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Utica school district near the bottom in income analysis

(WKTV) - Business First, a publication based in Buffalo, used newly released figures from the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey to analyze basic income and housing data for 455 school districts across Upstate New York. And Utica didn't fare so well.

Based on the data, Utica ranked 452 out of 455 for median household income. The city's median household income -- meaning half make less per year and half of the households make more -- is $30,966. The average home value is $88,200, which ranked 351 out of 455.

"It really gives you a good picture of what the actual household income probably is -- moreso than the mean," said Lori Eccleston, director of curriculum for Utica schools.

"This is just another piece of the puzzle that is bringing to light, we hope, the plight of this area."

Other school districts in the Mohawk Valley region that ranked low for income were Herkimer, which ranked 442 out of 455 with a median income of $36,185 and Richfield Springs, which ranked 434 with a median income of $37,417. Richfield Springs' average home value is $116,600, which ranked 230 out of 455 and Herkimer's was $85,100, which ranked 375.

Districts that had the wealthiest residents were Westmoreland, which ranked 30 out of 455 with a median household income of $71,377; New Hartford, which ranked 44 and had a median household income of $67,454 and Holland Patent, which ranked 64th out of 455 and had a median household income of $64,456. The average home value in Westmoreland was $113,500, which ranked 243 out of 455; in New Hartford, the average home value is $164,800, which ranked 86th and in Holland Patent, the average value is $119,900, which ranked 210.

Other schools in the region and their rankings:

Adirondack: Median household income of $49,964, ranking 237 out of 455; median home value is $99,400, which ranks 301.

Camden: Median household income of $52,240, which ranks 190 out of 455; median home value is $97,600, which ranks 307.

Charlotte Valley: Median household income is $50,244, which ranked 230 out of 455; median home value is $101,800, which ranked 290.

Cherry Valley-Springfield: Median household income of $48,590, which ranks 271; median home value is $148,300, which ranks 134 out of 455.

Clinton: Median household income of $60,889, which ranks 82 out of 455; median home value is $143,900, which ranks 134.

Cooperstown: Median household income is $54,521, which ranks 164 out of 455; median home value is $234,600, which ranks 18 out of 455.

Dolgeville: Median household income is $42,372, which ranks 381 out of 455; median home value is $82,000, which ranks 401.

Edmeston: Median household income is $51,274, which ranks 209 out of 455; Median home value is $109,000, which ranks 259.

Frankfort-Schuyler: Median household income is $44,617, which ranked 349 out of 455; the median home value is $102,500, which ranked 288.

Gilbertsville-Mount Upton: Median household income is $49,858, which ranked 238; median home value is $126,700, which ranked 184 out of 455.

Hamilton: Median household income is $45,288, which ranked 336 out of 455; median home value is $154,900, which ranked 110.

Ilion: Median household income is $42,700, which ranked 378 out of 455; median home value is $84,100, which ranked 386.

Laurens: Median household income is $43,446, which ranked 368 out of 455; median home value is $119,200, which ranked 216.

Little Falls: Median household income is $40,737, which ranked 405 out of 455; median home value is $84,200, which ranked 383.

Madison: Median household income is $49,773, which ranked 239 out of 455; median home value is $103,100, which ranked 286.

Milford: Median household income is $46,620, which ranked 306 out of 455; median home value is $156,800, which ranked 99 out of 455.

Mohawk: Median household income is $45,725, which ranked 327 out of 455; median home value is $88,000, which ranked 355.

Morris: Median household income is $48,750, which ranked 268 out of 455; median home value is $121,800, which ranked 196.

Morrisville-Eaton: Median household income is $47,130, which ranked 299 out of 455; median home value is $106,800, which ranked 270.

Mount Markham: Median household income is $51,230, which ranked 210 out of 455; median home value is $90,000, which ranked 342.

New York Mills: Median household income is $42,838, which ranked 376 out of 455; median home value is $104,400, which ranked 279.

Norwich: Median household income is $37,816, which ranked 433 out of 455; median home value is $89,600, which ranked 345.

Oneida: Median household income is $44,260, which ranked 357 out of 455; median home value is $101,800, which ranked 290.

Oneonta: Median household income is $39,929, which ranked 418 out of 455; median home value is $146,200, which ranked 140.

Oriskany: Median household income is $56,221, which ranked 145 out of 455; median home value is $103,200, which ranked 284.

Poland: Median household income is $44,440, which ranked 354 out of 455; median home value is $101,400, which ranked 292.

Remsen: Median household income is $49,360, which ranked 249 out of 455; median home value is $107,900, which ranked 265.

Rome: Median household income is $47,806, which ranked 281 out of 455; median home value is $93,500, which ranked 325.

Sauquoit Valley: Median household income is $56,469 which ranked 143 out of 455; median home value is $119,100, which ranked 217.

Schenevus: Median household income is $46,321, which ranked 318 out of 455; median home value is $121,300, which ranked 201.

Sherburne-Earlville: Median household income is $51,463, which ranked 204 out of 455; median home value is $90,300, which ranked 339.

Sherill: Median household income is $60,226, which ranked 86th out of 455; median home value is $118,700, which ranked 219.

Stockbridge Valley: Median household income is $50,556, which ranked 222 out of 455; median home value is $88,800, which ranked 350.

Town of Webb: Median household income is $54,669, which ranked 163 out of 455; median home value is $295,400, which ranked third in upstate New York.

Unadilla Valley: Median household income is $43,708, which ranked 363 out of 455; Median home value is $90,100, which ranked 340.

Untageo: Median household income is $48,425, which ranked 274 out of 455; median home value is $108,800, which ranked 260.

Van Hornseville-Owen D. Young: Median household income is $50,086, which ranked 231 out of 455; median home value was $111,200, which ranked 254.

Waterville: Median household income is $52,731, which ranked 183 out of 455; median home value was $108,300, which ranks 262.

West Canada Valley: Median household income is $55,321, which ranked 158 out of 455; median home value is $112,000, which ranks 248.

Whitesboro: Median household income is $56,811, which ranked 135 out of 455; median home value is $129,500, which ranked 178.

Worcester: Median household income is $52,984, which ranked 181 out of 455; median home value is $135,400, which ranked 164.

 

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