Community Vitality
Voter Registration Rate

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Source: New York State Board of Elections

What does this measure?

The percentage of the voting-age population (18 and over) that is registered to vote.

Why is this important?

Voter registration is a gauge of interest and participation in the political process.

How is our region performing?

Between 78% and 85% of the region's voting-age population has been registered to vote since 2000, consistently higher than statewide rates. Voter registration in our region saw a slight decrease in 2017, with 81% of residents registering to vote. The region's peak occurred in 2004, when 85% of residents were registered to vote. The 2017 rate in Monroe and Genesee, at 82%, was the highest in the region and similar to the regional rate of 81%, while voter registration was lowest in Orleans, Sececa and Yates at 74%.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data not available.

Voter Registration Rate
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS79%77%78%76%81%79%80%76%81%78%78%75%78%76%76%75%80%79%
NYS (excluding NYC)85%84%84%83%87%86%86%83%87%83%84%81%84%81%82%81%86%84%
Region82%82%80%82%85%83%80%79%83%81%81%79%82%79%79%78%83%81%
Monroe80%82%77%82%83%83%78%78%83%82%82%81%84%79%79%78%84%82%
Surrounding Counties84%83%84%82%87%84%83%80%82%79%79%77%79%78%78%77%81%79%
Genesee87%84%85%85%89%83%83%80%82%79%80%78%80%80%80%80%84%82%
Livingston79%79%80%76%83%81%81%79%81%78%79%77%78%76%76%74%80%79%
Ontario89%89%90%88%93%89%90%85%88%83%83%81%84%82%83%79%84%83%
Orleans75%78%79%80%82%83%82%78%79%76%76%75%76%72%73%73%76%74%
Seneca87%85%77%77%80%78%76%76%76%75%74%73%75%74%72%73%76%74%
Wayne85%83%84%83%88%87%84%81%83%81%81%79%80%79%80%78%82%81%
Wyoming79%79%81%81%84%78%77%77%78%74%75%74%75%75%75%75%78%76%
Yates87%81%83%82%86%81%79%77%79%78%78%73%75%74%75%72%75%74%

Source: New York State Board of Elections
Notes: Rates were calculated using Census estimates of the population 18 and over.




Number of Registered Voters
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
NYS11,262,81611,033,57811,246,36211,008,08611,837,06811,619,13711,669,57311,245,21812,031,31211,632,79211,806,74411,461,67911,969,19211,776,02511,806,47211,701,56812,493,25012,462,279
NYS (excluding NYC)7,007,4176,928,6557,009,2596,920,1827,342,6477,235,8617,251,8517,076,0427,416,3807,170,1357,257,7827,069,9087,328,7707,166,1207,238,1107,149,7727,565,8887,408,437
Region732,663740,084721,981746,598773,114763,615738,040732,129773,106760,219762,312755,218783,074753,032757,483745,474792,378776,102
Monroe442,551450,579428,615455,369463,643463,522439,235442,477473,757471,185470,196468,962489,615464,759467,584461,455493,287482,410
Surrounding Counties290,112289,505293,366291,229309,471300,093298,805289,652299,349289,034292,116286,256293,459288,273289,899284,019299,091293,692
Genesee38,82437,72938,38338,36340,63537,79038,21436,81537,94236,77237,25536,59737,71537,15237,40937,14038,80037,918
Livingston39,27239,42540,17638,60542,35741,48541,71240,84542,43540,71041,08440,08840,82639,65340,08239,11442,22241,287
Ontario66,18267,33369,12468,15273,00670,86171,58768,08472,11568,66369,89068,79071,33470,42171,40068,78873,13272,833
Orleans24,36325,43725,75826,08426,98227,40627,11225,89926,14125,14525,38924,98025,50724,18324,38024,06625,21324,286
Seneca21,84822,47920,58120,77921,67421,19820,80620,93820,98920,72520,50020,53020,94520,82020,11420,30620,96520,358
Wayne57,85156,63857,69157,48460,88060,18958,91256,81859,00457,42858,03056,33257,67056,58957,08555,71658,57557,854
Wyoming25,97925,77726,52226,68027,99026,03325,70625,69925,80624,77625,00324,81124,98525,07624,91924,94225,56924,805
Yates15,79314,68715,13115,08215,94715,13114,75614,55414,91714,81514,96514,12814,47714,37914,51013,94714,61514,351

Source: New York State Board of Elections











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 80% 2016 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Low Birth Weight Babies 7% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Low Birth Weight Babies, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Infant Mortality Rate 6.0 2014-16 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.7% 2015 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 20% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Single-Parent Families 39% 2013-17 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 18 2016 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 2.1 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 2% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 0 10 Not Applicable
Tourism Spending $1,368 2017 1 1
Increasing
Recreation Spending $76 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 81% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Voter Participation Rate 58% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
Registered Library Borrowers 63% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 6.0 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Contributions as a Percentage of Income 1.7% 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 0.9% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Population by Age 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16-19 6% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $53,369 2012-16 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty 14% 2013-17 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Public Assistance Recipients 2.6% 2017 3 0
Maintaining
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 26% 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP 14% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 16% 2016 3 0
Maintaining
EITC Dollars $177 2016 1 1
Increasing
Change in Total Jobs 0.5% 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Jobs by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 0 10 Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate 5% 2017 2 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 3% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 0 10 Not Applicable
Employment-to-Population Ratio 73% 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,645 2016 0 1
Increasing
Prekindergarten Participation 44% 2016 2 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $22,208 2017 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $15,778 2017 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 9% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English 43% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math 48% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English 41% 2018 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Grade 8 Math 47% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 78% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 84% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 85% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 87% 2017 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults 0 10 Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance 5% 2016 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 34.4 2016 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 685 2016 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 50 2016 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
Gonorrhea Rate 21 2016 2 0
Maintaining
Gonorrhea Rates within Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with HIV 104 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
People Living with AIDS 132 2016 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable
Alcohol-related Crashes 3 2017 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $130,597 2012-16 1 0
Maintaining
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 0 10 Not Applicable
Median Rental Prices $807 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.4 2012-16 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Overall Housing Cost Burden 31% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 35% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate 68% 2012-16 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2012-16 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable
Serious Crimes 214 2017 1 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 28 2017 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 54 2017 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 13.7 2017 2 0
Maintaining
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable
Arrest Rates 197.7 2017 3 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable

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