Orange County, New York

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 02:14 PM

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer. Add your story to the comments below!

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 

By The Numbers:

What story do you think this data tells? Do you think the data reflects what's really going on in your community?

Orange County, NY1980199020002008/2009
Total Population 259,603 307,647 341,371 383,532
Median Household Income (2008 adjusted dollars) $53,500 $68,100 $67,300 $70,345
% Foreign Born 6.3% 7.17% 8.41% *
% Under 18 Years Old 30.6% 27.7% 29.1% 26.4%

*Most recent % Foreign Born data is from 2000

Explore the Maps:

Orange County, NY - Median Household Income (2007) - Go to the Interactive Maps at Social Explorer

More Resources:

US Census Bureau QuickFacts

Social Explorer

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Comments [1]

Norman Isaacson, PhD from Warwick, New York

I have worked with the Warwick Community Ambulance Service for more than 12 years and in that time I have seen the town of Warwick grow. Its growth is in keeping with all of Orange County, but here in Warwick we have a significant number of new senior citizen housing developments with more on the way. That means a great increase in the number of ambulance trips to the local hospital and a significant increase in the number of seniors in need of specialized medical care. I don't know if this is typical in other areas - nonetheless, it is happening here. The days of a small, rural backwater are over!

May. 11 2010 11:25 AM

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