Newburgh, NY

Newburgh profile

Living in Newburgh

Newburgh is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 28,856 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Newburgh is the 52nd largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Newburgh was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Newburgh isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Newburgh are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newburgh is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Newburgh who work in office and administrative support (12.64%), sales jobs (10.47%), and healthcare suport services (8.46%).

Newburgh has a lot of people who ride taxis to and from work. In fact, for its size, Newburgh has quite a high level of public transit users. Newburgh’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in Newburgh who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.56% of the adults in Newburgh have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newburgh in 2018 was $22,425, which is low income relative to New York, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,700 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 53.56% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Newburgh include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Haitian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Newburgh's cultural character, accounting for 24.59% of the city’s population.

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