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

State Population:
19,618,453

Population for whom poverty status is determined:
Overall
19,108,993
Population Under 18
4,067,164
Population 25 & Over
13,407,227
Population over 65
2,973,546
14.6%
STATE
POVERTY
RATE

Living In Poverty

Individuals

14.6%
2,797,985

Children (Under 18)

20.6%
835,815

Adults 25+

12.1%
1,618,818

Senior Citizens 65+

11.5%
340,735
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.
10.8% (1,312,096)
21.6% (638,823)
23.6% (855,022)
Education & Poverty
Adult Population 25+: 13,407,227
Educational Attainment
No Degree
  13.3% (1,780,604)
Total*
  28.7% (511,057)
Living in Poverty
High School
  25.9% (3,473,876)
Total*
  14.8% (513,853)
Living in Poverty
Associate
  24.5% (3,287,627)
Total*
  10.6% (348,016)
Living in Poverty
Bachelors or Higher
  36.3% (4,865,120)
Total*
  5.1% (245,892)
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
$30.76
Median Income
$43,296
Median Income
w/High School Diploma
$31,506
Health
& Poverty
No Health Insurance
Employed
8.6%
Unemployed
17.7%
Free/Reduced Lunch Program

71%
Gender
& Poverty
High School Diploma Only
Median
Earnings
$37,180
Median
Earnings
$25,589
Of Those Families with
Female Heads of Household
and Children Present
36.4%
Live in Poverty