Monroe County, NY

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2020 Population
743,084
0.0346% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39
0.257% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
2.19% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,087
3.35% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$152,000
2.43% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
366,871
0.331% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Monroe County, NY had a population of 743k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $62,087. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Monroe County, NY declined from 743,341 to 743,084, a −0.0346% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,075 to $62,087, a 3.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.73%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.61%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.76%).

None of the households in Monroe County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.6% of the residents in Monroe County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County, NY are Rochester Institute of Technology (4,154 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Rochester (4,035 degrees), and SUNY Brockport (2,437 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Monroe County, NY was $152,000, and the homeownership rate was 63.3%.

Most people in Monroe County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, NY was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Monroe County, NY is home to a population of 743k people, from which 96.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.46% of Monroe County, NY residents were born outside of the country (62.9k people).

In 2020, there were 4.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (520k people) in Monroe County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 35.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.6%
2020 Citizenship
96.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.6% of Monroe County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, NY was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    520k ± 672
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    105k ± 1.09k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    35.2k ± 1.53k
9.1%
Hispanic Population
67.6k people

In 2020, there were 4.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (520k people) in Monroe County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 35.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.1% of the people in Monroe County, NY are hispanic (67.6k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    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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Foreign-Born Population

8.46%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
62.9k people
8.71%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
64.7k people

As of 2020, 8.46% of Monroe County, NY residents (62.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe County, NY was 8.71%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,412 ± 646
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,263 ± 659
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,577 ± 383

Monroe County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Monroe County, NY employs 367k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (64,080 people), Educational Services (51,853 people), and Manufacturing (41,506 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,426), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,793).

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.

Occupations

367k
2020 Value
± 4,643
−0.331%
1 Year decline
± 1.68%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Monroe County, NY declined at a rate of −0.331%, from 368k employees to 367k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (43,093 people), Management Occupations (39,744 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (35,133 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

367k
2020 Value
± 4,643
−0.331%
1 Year decline
± 1.68%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Monroe County, NY declined at a rate of −0.331%, from 368k employees to 367k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (64,080 people), Educational Services (51,853 people), and Manufacturing (41,506 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Monroe County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,733
Median earning men ± $1,130
$35,064
Median earning women ± $694

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($70,482), Wholesale Trade ($61,717), and Manufacturing ($57,200).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($47,614), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,840), and Manufacturing ($45,479).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 7,104
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 4,421
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 4,039
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $13.4M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $9.49M
    Manufacturing
  3. $4.79M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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.

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

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 27 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 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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In 2020, universities in Monroe County, NY awarded 16,164 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, NY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 26,207 male students and 29,296 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, NY are White (9,656 and 69.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,320 and 9.52%), Hispanic or Latino (1,011 and 7.29%), and Asian (917 and 6.61%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Rochester Institute of Technology (4,154 and 25.7%), University of Rochester (4,035 and 25%), and SUNY Brockport (2,437 and 15.1%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County, NY are Registered Nursing (940 and 5.82%), Other Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods (680 and 4.21%), and General Business Administration & Management (668 and 4.13%).

The median tuition costs in Monroe County, NY are $34,595 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $16,980 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Monroe County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 55,503 (47.2% men and 52.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 55,503 students enrolled in Monroe County, NY, 47.2% men and 52.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 32,312 records, of which 53% were women and 47% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 423 degree-majors awarded
  2. 362 degree-majors awarded
  3. 835 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Monroe County, NY was General Psychology with 423 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,154 degrees awarded
  2. 4,035 degrees awarded
  3. 2,437 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rochester Institute of Technology with 4,154 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 7,253 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County, NY, which is 0.814 times less than the 8,911 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 9,656 degrees mean that there were 7.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,320 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 ($34,595) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,554) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.5% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.01M), Bachelors Degree (3.13M), and Some college (2.8M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, NY was $152,000 in 2020, which is 0.661 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $148,400 to $152,000, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, NY is 63.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Monroe County, NY have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Monroe County, NY is $62,087. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County, NY was Census Tract 123.05 with a value of $162,303, followed by Census Tract 117.08 and Census Tract 123.04, with respective values of $156,534 and $134,350.

In 2021, 16.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.365%.

Property

$152,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,281
$193,319
Median Property Taxes
±$2,904

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Monroe County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.3%
Homeownership
2020
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63.3% of the housing units in Monroe County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, NY was Census Tract 123.05 with a value of $162,303, followed by Census Tract 117.08 and Census Tract 123.04, with respective values of $156,534 and $134,350.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,087
Median Household Income
± $820
301k
Number of Households
± 3,334

In 2020, the median household income of the 301k households in Monroe County, NY grew to $62,087 from the previous year's value of $60,075.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe County, NY is from New York.
0.494
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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.47%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.02%)

In 2020, 78.8% of workers in Monroe County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.47%) and those who worked at home (7.02%).

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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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, NY have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Monroe County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, NY have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.365%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, NY (101k out of 718k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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 2021, 18.9% of the children was living in poverty in Monroe County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 326 in Monroe County, NY. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 37.2 per 100,000 population.

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96.8% of the population of Monroe County, NY has health coverage, with 50.9% on employee plans, 19.4% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 0.627% 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 Monroe County, NY see 943 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.78% decrease from the previous year (970 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1161 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 340 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, NY see an average of 943 patients per year. This represents a 2.78% decrease from the previous year (970 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.6% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.23%
Uninsured
50.9%
Employer Coverage
19.4%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
0.627%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, NY declined by 1.76% from 3.29% to 3.23%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.2 in Monroe County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 30.9% in Monroe County, NY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.29% in Monroe County, NY.

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