West Point, NY

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Population

6,536

1.06% decline

Poverty Rate

1.33%


Median Age

21.2


Median Household Income

$100,039

5.71% decline

Number of Employees

786

2% decline

About

In 2017, West Point, NY had a population of 6.54k people with a median age of 21.2 and a median household income of $100,039. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of West Point, NY declined from 6,606 to 6,536, a -1.06% decrease and its median household income declined from $106,094 to $100,039, a -5.71% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in West Point, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.3%), White (Hispanic) (6.23%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.86%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (4.88%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.22%). N/A% of the people in West Point, NY speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in West Point, NY are United States Military Academy (1,067 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in West Point, NY is N/A, and the homeownership rate is 1.15%. Most people in West Point, NY commute by Walked, and the average commute time is 6.19 minutes. The average car ownership in West Point, NY is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of West Point, NY employs 786 people. The largest industries in West Point, NY are Public Administration (223 people), Educational Services (117 people), and Retail Trade (87 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($141,250), Finance & Insurance ($141,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,667).

Median household income in West Point, NY is $100,039. Males in West Point, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in West Point, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,039

2017 value

± $9,020

-5.71%

1 Year Growth

± 17.1%

Households in West Point, NY have a median annual income of $100,039, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $106,094 in 2016, which represents a -5.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for West Point, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in West Point, NY was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in West Point, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

1.33% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in West Point, NY (40 out of 3.01k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 5.

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

    19 ± 77

  2. Two Or More

    16 ± 80

  3. Asian

    5 ± 81

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in West Point, NY is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

786

2017 Value

± 167

-2%

1 Year decline

± 31.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Point, NY declined at a rate of -2%, from 802 employees to 786 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in West Point, NY, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (185 people), Management Occupations (94 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (73 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of West Point, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of West Point, NY, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (185 people), Management Occupations (94 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (73 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Point, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3.89 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.45 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of West Point, NY, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($100,167), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($99,250), and Education Information, & Library Occupations ($93,802).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

786

2017 Value

± 167

-2%

1 Year decline

± 31.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in West Point, NY declined at a rate of -2%, from 802 employees to 786 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in West Point, NY, are Public Administration (223 people), Educational Services (117 people), and Retail Trade (87 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of West Point, NY, though some of these residents may live in West Point, 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 West Point, NY, by number of employees, are Public Administration (223 people), Educational Services (117 people), and Retail Trade (87 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, West Point, NY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (6.08 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.61 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in West Point, NY, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($141,250), Finance & Insurance ($141,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,667).

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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. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

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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$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

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. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

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

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Health

100% of the population of West Point, NY has health coverage, with 16.9% on employee plans, 1.65% on Medicaid, 0.862% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 62.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of West Point, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in West Point, NY see 1368 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.32% increase from the previous year (1324 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1458 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 478 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,368 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Orange County, NY see an average of 1,368 patients per year. This represents a 3.32% increase from the previous year (1,324 patients).

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

$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

0%

Uninsured

16.9%

Employer Coverage

1.65%

Medicaid

0.862%

Medicare

17.7%

Non-Group

62.9%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in West Point, NY stayed by NaNN% from 0% to 0%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in West Point, 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. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

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Diversity

West Point, NY is home to a population of 6.54k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.41% of West Point, NY residents were born outside of the country (288 people).

In 2017, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.79k people) in West Point, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 407 White (Hispanic) and 383 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

21

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in West Point, NY was 21.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 21, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in West Point, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all West Point, NY residents was 21.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

288 people

3.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

238 people

As of 2017, 4.41% of West Point, NY residents (288 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in West Point, NY was 3.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of West Point, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in West Point, NY was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in West Point, NY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    4.79k ± 347

  2. White (Hispanic)

    407 ± 136

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    383 ± 175

In 2017, there were 11.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.79k people) in West Point, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 407 White (Hispanic) and 383 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in West Point, NY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    785 ± 239

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    91 ± 60

  3. Vietnam

    7 ± 25

West Point, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 8.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in West Point, NY awarded 1,067 degrees. The student population of West Point, NY is skewed towards men, with 3,507 male students and 984 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in West Point, NY are White (732 and 69.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (133 and 12.6%), Asian (81 and 7.69%), and Black or African American (73 and 6.93%).

The largest universities in West Point, NY by number of degrees awarded are United States Military Academy (1,067 and 100%).

The most popular majors in West Point, NY are General Business Administration & Management (91 and 8.53%), Mechanical Engineering (72 and 6.75%), and Systems Engineering (70 and 6.56%).

The median tuition costs in West Point, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 91 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 70 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in West Point, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 91 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,067 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the West Point, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was United States Military Academy with 1,067 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

892

Degrees Awarded to Men

175

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 892 men were awarded degrees from institutions in West Point, NY, which is 5.1 times more than the 175 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in West Point, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    732 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    133 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    81 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in West Point, NY were to White students. These 732 degrees mean that there were 5.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 133 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in West Point, NY was N/A in N/A, which is N/A times the same as the national average of $229,700. Between N/A and N/A the median property value increased from N/A to N/A, a N/A N/A. The homeownership rate in West Point, NY is 1.15%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in West Point, NY have an average commute time of 6.19 minutes, and they commute by Walked. Car ownership in West Point, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

N/A Median

  1. N/A

    ± N/A

  2. N/A

    ± N/A

In N/A, the median property value in West Point, NY N/A to N/A from the previous year's value of N/A.

The following charts display, first, the property values in West Point, 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 West Point, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $400k - $500k range.

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Household Income

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$100,039

Median Household Income

± $9,020

785

Number of Households

± 151

In 2017, the median household income of the 785 households in West Point, NY declined from $100,039 from the previous year's value of $106,094.

The following chart displays the households in West Point, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

1.15%

2017 Homeownership

0.977%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 1.15% of the housing units in West Point, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 0.977%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in West Point, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

6.19 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in West Point, NY have a shorter commute time (6.19 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.25% of the workforce in West Point, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Walked

    37%

  2. Worked At Home

    34.9%

  3. Drove Alone

    22.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in West Point, NY was Walked (37%), followed by those who Worked At Home (34.9%) and those who Drove Alone (22.7%).

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 West Point, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in West Point, NY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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