Monday, April 27, 2015

Deep Poverty Within Age Groups for the Region, NYS and the US (2013)

A continuing look at those in deep poverty. The chart below shows the percent of people in deep poverty (defined as those living in families where the income level is less than 50% of what defines poverty for that particular family structure) within various age groupings. Data from the Herkimer Oneida County region, as well as New York State and the United States, is provided.

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Comparison of Children in Poverty 1990 Versus 2013

Recently I posted about regional children living in poverty. In that post I introduced the concepts of people living in "near poverty, "in poverty" and in "deep poverty".

"Near poverty" identifies, in this case, children under the age of 18 who live in a family where the poverty level is between 150% and 101% of poverty. So technically they are not in poverty at this time, but considered to be on the edge of poverty, or "near" poverty.

"In poverty" is for children where their family level of income is between the actual the poverty level (100% of the poverty income level) and 51% of the poverty income level.

Children in "deep poverty" are those where families are at 50% or less of the poverty levels. For these families, they are a long ways from getting out of poverty, hence the idea that they are seen as being in "deep" poverty.

The previous post just took a look at the current percentage of children in the two county area that live at each of these poverty levels. In order to provide a bit more context, here is some data that covers the regional MSA (Herkimer and Oneida Counties combined), New York State, and the United States for the years 1990 and 2013 for children in poverty. Each has seen an increase in levels of poverty pretty much across the board.

Please NOTE: In order to get the percentage of children living in poverty as more traditionally defined, you would simply add the percentages of the bottom two segments on the graph below - that is, add the percent of those in "deep poverty" to the percent "in poverty". 


Friday, April 24, 2015

Regional Children in Poverty: Kids In "Near Poverty", "In Poverty" and In "Deep Poverty"

We often talk about people, and especially children, in poverty. Not all levels of poverty are seen the same. Most government measures of poverty identify three levels, or depths, of poverty: "near poverty", "in poverty", and "deep poverty".

"Near poverty" identifies, in this case, children under the age of 18 who live in a family where the poverty level is between 150% and 101% of poverty. So technically they are not in poverty at this time, but considered to be on the edge of poverty, or "near" poverty.

"In poverty" is for children where their family level of income is between the actual the poverty level (100% of the poverty income level) and 51% of the poverty income level.

Children in "deep poverty" are those where families are at 50% or less of the poverty levels. For these families, they are a long ways from getting out of poverty, hence the idea that they are seen as being in "deep" poverty.

The graphic below shows depth of poverty among all children age 17 and under in the region. While a total of around 27% are actually below poverty, you can see how a large portion of the 27% are in deep poverty (11%). In addition, another 16.0% are hovering near poverty.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Median Housing Values in Herkimer County

These are the median housing values of owner occupied households in towns and the City of Little Falls according to the 2013 ACS Five Year Estimates. Click to enlarge the map and make it more readable !

HERKIMER COUNTY MEDIAN HOUSING VALUES OF OWNER OCCUPIED HOUSEHOLDS

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Languages Spoken At Home Other Than English (2013)

Regionally speaking.....


However in those 1 out of 10 households...

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To see a more specific listing of locally spoken languages, see this older post about languages spoken at home!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day By The Numbers (2015)

Renewable Energy

$9.8 billion
Revenues in 2012 for electric power generation industries that use renewable energy resources, such as hydro, wind, geothermal, biomass, solar and other electric power generation. This figure is up 49.0 percent from $6.6 billion in 2007.

697
The number of wind, geothermal, biomass, solar and other electric power generation business establishments in 2012, up from 312 in 2007.

5,456
The number of employees in wind electric power generation, the most among the industries using renewable energy in 2012.

$5 billion

Revenues for the wind electric power generation industry in 2012, the highest among the industries using renewable energy resources. Hydroelectric power generation followed with revenues of $2.4 billion. Geothermal electric power generation had revenues of just under $1 billion ($995.4 million), followed by biomass electric power generation, with $934.6 million in revenues, solar electric power generation, with $472.4 million, and other electric power generation, with $59.0 million.

Source: 2012 Economic Census

 

Heating and Cooling the Home

2.4 million
Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by wood in 2013, which is 2.1 percent of all homes.

50,235
Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country totally heated by solar energy in 2013.

56.8 million
Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by utility gas in 2013, which is 49.1 percent of all homes.

Source: 2009-2013 American Community Survey five-year estimates, Table B25040.

91%
Estimated percent of newly built single-family homes across the country with air-conditioning in 2013.

Source: 2013 Characteristics of New Housing
Presence of Air-Conditioning in New Single-Family Houses Completed

 

Commuting to Work

25.8 minutes
Estimated average time for workers age 16 and older across the country spent getting to work in 2013, up from 25.7 minutes in 2012 and 25.5 minutes in 2011.

32.5 and 32.1 minutes
Estimated average time for workers age 16 and older in Maryland and New York spent getting to work in 2013, the longest commute time in the nation. (The two times are not statistically different.) Maryland’s time is up from 31.8 minutes in 2012.

17.9
Estimated average time workers age 16 and older in North Dakota and Wyoming spent getting to work in 2013, the shortest one-way commute times in the nation.

882,198
Estimated number of people who rode a bicycle to work in 2013. This comes out to about 0.6 percent of the American workforce.

4,000,459
Estimated number of people who walked to work in 2013. This comes out to about 2.8 percent of the American workforce.

Source: 2013 American Community Survey

 

Working in the Nuclear and Forestry Fields

53,515
Number of workers employed in forestry and logging (NAICS 113) across the U.S. in 2012, up from 53,034 in 2011. They had an average annual salary of $39,616, up from $37,986 in 2011.

Source: 2012 County Business Patterns

52,906
Number of workers employed in nuclear electric power generation (NAICS 221113) across the U.S. in 2012.

82.3%​
Increase in the number of nuclear electric power generation (NAICS 221113) establishments across the U.S. in 2012, from 79 establishments in 2007 to 144 establishments in 2012.

$950.0 million
Increase in revenue by nuclear electric power generation (NAICS 221113) establishments, from $29.0 billion in 2007 to $29.9 billion in 2012.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census and 2007 Economic Census

 

 

Using Energy

18,817 trillion Btu
The energy consumption in the U.S. manufacturing sector in 2010, down 17 percent from the 22,576 trillion Btu (British thermal units) consumed in 2002.

-32%
The drop in the consumption of coal in the U.S. manufacturing sector from 2002 to 2010, going from 1,956 trillion Btu in 2002 down to 1,328 trillion Btu consumed in 2010.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2010 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey

 

Building a House

2,598 square feet
The average size of a single-family home completed in 2013; 59,000 had two or fewer bedrooms and 251,000 had four bedrooms or more.

$324,500
The average sales price of a new single-family home sold in 2013. In 2012, the average sales price of a single-family home sold was $292,200.

10,000
The number of multifamily buildings built across the U.S. in 2013. Of these, 6,000 used electricity as the primary heating fuel.

Source: 2013 Characteristics of New Housing

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

19.8%
Increase in the number of recyclable material merchant wholesalers (NAICS 423930) establishments across the U.S. in 2012, from 7,377 establishments in 2007 to 8,838 establishments in 2012.


116,229
Number of employees working for recyclable material merchant wholesalers (NAICS 423930) in 2012, up 11.0 percent from 104,671 employees in 2007.

$93.5 billion
Sales for recyclable material merchant wholesalers (NAICS 423930) in 2012, up 16.7 percent from $80.1 billion in 2007. 2012 sales for recyclable paper and paperboard products: $9.8 billion. 2012 sales for recyclable plastics products: $2.3 billion.  2012 sales for recyclable glass products: $0.6 billion.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census and 2007 Economic Census

$8.4 billion
Product shipments value for recycled paperboard in 2013.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 Annual Survey of Manufactures

 

 

Collecting Revenue

$1.5 billion
Estimated revenue for “waste collection – hazardous waste management collection services” in 2013 for estimated sources of revenue for U.S. employer firms. This was up 16.4 percent from 2012.

$6.6 billion
Estimated revenue for “waste treatment and disposal – hazardous waste treatment and disposal services” in 2013 for estimated sources of revenue for U.S. employer firms. This was up 5.6 percent from 2012.

$12.9 billion
Estimated revenue for “local, fixed-route passenger transportation, by road and transit rail” in 2013 for estimated sources of revenue for employer firms. This is up 5.2 percent from 2012.

Source: 2013 Service Annual Survey, Table 4

Regional Homeowners and Their Mortgage Status (2013)

According to the data from the ACS for our regional PUMA (basically all of both counties minus the southern most towns), slightly more than half of all home owners still have outstanding balances on either their mortgage or on home equity loans. Of course that also means that 48% have no outstanding balance and own their homes free and clear.