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Western, New York (NY) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents



8.9% of Western, NY residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 46.7% less than the poverty level of 13.0% across the entire state of New York. Taking into account residents not living in families, 16.3% of high school graduates and 57.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 12.8% among disabled males and 8.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 4.7%. For comparison, it was 17.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Western, NY

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Western:

8.9%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Western:

3.7%
Whole state:

6.0%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Western:

12.8%
New York:

18.1%
Disability rate in this town among poor males (it is 20.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Western:

33.3%
New York:

29.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Western:

8.0%
New York:

23.0%
Disability rate in this town among poor females (it is 17.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Western:

18.8%
New York:

31.0%

Renting rate in this town among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

4.7%
Residents above poverty level:

17.3%

Poverty by age in Western, NY

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Western
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Western,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 11.8%Under 5 years
  • 15.0%5 years
  • 1.4%6 to 11 years
  • 3.3%12 to 14 years
  • 15.4%15 years
  • 50.0%16 and 17 years
  • 10.3%18 to 24 years
  • 10.2%25 to 34 years
  • 16.2%35 to 44 years
  • 5.5%45 to 54 years
  • 12.9%55 to 64 years
  • 6.9%65 to 74 years
  • 6.2%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Western
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Western,NY (percentage below poverty level)
  • 4.8%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 8.1%6 to 11 years
  • 12.1%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 8.3%16 and 17 years
  • 6.3%18 to 24 years
  • 9.9%25 to 34 years
  • 8.5%35 to 44 years
  • 5.7%45 to 54 years
  • 18.0%55 to 64 years
  • 2.2%65 to 74 years
  • 1.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Western, NY
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Western,NY (% below half of poverty level)
  • 5.0%Under 5 years
  • 5.9%5 years
  • 0.0%6 to 11 years
  • 1.7%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 10.1%16 and 17 years
  • 3.3%18 to 24 years
  • 4.4%25 to 34 years
  • 4.3%35 to 44 years
  • 2.0%45 to 54 years
  • 5.3%55 to 64 years
  • 1.9%65 to 74 years
  • 1.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Western, NY

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Western, NY
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Western, NY (%)
  • 8.1%White
  • 0.0%Black
  • 0.0%Asian
  • 0.0%2+ races
  • 0.0%Hispanic

  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Western, NY (absolute numbers)
  • 142White
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 8.8%Below poverty level
  • 91.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Western, NY

Children below poverty level:
Western, New York:

8.6%
State:

17.7%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Western:

16.3%
New York:

18.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Western:

57.6%
New York:

44.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 68.2%Married-couple family
  • 4.5%Male, no wife present
  • 27.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Western not in families by work experience
  • 0.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 40.6%Worked part-time
  • 59.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 14.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 35.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 0.0%Both worked part-time
  • 28.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 21.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 9.8%1995 to 1998
  • 7.3%1990 to 1994
  • 7.3%1980 to 1989
  • 9.8%1970 to 1979
  • 0.0%1960 to 1969
  • 9.8%1950 to 1959
  • 0.0%1940 to 1949
  • 56.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 4.1%1995 to 1998
  • 9.3%1990 to 1994
  • 13.2%1980 to 1989
  • 13.8%1970 to 1979
  • 9.0%1960 to 1969
  • 14.1%1950 to 1959
  • 3.1%1940 to 1949
  • 32.8%1939 or earlier
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