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  • Rich Klein

Across Sullivan County, Hispanic Or Latino Population Increased Between 2010 and 2020

Updated: Jan 7, 2022

The Hispanic or Latino population increased in nearly every municipality in Sullivan County between 2010 and 2020, according to data released by the New York State Comptroller's Office last week based on the 2020 U.S. Census figures.

In the Town of Liberty, for example, those identifying as Hispanic or Latino now represent 27.5 percent of the population. In 2010, that representation was 18.8 percent of the total population. The Village of Liberty had a similar shift in its Hispanic or Latino numbers, representing 37.2 percent of the total population in 2020 compared with 25.1 percent in 2010.

Meanwhile, the white population in the Town Liberty decreased from 68.9 percent to 58.2 percent over the decade while, in the Village of Liberty, it decreased from 56.6 percent to 45.9 percent of the total population.

As for the Black population, it either stayed the same or decreased in every municipality in the county during the decade. The Town of Mamakating was the only exception, showing a slight increase in the Black population from 3.2 percent to 3.4 percent.

In every municipality in Sullivan, except the Town of Delaware, the white population decreased from 2010 to 2020. But in Delaware, it was a one percent increase.

The number of people who reported being of two or more races (non-Hispanic) also increased significantly across municipalities in Sullivan though they represent a smaller percentage of the overall population.

As for the Asian population, multiple municipalities showed slight increases over the decade but the group still represents a very small percentage of the overall population. In the Village of Monticello, those identifying as Asian represent 3.9 percent of the population and 3.5 percent in the Town of Thompson. Those two communities have the highest percentage of the Asian population in the County with the nearby Town of Forestburgh right behind at 2.8 percent.

As for age groups, nearly every municipality showed a decrease in the number of residents under the age of 18 and slight increases across the board of residents 18 and older.

Those towns/villages which experienced the biggest overall population growth between 2010 and 2020 are Town of Fallsburg (+10.3 percent), Town of Thompson (+8.1 percent), Village of Liberty (+7 percent), Village of Monticello (+6.3 percent), Town of Cochecton (+5.5 percent) and Town of Mamakating (+4.4 percent).

Among Sullivan municipalities that showed decreased overall populations from 2010 to 2020 were the Town of Highland (-13.2 percent), Town of Rockland (-12.8 percent), Town of Tusten (-7.3 percent), Town of Bethel (-7 percent) and Town of Neversink (-5.4 percent).


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