County’s household income trails state, national averages, Census Bureau figures show


Oneida County’s household income trails the national and state averages, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released last week.

The household median income in the county — with a population of 232,500 — was $48,023, according to the 2015 American Community Survey.

The statewide average was $60,850 while it the national figure was $55,775.

Median income is the point at which half of households are above the mark and half are below.

The county’s median household income was $46,736 in the same report for 2011.

The five-year increase of $1,278 represents a gain of 2.75 percent.

The 2015 income data was contained in recent detailed look at America’s people, places and economy with new statistics on income, poverty, health insurance and more than 40 other topics from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Elsewhere in New York, Saratoga County’s median income of $75,761 is higher than every state but Maryland, the home of many federal employees and the military who work in metro Washington, D.C.

Saratoga County has been the center of nanotechnology manufacturing for the Capital Region with Global Foundries in the town of Malta.

Global Foundries has invested more than $10 billion developing its a computer chip manufacturing complex in Saratoga County, officials say.

In Oneida County, officials are looking forward to the opening a computer chip wafer fabrication facility in the Marcy Nanocenter as a boost to the local economy.

A Semico Research Corp. economic impact study of the ams AG decision to locate in Marcy used $60,000 as the average pay for all fab employees. Production is expected to start in spring 2018.

The Marcy site has been designed to accommodate three facilities like the ams one.


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