median Household Income
± $2,345
24.2k
Number of Households
± 1,106

In 2022, the median household income of the 24.2k households in Washington County, NY grew to $68,703 from the previous year's value of $63,869.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington 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 (80.6%)
  2. Carpooled (7.78%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.01%)

In 2022, 80.6% of workers in Washington County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.78%) and those who worked at home (7.01%).

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 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, NY have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Washington 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, NY (6.64k out of 58.4k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, NY is White, followed by Two Or More 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

94.5% of the population of Washington County, NY has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington County, NY see 2782 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.53% decrease from the previous year (2914 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4662 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 666 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,782 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington County, NY

Primary care physicians in Washington County, NY see an average of 2,782 patients per year. This represents a 4.53% decrease from the previous year (2,914 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.48%
Uninsured
42.1%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
15.7%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, NY grew by 5.47% from 5.19% to 5.48%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.8 in Washington County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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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 31.5% in Washington County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.07% in Washington County, NY.

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