The New York State Community Action Association has released its Annual Poverty Report including statistics for New Rochelle, NY. The NYSCAA report includes the latest poverty data available through the US Census and the 2006-2008 American Community Survey so it does not yet reflect the current economic conditions facing New Yorkers.
According to the report, the poverty rate in New Rochelle has increased to 9.8% in 2010 from 9.5% in 2009. The Total Population of New Rochelle has decreased from 72,585 in 2009 to 71,688 in 2010. The median income has also declined from $64,765 in 2009 to $63,085 in 2010. The poverty level for Whites has declined from 9.2% last year to 8.5% this year. The poverty level for Hispanics/Latinos has dropped from 16.9% in 2009 to 12.7% in 2010
According to the organization’s web site, the New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA)’s New York State Poverty Report provides a statewide look at poverty, the report is designed to be a comprehensive resource for New York’s Community Action Agencies, community-based organizations, policy makers, advocates, community coalitions and the general public. This report does not offer policy recommendations; rather, the intent is to serve as an informational source that adds value to the larger dialogue on how to address poverty in communities across our state.
New to this year’s report are data highlighting the plight of the working poor and families headed by single women. Under the heading of Employment & Poverty, we have added the statistic “% of Poor who are Employed” and under Gender & Poverty, we include the statistic “Of All Families in Poverty, % Headed by Single Women with Children”. Please be sure to review the definitions of each indicator in the Statistical Sources section at the back of this report.
NYSCAA was created in 1987 to provide New York State Community Action Agencies with information, professional development, and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of agencies to serve as effective, responsive community resources.