New York State Community Action Association www.nyscommunityaction.org
2 Charles Blvd.
Guilderland, NY 12084
518-690-0491

State Population:
19,572,319

Population for whom poverty status is determined:
Overall
19,063,180
Population Under 18
4,031,379
Population 25 & Over
13,434,045
Population over 65
3,051,799
14.1%
STATE
POVERTY
RATE

Living In Poverty

Individuals

14.1%
2,681,277

Children (Under 18)

19.6%
791,913

Adults 25+

11.7%
1,568,852

Senior Citizens 65+

11.5%
350,709
New York State
New York State Community Action Association
Race &
Poverty
White
African American
Hispanic/Latino
VALUES REPRESENT THE PERCENT OF POPULATION IN POVERTY BY RACE.
10.4% (1,268,529)
21.1% (621,618)
22.3% (808,858)
Education & Poverty
Adult Population 25+: 13,434,045
Educational Attainment
No Degree
  12.9% (1,738,871)
Total*
  28.0% (486,352)
Living in Poverty
High School
  25.7% (3,458,023)
Total*
  14.6% (503,589)
Living in Poverty
Associate
  24.4% (3,274,549)
Total*
  10.3% (335,743)
Living in Poverty
Bachelors or Higher
  36.9% (4,962,602)
Total*
  4.9% (243,168)
Living in Poverty
*DUE TO ROUNDING, PERCENTAGES MAY NOT ADD UP PRECISELY TO 100%.
Living Wage for
1 Adult, 1 Child Household
$30.92
Employment
& Poverty
Hourly Wage for
FMR, 2BR Apartment
$32.53
Median Income
$45,479
Median Income
w/High School Diploma
$32,153
Health
& Poverty
No Health Insurance
Employed
7.7%
Unemployed
15.7%
Free/Reduced Lunch Program

75%
Gender
& Poverty
High School Diploma Only
Median
Earnings
$39,044
Median
Earnings
$26,136
Of Those Families with
Female Heads of Household
and Children Present
34.9%
Live in Poverty