Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles
The Mid–Hudson Valley Community Profiles project represents a commitment by four of the region’s leading philanthropic organizations to provide the public with continuously updated comparative information regarding Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster counties. The project is designed to provide government and nonprofits with an important tool for assessing and understanding the populations they serve.
The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, the Community Foundation of Orange & Sullivan, the Dyson Foundation, and the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region jointly commissioned the Center for Governmental Research (CGR) to collect and analyze the data and maintain the website. With input from local health and human service providers, the four organizations selected 59 indicators within the following fields to be included on the site: Children & Youth, Community Engagement, Demographics, Economy, Education, Financial Stability, Health, Housing, and Public Safety.
This website provides an “apples–to–apples” understanding of regional trends and comparative information that had been difficult to obtain in the past because of variations in how each county reports certain types of information. The site enables organizations to track community conditions, develop programs, and affect change that will ultimately contribute to the well–being of citizens in the Mid–Hudson Valley.
Some of the comprehensive features included on this site are:
- A regional profile that includes maps, charts, data tables, and analysis of the seven–county region (Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster) based on a consistent set of 59 indicators.
- Key trends analysis for the nine main fields.
- A summary report compiling key trends for the region.
- Demographic indicators, including total population, age of population, population by race and ethnicity, and household type.
- Regular updating of indicator data, charts, and analysis, as well as county and regional summaries.
- The ability for users to export data into a CSV format such as Excel.