Livingston County, New York(Partner: National Association of County and City Health Officials)
Vision: Livingston County will be the healthiest county in New York State to live, work and play.
Livingston County is a rural/suburban community, which encompasses 638 square miles. Within the county there are 17 towns and 9 major villages: there are no cities. The population is64,154 people. The median age is 35.3 years. The population aged 65+ years represents 12.6% of the total, which is an increase from previous Census 11.4%. Overall, 50.2% of population is male; 49.8% is female. In Livingston County 94.5% is white, 3.1% African American, 1% Asian and other races comprises 3% of the total. Hispanic or Latino persons represent 2.5% of the population, an increase from 2.3% from 2000 Census. The median household income is $43,479 . Among all Livingston County families, 12.8 % are living below the poverty level (based on US Census Bureau 2008), which is a significant increase from 5.8% from the 2000 Census. However, of the poverty level families with female householders, no husband present, 23.2 % is living below poverty level. In addition, 13.5% of children less than 5 years are below poverty level, which is lower than the New York State rate of 20.8%. Based on 2004 estimate, the percentage of children fewer than 18 living in at or below poverty level increased to 13.5% from 11.6% in 2000. While this compares favorably to New York State rate of 21%, childhood poverty has been identified as a focus area by the community. In Livingston County, 63.5 are in the labor force. Of these, 3.9% are unemployed, while 36.5% of the population is not in the labor force. Of females older than 16 years, 62.1% are in the labor force. Per the NYS Department of Labor, the rate of unemployment has increased in Livingston County, currently at (8.1%) as of July 2009.
Community Change Strategy
Our Goals/Objectives are as follows: