Putnam County, NY

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2020 Population
98,714
0.0739% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
44.2
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
5.59%
12.3% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$107,246
2.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$366,400
2.2% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
51,271
0.0137% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Putnam County, NY had a population of 98.7k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $107,246. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Putnam County, NY declined from 98,787 to 98,714, a −0.0739% decrease and its median household income grew from $104,486 to $107,246, a 2.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.6%), White (Hispanic) (7.42%), Other (Hispanic) (5.74%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.78%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.08%).

None of the households in Putnam 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.

94.8% of the residents in Putnam County, NY are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Putnam County, NY was $366,400, and the homeownership rate was 82.5%. Most people in Putnam County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 40 minutes. The average car ownership in Putnam County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Putnam County, NY is home to a population of 98.7k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 13.9% of Putnam County, NY residents were born outside of the country (13.8k people).

In 2020, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.6k people) in Putnam County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.32k White (Hispanic) and 5.67k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Putnam County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    76.6k ± 210
  2. White (Hispanic)
    7.32k ± 884
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.67k ± 832
15.6%
Hispanic Population
15.4k people

In 2020, there were 10.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (76.6k people) in Putnam County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.32k White (Hispanic) and 5.67k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.6% of the people in Putnam County, NY are hispanic (15.4k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13.8k people
12.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people

As of 2020, 13.9% of Putnam County, NY residents (13.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Putnam County, NY was 12.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2020, the median age of all people in Putnam County, NY was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Putnam County, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2019, the average age of all Putnam County, NY residents was 44.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    495,720 ± 17,065 people
  2. China
    408,272 ± 15,522 people
  3. Jamaica
    227,326 ± 11,637 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 495,720 New York residents, followed by China with 408,272 and Jamaica with 227,326.

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Citizenship

94.8%
2020 Citizenship
95.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.8% of Putnam County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Putnam County, NY was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,553 ± 245
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    407 ± 220
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    396 ± 173

Putnam County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New York, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New York (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New York. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New York.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New York across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Putnam County, NY is $107,246. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Putnam County, NY was Census Tract 110 with a value of $151,250, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 117, with respective values of $129,297 and $122,989.

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $66,479. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Putnam County, NY employs 51.3k people. The largest industries in Putnam County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,396 people), Educational Services (6,641 people), and Retail Trade (4,926 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,871), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,711), and Public Administration ($83,509).

Wages

Median Household Income

$107,246
2020 value
± $3,741
2.64%
1 Year Growth
± 4.58%

Households in Putnam County, NY have a median annual income of $107,246, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $104,486 in 2019, which represents a 2.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$85,171
Average Male Salary in New York
± $1,267
$66,479
Average Female Salary in New York
± $926

In 2020, full-time male employees in New York made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New York
  1. White
    $72,560 ± $946
  2. Asian
    $70,995 ± $2,574
  3. Two or More Races
    $56,378 ± $2,889

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New York.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Putnam County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2020 Wage GINI in New York
0.497
2019 Wage GINI in New York

In 2020, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.645% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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 110
  2. Census Tract 106
  3. Census Tract 117

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Putnam County, NY was Census Tract 110 with a value of $151,250, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 117, with respective values of $129,297 and $122,989.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Putnam County, NY (5.44k out of 97.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    4,040 ± 541
  2. Hispanic
    1,261 ± 269
  3. Other
    588 ± 190

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

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

51.3k
2020 Value
± 1,711
0.0137%
1 Year growth
± 4.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Putnam County, NY grew at a rate of 0.0137%, from 51.3k employees to 51.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Putnam County, NY, are Management Occupations (6,084 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,035 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,798 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Putnam County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Putnam County, NY, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (6,084 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,035 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,798 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.13 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.72 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Putnam County, NY, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($120,965), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($106,313), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($98,972).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

51.3k
2020 Value
± 1,711
0.0137%
1 Year growth
± 4.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Putnam County, NY grew at a rate of 0.0137%, from 51.3k employees to 51.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Putnam County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,396 people), Educational Services (6,641 people), and Retail Trade (4,926 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Putnam County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Putnam 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 Putnam County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,396 people), Educational Services (6,641 people), and Retail Trade (4,926 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Putnam County, NY has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.54 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.43 times), and Information (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Putnam County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($103,871), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($85,711), and Public Administration ($83,509).

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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. $140B
  2. $74.5B
  3. $67.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $140B, followed by Electronics ($74.5B) and Mixed freight ($67.4B).

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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$818B
2020 Value in New York
$1.62T
Projected 2050 Value in New York
98% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $818B. This is expected to increase 98% to $1.62T by 2050.

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. $67.2B
  2. $49.9B
  3. $31.3B

In 2020, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $67.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $49.9B and California and $31.3B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Putnam County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 52.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.1%), followed by Other (1.21%). The most partisan county was New York County, NY with 86% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

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 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Putnam County, NY
52.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in New York
  1. 86% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 82.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in New York was New York County, NY with 86% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New York colored by their party leaning.

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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 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New York have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Putnam County, NY was $366,400 in 2020, which is 1.59 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $358,500 to $366,400, a 2.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Putnam County, NY is 82.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Putnam County, NY have an average commute time of 40 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Putnam County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$366,400
2020 Median
± $6,276
$358,500
2019 Median
± $4,187

In 2020, the median property value in Putnam County, NY grew to to $366,400 from the previous year's value of $358,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Putnam 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 Putnam County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$107,246
Median Household Income
± $3,741
34.9k
Number of Households
± 1,365

In 2020, the median household income of the 34.9k households in Putnam County, NY grew to $107,246 from the previous year's value of $104,486.

The following chart displays the households in Putnam 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.5%
2020 Homeownership
81.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 82.5% of the housing units in Putnam County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Putnam County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

40 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Putnam County, NY have a longer commute time (40 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 9.17% of the workforce in Putnam County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.03%)
  3. Public Transit (7.82%)

In 2020, 74.7% of workers in Putnam County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.03%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.82%).

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

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Health

95.9% of the population of Putnam County, NY has health coverage, with 60.3% on employee plans, 9.69% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.318% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New York was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, NY see 2018 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.444% decrease from the previous year (2027 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1666 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Orleans County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.7%). Additionally, Chenango County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,018 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Putnam County, NY

Primary care physicians in Putnam County, NY see an average of 2,018 patients per year. This represents a 0.444% decrease from the previous year (2,027 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Putnam 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New York
$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

4.13%
Uninsured
60.3%
Employer Coverage
9.69%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.318%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Putnam County, NY grew by 11.7% from 3.7% to 4.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Putnam 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. 15.7% prevalence
  2. 14.3% prevalence
  3. 14.2% prevalence

Orleans County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 15.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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