Livingston County, NY

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Population

64,373

0.385% decline

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$53,654

1.76% growth

Number of Employees

29,390

1.08% decline

Median Property Value

$125,000

1.63% growth

About

In 2017, Livingston County, NY had a population of 64.4k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $53,654. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Livingston County, NY declined from 64,622 to 64,373, a -0.385% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,724 to $53,654, a 1.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Livingston County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.47%), White (Hispanic) (2.34%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%). N/A% of the people in Livingston County, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Livingston County, NY are SUNY College at Geneseo (1,414 degrees awarded in 2017) and Elim Bible Institute and College (67 degrees).

The median property value in Livingston County, NY is $125,000, and the homeownership rate is 73.2%. Most people in Livingston County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Livingston County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Livingston County, NY employs 29.4k people. The largest industries in Livingston County, NY are Educational Services (4,300 people), Manufacturing (3,927 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,794 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,234), and Public Administration ($51,915).

Median household income in Livingston County, NY is $53,654. Males in Livingston 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 Livingston County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,654

2017 value

± $1,681

1.76%

1 Year Growth

± 4.75%

Households in Livingston County, NY have a median annual income of $53,654, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,724 in 2016, which represents a 1.76% 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 Livingston 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 303

  2. Census Tract 307

  3. Census Tract 311

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Livingston County, NY was Census Tract 303 with a value of $65,598, followed by Census Tract 307 and Census Tract 311, with respective values of $64,838 and $61,194.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Livingston County, NY (8.5k out of 58.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    7,438 ± 573

  2. Hispanic

    625 ± 172

  3. Black

    375 ± 165

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

29.4k

2017 Value

± 991

-1.08%

1 Year decline

± 4.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Livingston County, NY declined at a rate of -1.08%, from 29.7k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Livingston County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,649 people), Management Occupations (2,926 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,481 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Livingston County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Livingston County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,649 people), Management Occupations (2,926 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,481 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Livingston County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.89 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.56 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Livingston County, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($62,017), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,688), and Protective Service Occupations ($60,212).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.4k

2017 Value

± 991

-1.08%

1 Year decline

± 4.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Livingston County, NY declined at a rate of -1.08%, from 29.7k employees to 29.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Livingston County, NY, are Educational Services (4,300 people), Manufacturing (3,927 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,794 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Livingston County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Livingston 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 Livingston County, NY, by number of employees, are Educational Services (4,300 people), Manufacturing (3,927 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,794 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Livingston County, NY has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.82 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.58 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Livingston County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,750), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,234), and Public Administration ($51,915).

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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. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

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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$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% 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. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.8% of the population of Livingston County, NY has health coverage, with 55% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.793% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Livingston County, NY see 2311 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.77% increase from the previous year (2227 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2073 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1168 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

2,311 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Livingston County, NY see an average of 2,311 patients per year. This represents a 3.77% increase from the previous year (2,227 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Livingston County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

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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

4.25%

Uninsured

55%

Employer Coverage

14%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

0.793%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Livingston County, NY declined by 17.8% from 5.16% to 4.25%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Livingston 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%.

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Diversity

Livingston County, NY is home to a population of 64.4k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.56% of Livingston County, NY residents were born outside of the country (2.29k people).

In 2017, there were 36.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.5k people) in Livingston County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.51k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Livingston County, NY was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Livingston County, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Livingston County, NY residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.29k people

3.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.15k people

As of 2017, 3.56% of Livingston County, NY residents (2.29k 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 Livingston County, NY was 3.33%, 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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Livingston County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Livingston County, NY was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Livingston County, NY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    58.5k ± 25

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.59k ± 148

  3. White (Hispanic)

    1.51k ± 212

In 2017, there were 36.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.5k people) in Livingston County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.51k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,492 ± 159

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    524 ± 115

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    476 ± 112

Livingston County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Livingston County, NY awarded 1,481 degrees. The student population of Livingston County, NY is skewed towards women, with 2,282 male students and 3,472 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Livingston County, NY are White (1,098 and 76%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (106 and 7.34%), Asian (84 and 5.82%), and Unknown (60 and 4.16%).

The largest universities in Livingston County, NY by number of degrees awarded are SUNY College at Geneseo (1,414 and 95.5%) and Elim Bible Institute and College (67 and 4.52%).

The most popular majors in Livingston County, NY are General Psychology (191 and 12.9%), General Biological Sciences (121 and 8.17%), and General Business Administration & Management (110 and 7.43%).

The median tuition costs in Livingston County, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,670 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 191 degrees awarded

  2. 121 degrees awarded

  3. 110 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Livingston County, NY was General Psychology with 191 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Livingston County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,414 degrees awarded

  2. 67 degrees awarded

$6,670

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Livingston County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was SUNY College at Geneseo with 1,414 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

574

Degrees Awarded to Men

907

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 574 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Livingston County, NY, which is 0.633 times less than the 907 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

    1,098 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    84 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Livingston County, NY were to White students. These 1,098 degrees mean that there were 10.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Livingston County, NY was $125,000 in 2017, which is 0.544 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,000 to $125,000, a 1.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Livingston County, NY is 73.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Livingston County, NY have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Livingston County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$125,000

2017 Median

± $3,956

$123,000

2016 Median

± $2,703

In 2017, the median property value in Livingston County, NY grew to to $125,000 from the previous year's value of $123,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Livingston 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 Livingston County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$53,654

Median Household Income

± $1,681

24.4k

Number of Households

± 934

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.4k households in Livingston County, NY grew to $53,654 from the previous year's value of $52,724.

The following chart displays the households in Livingston 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%

2017 Homeownership

73.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.2% of the housing units in Livingston County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Livingston County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Livingston County, NY have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.99% of the workforce in Livingston County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.21%

  3. Walked

    6.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Livingston County, NY was Drove Alone (81.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.21%) and those who Walked (6.22%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Livingston County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Livingston County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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