Broome County, NY

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2022 Population
198,365
0.114% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
19.1%
1.82% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,317
8.03% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$139,200
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
87,302
1.21% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Broome County, NY had a population of 198k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $58,317. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Broome County, NY declined from 198,591 to 198,365, a −0.114% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,982 to $58,317, a 8.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Broome County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.7%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.63%).

None of the households in Broome 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.

96.5% of the residents in Broome County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Broome County, NY are Binghamton University (5,273 degrees awarded in 2022) and SUNY Broome Community College (736 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Broome County, NY was $139,200, and the homeownership rate was 64.8%.

Most people in Broome County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Broome County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Broome County, NY is home to a population of 198k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.53% of Broome County, NY residents were born outside of the country (14.9k people).

In 2022, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (161k people) in Broome County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.91k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.77k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Broome County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Broome County, NY was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Broome County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    161k ± 328
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.91k ± 836
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    9.77k ± 345
4.75%
Hispanic Population
9.43k people

In 2022, there were 16.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (161k people) in Broome County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.91k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.77k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.75% of the people in Broome County, NY are hispanic (9.43k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Broome 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

7.53%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.9k people
7.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people

As of 2022, 7.53% of Broome County, NY residents (14.9k 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 Broome County, NY was 7.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,962 ± 368
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,564 ± 302
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,329 ± 269

Broome County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Broome County, NY employs 87.3k people. The largest industries in Broome County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,139 people), Educational Services (13,840 people), and Retail Trade (10,725 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,276), Public Administration ($66,490), and Finance & Insurance ($58,885).

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

87.3k
2022 Value
± 2,276
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 3.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Broome County, NY grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 86.3k employees to 87.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Broome County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,554 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (8,443 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,943 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Broome County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

87.3k
2022 Value
± 2,276
1.21%
1 Year growth
± 3.62%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Broome County, NY grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 86.3k employees to 87.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Broome County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,139 people), Educational Services (13,840 people), and Retail Trade (10,725 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Broome County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Broome 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

$45,462
Median earning men ± $1,621
$34,763
Median earning women ± $1,265

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,357), Public Administration ($75,124), and Manufacturing ($61,205).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,411), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,165), and Wholesale Trade ($47,885).

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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. 1,640
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 887
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 868
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Broome County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (46.8%), followed by Other (1.69%).

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 Broome County, NY awarded 6,060 degrees. The student population of Broome County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,186 male students and 12,748 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Broome County, NY are White (3,684 and 66.1%), followed by Asian (768 and 13.8%), Hispanic or Latino (561 and 10.1%), and Black or African American (283 and 5.08%).

The largest universities in Broome County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Binghamton University (5,273 and 87%) and SUNY Broome Community College (736 and 12.1%).

The most popular majors in Broome County, NY are General Biological Sciences (466 and 7.69%), General Psychology (326 and 5.38%), and General Business Administration & Management (297 and 4.9%).

The median tuition costs in Broome County, NY are $16,500 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $24,910 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Broome County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 41.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 23,934 (46.7% men and 53.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 23,934 students enrolled in Broome County, NY, 46.7% men and 53.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,209 records, of which 53.4% were women and 46.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 443 degrees awarded
  2. 310 degrees awarded
  3. 237 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Broome County, NY was General Biological Sciences with 443 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,273 degrees awarded
  2. 736 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Binghamton University with 5,273 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,807 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Broome County, NY, which is 0.863 times less than the 3,253 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 3,684 degrees mean that there were 4.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 768 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 ($16,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,293) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) 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 Broome County, NY was $139,200 in 2022, which is 0.494 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $122,200 to $139,200, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Broome County, NY is 64.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Broome County, NY have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Broome County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Broome County, NY is $58,317. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Broome County, NY was Census Tract 130 with a value of $101,202, followed by Census Tract 146 and Census Tract 121.01, with respective values of $100,726 and $93,594.

In 2022, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Broome County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.07%.

Property

$139,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,710
$52,748
Median Property Taxes
±$1,564

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Broome County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.8%
Homeownership
2022
60.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.8% of the housing units in Broome County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 130
  2. Census Tract 146
  3. Census Tract 121.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Broome County, NY was Census Tract 130 with a value of $101,202, followed by Census Tract 146 and Census Tract 121.01, with respective values of $100,726 and $93,594.

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

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Household Income

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$58,317
Median Household Income
± $1,761
81.3k
Number of Households
± 2,086

In 2022, the median household income of the 81.3k households in Broome County, NY grew to $58,317 from the previous year's value of $53,982.

The following chart displays the households in Broome 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 Broome 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 (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.72%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.01%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Broome County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.72%) and those who worked at home (7.01%).

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Broome County, NY have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Broome 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, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Broome County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.07%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Broome County, NY (36k out of 189k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 23.8% of the children was living in poverty in Broome County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 315 in Broome County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 68.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Broome County, NY has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.977% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Broome County, NY see 1169 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.63% decrease from the previous year (1213 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1414 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 425 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,169 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Broome County, NY

Primary care physicians in Broome County, NY see an average of 1,169 patients per year. This represents a 3.63% decrease from the previous year (1,213 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 23.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.77%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
0.977%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Broome County, NY declined by 4.16% from 3.93% to 3.77%.

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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 48.7 in Broome County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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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 31.5% in Broome 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 5.21% in Broome County, NY.

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