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

State Population:
19,798,228

Population for whom poverty status is determined:
Overall
19,285,448
Population Under 18
4,128,130
Population 25 & Over
13,461,208
Population over 65
2,912,944
15.1%
STATE
POVERTY
RATE

Living In Poverty

Individuals

15.1%
2,908,471

Children (Under 18)

21.3%
878,104

Adults 25+

12.3%
1,661,240

Senior Citizens 65+

11.5%
333,696
New York State
New York State Community Action Association
Race &
Poverty
White
African American
Hispanic/Latino
VALUES REPRESENT THE PRECENT OF POPULATION IN POVERTY BY RACE.
11.0% (1,352,714)
22.5% (670,972)
24.4% (889,328)
Education & Poverty
Adult Population 25+: 13,461,208
Educational Attainment
No Degree
  13.6% (1,834,528)
Total*
  29.0% (531,601)
Living in Poverty
High School
  26.1% (3,509,850)
Total*
  15.0% (525,101)
Living in Poverty
Associate
  24.7% (3,318,275)
Total*
  10.7% (356,399)
Living in Poverty
Bachelors or Higher
  35.7% (4,798,555)
Total*
  5.2% (248,139)
Living in Poverty
*DUE TO ROUNDING, PERCENTAGES MAY NOT ADD UP PRECISELY TO 100%.
Living Wage for
1 Adult, 1 Child Household
$30.03
Employment
& Poverty
Hourly Wage for
FMR, 2BR Apartment
$30.03
Median Income
$41,761
Median Income
w/High School Diploma
$30,803
Health
& Poverty
No Health Insurance
Employed
10.0%
Unemployed
21.5%
Free/Reduced Lunch Program

71%
Gender
& Poverty
High School Diploma Only
Median
Earnings
$36,085
Median
Earnings
$24,879
Of Those Families with
Female Heads of Household
and Children Present
37.4%
Live in Poverty