2020 : Demographics


For Non-White Population in Essex County Hits 10%

Non-White Population in Essex County Hits 10%

Slowly, more non-whites are moving into the region. In 2012, only 5.2% of the Essex County population was non-white. Now 8 years later it has doubled.

Influenced Scenarios



Adirondack Diversity Initiative Wins Added Budget

The Adk Diversity Initiative has had a budget increase from $250k to $300k in the 2022 NYS budget.

Read the budget news here.

Adk Diversity Initiative 2021 Budget Get $250k

The ADI will see $250k, same as last year.

Read the new story here.

Diversity Initiative Hires First Director

The Adk Diversity initiative has hired its first director.  The funding came from NYS via ANCA. 

Read the news story here.

ADKx in Blue Mtn Lake to Hire 6 Interns

Adirondack Diversity Solutions will help ADKx hire 6 college students of color interested in museum careers.  The program is funded by a $59k REDC grant.

Read about the grant on page 77 of the 2018 REDC awards booklet.

New Consulting Firm Helps Diversity Work

A new consulting firm, Adirondack Diversity Solutions, aims to bring highly skilled teams to diversity projects in the Adirondacks.  

Read about the company here.

ADK Diversity Initiative Hires First Staff

The Adirondack Diversity Initiative has hired a communications director, its first paid staff.

Read the news story here.

Chinese Seeking ADK Investments

First it was Jack Ma, but now the Adirondacks is on the map for Chinese investors.

Read the news story here.

ADAC Holds 2nd Diversity Symposium

This year's focus was about youth in the Park.  The Adk Diversity Advisory Council (ADAC) is continuing its efforts.

Read the news story here.

1st Adk Diversity Symposium Set for August 2014

The 1st symposium on diversity in the Park will be on August 16 at the SUNY ESF Newcomb site.

Read details about the conference here.

Interesting Update on Refugees in Vermont

Vermont has brought 6300 refugees to the start over 25 years and this article updates how they are doing

Read the article here.

Diversity Issue Taken up by Columnist

The issue of expanding diversity in the Park is taken up in a series of articles by Pete Nelson.

The first in the series is here.

Great Site for Demographic Data by County

Use this site to see the data.  Note that it says that in 2012 the State's nonwhite population was 28.8%.

For Non-White Population in Essex County Hits 10%


Hamilton County Population Drops Below 3000


Number of Children in Region Rises