Richmond County, NY

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2022 Population
492,925
0.0545% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.3
0.248% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.4%
0.57% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$96,185
7.56% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$637,100
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
226,190
0.765% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Richmond County, NY had a population of 493k people with a median age of 40.3 and a median household income of $96,185. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Richmond County, NY declined from 493,194 to 492,925, a −0.0545% decrease and its median household income grew from $89,427 to $96,185, a 7.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Richmond County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (58%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.05%), White (Hispanic) (8.2%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5%).

None of the households in Richmond 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.

92.3% of the residents in Richmond County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Richmond County, NY are College of Staten Island CUNY (2,641 degrees awarded in 2022), Wagner College (554 degrees), and St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island (209 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Richmond County, NY was $637,100, and the homeownership rate was 68.6%.

Most people in Richmond County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 43.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Richmond County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Richmond County, NY is home to a population of 493k people, from which 92.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 24.5% of Richmond County, NY residents were born outside of the country (121k people).

In 2022, there were 5.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (286k people) in Richmond County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 44.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.3%
2022 Citizenship
92.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.3% of Richmond County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Richmond County, NY was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Richmond County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    286k ± 516
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    56.2k ± 846
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.6k ± 900
18.7%
Hispanic Population
92.4k people

In 2022, there were 5.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (286k people) in Richmond County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 56.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 44.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.7% of the people in Richmond County, NY are hispanic (92.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Richmond 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

24.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
121k people
24.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
120k people

As of 2022, 24.5% of Richmond County, NY residents (121k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Richmond County, NY was 24.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,419 ± 432
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,622 ± 311
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,235 ± 288

Richmond County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Richmond County, NY employs 226k people. The largest industries in Richmond County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,062 people), Educational Services (27,988 people), and Retail Trade (20,806 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($184,000), Finance & Insurance ($90,079), and Utilities ($87,847).

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

226k
2022 Value
± 4,173
0.765%
1 Year growth
± 2.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Richmond County, NY grew at a rate of 0.765%, from 224k employees to 226k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Richmond County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25,998 people), Management Occupations (20,446 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (19,421 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Richmond County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

226k
2022 Value
± 4,173
0.765%
1 Year growth
± 2.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Richmond County, NY grew at a rate of 0.765%, from 224k employees to 226k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Richmond County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,062 people), Educational Services (27,988 people), and Retail Trade (20,806 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Richmond County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Richmond 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

$65,815
Median earning men ± $1,822
$50,529
Median earning women ± $1,353

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($94,544), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,056), and Information ($84,149).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,011), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,228), and Information ($68,071).

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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. 4,953
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,929
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 1,883
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Richmond County, NY went to Donald J. Trump with 56.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.8%), followed by Other (1.23%).

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 Richmond County, NY awarded 3,493 degrees. The student population of Richmond County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,479 male students and 7,569 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Richmond County, NY are White (1,756 and 51.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (723 and 21.1%), Black or African American (406 and 11.9%), and Asian (387 and 11.3%).

The largest universities in Richmond County, NY by number of degrees awarded are College of Staten Island CUNY (2,641 and 75.6%), Wagner College (554 and 15.9%), and St Paul's School of Nursing-Staten Island (209 and 5.98%).

The most popular majors in Richmond County, NY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (402 and 11.5%), General Psychology (379 and 10.9%), and Registered Nursing (341 and 9.76%).

The median tuition costs in Richmond County, NY are $30,655 for private four year colleges, and $6,930 and $14,880 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Richmond County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,048 (42% men and 58% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,048 students enrolled in Richmond County, NY, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,916 records, of which 57.3% were women and 42.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 140 degrees awarded
  2. 379 degrees awarded
  3. 212 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Richmond County, NY was Registered Nursing with 140 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,641 degrees awarded
  2. 554 degrees awarded
  3. 209 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was College of Staten Island CUNY with 2,641 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,206 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Richmond County, NY, which is 0.527 times less than the 2,287 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 1,756 degrees mean that there were 2.43 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 723 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 ($30,655) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,364) 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 Richmond County, NY was $637,100 in 2022, which is 2.26 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $575,500 to $637,100, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Richmond County, NY is 68.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Richmond County, NY have an average commute time of 43.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Richmond County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Richmond County, NY is $96,185. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Richmond County, NY was Census Tract 176 with a value of $175,865, followed by Census Tract 121 and Census Tract 189.01, with respective values of $160,625 and $147,513.

In 2022, 24.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Richmond County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.86%.

Property

$637,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,166
$116,662
Median Property Taxes
±$2,494

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 Richmond County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.6% of the housing units in Richmond County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 176
  2. Census Tract 121
  3. Census Tract 189.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Richmond County, NY was Census Tract 176 with a value of $175,865, followed by Census Tract 121 and Census Tract 189.01, with respective values of $160,625 and $147,513.

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

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Household Income

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$96,185
Median Household Income
± $2,504
170k
Number of Households
± 3,600

In 2022, the median household income of the 170k households in Richmond County, NY grew to $96,185 from the previous year's value of $89,427.

The following chart displays the households in Richmond 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Richmond 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 (53.9%)
  2. Public Transit (25.1%)
  3. Carpooled (8.5%)

In 2022, 53.9% of workers in Richmond County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (25.1%) and those who carpooled to work (8.5%).

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Commute Time

43.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Richmond County, NY have a longer commute time (43.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 13.5% of the workforce in Richmond 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, 24.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Richmond County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.86%.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Richmond County, NY (50.6k out of 488k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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, 15% of the children was living in poverty in Richmond 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 598 in Richmond County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 9.86 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.1% of the population of Richmond County, NY has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 9.87% on non-group plans, and 0.338% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Richmond County, NY see 1037 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (1024 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1499 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 400 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,037 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Richmond County, NY

Primary care physicians in Richmond County, NY see an average of 1,037 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% increase from the previous year (1,024 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Richmond County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.92%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
9.87%
Non-Group
0.338%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Richmond County, NY declined by 5.04% from 4.13% to 3.92%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 33.2 in Richmond 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 29.8% in Richmond County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.94% in Richmond County, NY.

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