Monday, April 22, 2013

In-Migration Population and Poverty Estimates for NYS Counties

While the migration of people into Oneida and Herkimer Counties is far from a static process, there is data about the nature of some of those that come to our region based on the American Communities Survey.

Unfortunately not everyone who immigrates to our region arrives with a home, a family, or a job waiting for them. Sometimes those that arrive here are in desperate need of help.

Below is a table which shows the percent of people migrating into New York State counties* who are at or below the poverty line for each of five years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). These include people migrating between NYS counties, people migration into New York from other states, and people coming here from other countries as well. Generally speaking, the average for most counties is about a quarter of all in-migration populations are people in poverty.

* = Only counties that have single year estimates from the ACS were included in this table.