Monroe County, NY

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2022 Population
756,406
0.122% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.3
0.255% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
1.52% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,450
7.74% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,700
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
373,267
0.11% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Monroe County, NY had a population of 756k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $71,450. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Monroe County, NY declined from 757,332 to 756,406, a −0.122% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,317 to $71,450, a 7.74% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), White (Hispanic) (3.48%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%).

None of the households in Monroe 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.

96.8% of the residents in Monroe County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County, NY are University of Rochester (4,141 degrees awarded in 2022), Rochester Institute of Technology (3,837 degrees), and SUNY Brockport (2,302 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Monroe County, NY was $182,700, and the homeownership rate was 63.7%.

Most people in Monroe County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Monroe County, NY is home to a population of 756k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.01% of Monroe County, NY residents were born outside of the country (60.6k people).

In 2022, there were 4.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (520k people) in Monroe County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 28.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Monroe County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, NY was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    520k ± 880
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 1.44k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    28.2k ± 731
9.55%
Hispanic Population
72.3k people

In 2022, there were 4.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (520k people) in Monroe County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 106k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 28.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.55% of the people in Monroe County, NY are hispanic (72.3k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
60.6k people
8.49%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
64.3k people

As of 2022, 8.01% of Monroe County, NY residents (60.6k 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 Monroe County, NY was 8.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    10,508 ± 692
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,527 ± 606
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,789 ± 523

Monroe County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Monroe County, NY employs 373k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (65,988 people), Educational Services (53,932 people), and Retail Trade (40,248 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,500), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,819), and Public Administration ($68,552).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

373k
2022 Value
± 4,802
−0.11%
1 Year decline
± 1.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County, NY declined at a rate of −0.11%, from 374k employees to 373k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,981 people), Management Occupations (41,814 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (34,456 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

373k
2022 Value
± 4,802
−0.11%
1 Year decline
± 1.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County, NY declined at a rate of −0.11%, from 374k employees to 373k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (65,988 people), Educational Services (53,932 people), and Retail Trade (40,248 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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

$53,827
Median earning men ± $1,028
$41,083
Median earning women ± $686

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,066), Wholesale Trade ($71,822), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,121).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,152), Public Administration ($55,449), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,463).

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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. 7,104
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,421
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 4,039
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Monroe County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38%), followed by Other (1.88%).

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 Monroe County, NY awarded 15,413 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 25,337 male students and 27,356 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, NY are White (9,234 and 69.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,231 and 9.28%), Hispanic or Latino (972 and 7.33%), and Asian (943 and 7.11%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, NY by number of degrees awarded are University of Rochester (4,141 and 26.9%), Rochester Institute of Technology (3,837 and 24.9%), and SUNY Brockport (2,302 and 14.9%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County, NY are Registered Nursing (915 and 5.94%), Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (675 and 4.38%), and General Business Administration & Management (623 and 4.04%).

The median tuition costs in Monroe County, NY are $36,748 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $16,980 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Monroe County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 60.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 52,693 (48.1% men and 51.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 52,693 students enrolled in Monroe County, NY, 48.1% men and 51.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 29,362 records, of which 52.3% were women and 47.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 391 degrees awarded
  2. 322 degrees awarded
  3. 819 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Monroe County, NY was Computer Science with 391 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,141 degrees awarded
  2. 3,837 degrees awarded
  3. 2,302 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Rochester with 4,141 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,753 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County, NY, which is 0.78 times less than the 8,660 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 9,234 degrees mean that there were 7.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,231 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,748) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,550) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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Race

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 Monroe County, NY was $182,700 in 2022, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,000 to $182,700, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, NY is 63.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Monroe County, NY have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monroe County, NY is $71,450. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County, NY was Census Tract 123.05 with a value of $177,159, followed by Census Tract 117.08 and Census Tract 123.04, with respective values of $162,731 and $146,603.

In 2022, 16.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.374%.

Property

$182,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,109
$200,332
Median Property Taxes
±$2,771

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Rent vs Own

63.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.7% of the housing units in Monroe County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 123.05
  2. Census Tract 117.08
  3. Census Tract 123.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, NY was Census Tract 123.05 with a value of $177,159, followed by Census Tract 117.08 and Census Tract 123.04, with respective values of $162,731 and $146,603.

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

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Household Income

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$71,450
Median Household Income
± $965
315k
Number of Households
± 4,482

In 2022, the median household income of the 315k households in Monroe County, NY grew to $71,450 from the previous year's value of $66,317.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 (74.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.68%)

In 2022, 74.7% of workers in Monroe County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.68%).

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, NY have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.06% of the workforce in Monroe County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.374%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, NY (98.5k out of 732k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, NY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.4% of the children was living in poverty in Monroe County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 326 in Monroe County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 37.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.8% of the population of Monroe County, NY has health coverage, with 50% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.668% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, NY see 921 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.33% decrease from the previous year (943 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1172 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 319 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

921 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, NY

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, NY see an average of 921 patients per year. This represents a 2.33% decrease from the previous year (943 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 37.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.16%
Uninsured
50%
Employer Coverage
20.1%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
0.668%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, NY declined by 2.3% from 3.23% to 3.16%.

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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 53 in Monroe County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 31.8% in Monroe County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.22% in Monroe County, NY.

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