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 86% of the region's voting-age population has been registered to vote since 2000, consistently higher than statewide rates except in 2020. Voter registration in our region was steady in 2020, with 83% of residents registering to vote. The region's peak occurred in 2004, when 85% of residents were registered to vote. The 2020 rate in Genesee and Ontario, both at 86%, were the highest in the region, followed by Monroe, at 84%, and Livingston and Wayne, both at 81%, while voter registration was lowest in Yates at 73%.

Notes about the data

Comparable national data not available.

Voter Registration Rate
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS79%77%78%76%81%79%80%76%81%78%78%75%78%77%76%76%81%81%82%83%88%
NYS (excluding NYC)85%84%84%83%87%86%86%83%87%83%84%81%84%82%82%81%86%84%86%86%86%
Region82%82%80%82%85%83%80%79%83%81%81%79%82%79%79%78%83%81%83%83%83%
Monroe80%82%77%82%83%83%78%78%83%82%82%81%84%79%80%79%84%82%84%84%84%
Surrounding Counties84%83%84%82%87%84%83%80%82%79%79%77%79%78%78%77%81%80%81%81%81%
Genesee87%84%85%85%89%83%83%80%82%79%80%78%80%80%80%80%84%82%84%85%86%
Livingston79%79%80%76%83%81%81%79%81%78%79%77%78%76%76%74%81%79%81%81%81%
Ontario89%89%90%88%93%89%90%85%88%83%83%81%84%82%83%79%84%83%86%86%86%
Orleans75%78%79%80%82%83%82%78%79%76%76%75%76%72%73%73%76%74%75%74%74%
Seneca87%85%77%77%80%78%76%76%76%75%74%73%75%74%72%73%76%74%76%78%78%
Wayne85%83%84%83%88%87%84%81%83%81%81%79%80%79%80%78%82%82%83%81%81%
Wyoming79%79%81%81%84%78%77%77%78%74%75%74%75%75%75%75%78%76%77%76%77%
Yates87%81%83%82%86%81%79%77%79%78%78%73%74%74%75%72%75%74%74%73%73%

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




Number of Registered Voters
200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
NYS11,262,81611,033,57811,246,36211,008,08611,837,06811,619,13711,669,57311,245,21812,031,31211,632,79211,806,74411,461,67911,969,19211,776,02511,806,47211,701,56812,493,25012,462,27912,706,05012,869,97713,555,547
NYS (excluding NYC)7,007,4176,928,6557,009,2596,920,1827,342,6477,235,8617,251,8517,076,0427,416,3807,170,1357,257,7827,069,9087,328,7707,166,1207,238,1107,149,7727,565,8887,408,4377,568,1027,599,5937,599,593
Region732,663740,084721,981746,598773,114763,615738,040732,129773,106760,219762,312755,218783,074753,032757,483745,474792,378776,102794,355793,894793,894
Monroe442,551450,579428,615455,369463,643463,522439,235442,477473,757471,185470,196468,962489,615464,759467,584461,455493,287482,410495,157495,466495,466
Surrounding Counties290,112289,505293,366291,229309,471300,093298,805289,652299,349289,034292,116286,256293,459288,273289,899284,019299,091293,692299,198298,428298,428
Genesee38,82437,72938,38338,36340,63537,79038,21436,81537,94236,77237,25536,59737,71537,15237,40937,14038,80037,91838,49238,87638,876
Livingston39,27239,42540,17638,60542,35741,48541,71240,84542,43540,71041,08440,08840,82639,65340,08239,11442,22241,28742,21141,92741,927
Ontario66,18267,33369,12468,15273,00670,86171,58768,08472,11568,66369,89068,79071,33470,42171,40068,78873,13272,83375,20376,15976,159
Orleans24,36325,43725,75826,08426,98227,40627,11225,89926,14125,14525,38924,98025,50724,18324,38024,06625,21324,28624,51424,07724,077
Seneca21,84822,47920,58120,77921,67421,19820,80620,93820,98920,72520,50020,53020,94520,82020,11420,30620,96520,35820,88021,17021,170
Wayne57,85156,63857,69157,48460,88060,18958,91256,81859,00457,42858,03056,33257,67056,58957,08555,71658,57557,85458,56457,35057,350
Wyoming25,97925,77726,52226,68027,99026,03325,70625,69925,80624,77625,00324,81124,98525,07624,91924,94225,56924,80524,89424,71224,712
Yates15,79314,68715,13115,08215,94715,13114,75614,55414,91714,81514,96514,12814,47714,37914,51013,94714,61514,35114,44014,15714,157

Source: New York State Board of Elections











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INDICATORS - Grouped by Topic REGIONAL VALUE YEAR NYS COMPARISON TREND | REGION
Prenatal Care 78% 2018 3 1
Increasing
Prenatal Care, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights 8.4% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Babies Born with Low Birth Weights, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Infant Mortality Rate 6.9 2017-19 2 0
Maintaining
Infant Mortality Rate, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels 0.8% 2018 2 -1
Decreasing
Children in Poverty 19% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
Children in Poverty, Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Single-Parent Families 39% 2016-20 2 1
Increasing
Single-Parent Families, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Rate of Child Abuse and Neglect 20 2020 2 1
Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions 1.8 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Pregnancy 1.3% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Rate of Teen Births 12 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Arts and Culture Attendance 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tourism Spending $894 2020 1 -1
Decreasing
Recreation Spending $52 2020 1 -1
Decreasing
Voter Registration Rate 83% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Voter Participation Rate 64% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Registered Library Borrowers 58% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Library Visits 5.4 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Charitable Contributions as a Percentage of Income 0.8% 2019 2 -1
Decreasing
Households Without Vehicles 10% 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
Total Population 1.9% 2020 2 1
Increasing
Population by Age 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Population by Age and Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Disengaged Youth, Ages 16 to 19 6% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income $61,376 2016-20 1 -1
Decreasing
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty 13% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living in Poverty, by Sex 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Public Assistance Recipients 1.7% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Approval Rate for Public Assistance Applications 24% 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Females Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Seniors Living in Poverty, by Sex 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Households Receiving SNAP 13% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Female Seniors Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit 15% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
EITC Dollars $173 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Change in Total Jobs -8% 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Change in Number of Business Establishments by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Jobs by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Sector Shares of Regional Total Employment 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Average Salary by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 12% 2020 3 1
Increasing
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 by Sector 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Employment-to-Population Ratio 60% 2016-20 2 -1
Decreasing
Prekindergarten Participation 58% 2020 3 1
Increasing
School Spending Per Student $23,561 2020 1 1
Increasing
Instructional Spending Per Student $16,983 2020 1 1
Increasing
Students Receiving Special Education Services 2021 0 -1
Decreasing
Grade 3 English 44% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 3 Math by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 3 Math by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English 39% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Grade 8 English by Student Subgroup 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 English by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Grade 8 Math 49% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Regents Algebra 1 73% 2019 3 1
Increasing
Regents English 83% 2019 2 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Cohort Graduation Rate, Beyond Four Years 89% 2021 3 1
Increasing
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2021 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Without Health Insurance 4% 2019 3 -1
Decreasing
Supply of Doctors 35.3 2019 1 1
Increasing
Mortality Rate 693 2019 1 -1
Decreasing
Chlamydia Rate 55 2018 3 1
Increasing
Chlamydia Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rate 18 2018 3 -1
Decreasing
Maternal Health, by Race/Ethnicity 2016-18 0 10 Not Applicable*
Gonorrhea Rates, Race/Ethnicity, Monroe County 0 10 Not Applicable*
Early Syphilis Rates 1.8 2018 3 1
Increasing
Early Syphilis Rates within Monroe County, by Race/Ethnicity 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with HIV 104 2019 0 1
Increasing
People Living with HIV by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
People Living with AIDS 132 2019 0 1
Increasing
People Living with AIDS by Race/Ethnicity 2019 0 10 Not Applicable*
Percent of Days with Good Air Quality 0 10 Not Applicable*
Alcohol-related Crashes 2.5 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Median Home Value $143,640 2016-20 1 1
Increasing
Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment by Primary Substance 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Median Rental Prices $896 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Homeowners 2.3 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
Housing Affordability for Homeowners by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Overall Housing Cost Burden 28% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters 32% 2016-20 3 10 Not Applicable*
Rent Burdened Households 47% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Housing Affordability for Renters by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Homeownership Rate 68% 2016-20 3 -1
Decreasing
Homeownership Rate by Race/Ethnicity 2016-20 0 10 Not Applicable*
Vacant Housing Units 9% 2016-20 3 1
Increasing
Homeless Persons 0 10 Not Applicable*
Serious Crimes 170 2020 3 -1
Decreasing
Violent Crimes 24 2020 3 1
Increasing
Victims of Domestic Violence 57 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates 8.7 2020 0 -1
Decreasing
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2018 0 10 Not Applicable*
Arrest Rates 130.1 2020 2 -1
Decreasing
Arrest Rates, by Race/Ethnicity 2020 0 10 Not Applicable*
Per-Capita Spending for Local Government $3,731 2019 0 1
Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio 0.68 2016-20 3 0
Maintaining
*No or multiple regional values for this indicator


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