Newburgh, NY

Newburgh profile

Living in Newburgh

Newburgh is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,177 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Newburgh is the 46th largest community in New York. Newburgh has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newburgh is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newburgh is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newburgh who work in office and administrative support (10.07%), sales jobs (8.87%), and maintenance occupations (7.99%).

A lot of people in Newburgh take taxis for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Newburgh, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The percentage of adults in Newburgh with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.71% of adults in Newburgh have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newburgh in 2018 was $20,595, which is low income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,380 for a family of four. However, Newburgh contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Newburgh is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Newburgh home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Newburgh, accounting for 50.30% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Newburgh residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Newburgh include Italian, Irish, German, Haitian, and Polish.

Newburgh also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.68%.

The most common language spoken in Newburgh is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.