County Rankings
New York
County
Overall Prosperity
Inclusive Societies
Safety and Security
Personal Freedom
Social Capital
Open Economies
Business Environment
Infrastructure
Economic Quality
Empowered People
Living Conditions
Health
Education
Natural Environment
Nassau17332433546271249
Putnam22119172824352011355
Saratoga3161731316303386345
New York442447291113010234458
Westchester51719628427385192643
Suffolk619205326411177251155
Rockland78892311825236167823
Albany823521548623128510950
Ontario993153916251661326241033
Tompkins104648282718272044219130
Tioga113125913357511246453046
Richmond1243408451074601510231739
Queens13444614955357253081662
Otsego14101137224218563791721183
Schoharie1557566483245512024223120
Livingston161634581030502127174536724
Rensselaer173253217342641281112142018
Monroe18516129137118143115301559
Schenectady1938572289141583528253744
Warren203733333425174229124201252
Wyoming211195025233122252743293421
Cortland2235294435243332181611472114
Genesee233937393617399112335392326
Broome242258412212028193020621936
Kings255856248292565355132761
Wayne262442551120561453827523627
Dutchess2730211453392237432122121353
Clinton282622274327441826285935352
Yates2945615354838135957325825
Orleans3020326012313527314314575329
Erie3160621815121012423238261456
Essex3214135119543848542213113251
Madison3348273660365119351832192813
Ulster343628165151235453194818228
Oneida35535010581515247465159429
Columbia36151538185941623414917516
Chenango374135454219194725618545635
Seneca3831255226263036155731406041
Orange3950451154372134492636162547
Lewis4027245421496043363949503810
Cayuga4145433039324931214144464522
Herkimer422817245555554944364637494
Washington431343456575946524033415415
Allegany4421144737475352245560383934
Cattaraugus4533263144434044395152614316
Chemung4649471346292850105050583328
Greene4718164620582960414553335017
Delaware4834304831563759223325342948
St Lawrence4925232341535440474839434440
Onondaga5062601261141310454247272454
Schuyler51625730616158163442284719
Steuben524038263845455795461314032
Niagara535959491640431750443562660
Oswego5461362562385213484929604137
Franklin552918424760585561373444591
Fulton565451405246365332524053577
Chautauqua5756542040414729405858484631
Sullivan5857553233523433554741425511
Montgomery5947394350444639336137496142
Jefferson6052413557504226586056555238
Bronx61554945922126626262516257
Hamilton6212106214626261592954154812
Column Definitions
Safety and Security

The Safety & Security pillar measures the degree to which mass killings and injuries, violent crime, and property crime destabilize the security of individuals, both immediately and through longer lasting effects.

Personal Freedom

The Personal Freedom pillar measures progress towards basic legal rights, individual liberties, and social tolerance.

Governance

The Governance pillar measures the extent to which there are checks and restraints on power and whether government operates effectively and without corruption.

Social Capital

The Social Capital pillar measures the strength of personal and social relationships, institutional trust, social networks, and civic participation.

Business Environment

The Business Environment pillar measures the entrepreneurial environment, business infrastructure, access to credit, labor market flexibility, and price distortions for goods and services.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure pillar measures the quality of the infrastructure that facilities trade – from telecommunications and transport to the availability and reliability of resources.

Economic Quality

The Economic Quality pillar measures how well the economy is equipped to generate wealth sustainably and with the full engagement of its workforce.

Living Conditions

The Living Conditions pillar measures the degree to which a reasonable quality of life is experienced by all, including material resources, shelter, basic services, and connectivity.

Health

The Health pillar measures the health of the population, their illness and risk factors, and access to the services to maintain good health, including health systems, as well as health outcomes including mortality rates.

Education

The Education pillar measures the access to, and quality of, the four stages of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary), as well as the education level of the adult population.

Natural Environment

The Natural Environment pillar measures the aspects of the physical environment that have an immediate impact on people in their daily lives and also those that impact the prosperity of future generations.

How to use this table

The rankings tables show how 50 states and Washington D.C. plus 1,196 counties in 12 selected states compare across the different domains, pillars, elements, and indicators of the American Dream Prosperity Index. (Please note, element and indicator rankings are only displayed for the state level Index but are available for counties in the county profile datasheets available to download.)

We endeavor to create an Index that is methodologically sound, so have consulted a working group of academics and experts with knowledge spanning all of the metrics in the Index to determine the best way to measure prosperity across the U.S.

Our methodology is based on the concept of three domains, capturing institutional, economic, and social wellbeing, that are equally essential to prosperity. These domains are measured through 11 pillars, built upon 48 actionable policy areas (elements), and underpinned by over 200 indicators. For details of how each pillar, element, and indicator is currently weighted in the Index, you can download a copy of our full methodology report in the Downloads section of the site, along with the full 2021 dataset.

However, we know that different people may have different views on how important each metric is to a state or county's prosperity. So, we have created a Weightings tool that allows you to assign different weights - that is, different levels of importance - to the pillars, elements, and indicators.

If you click on the 'Adjust Weightings' button, you can choose to assign each metric in the current ranking table a value from x0 to x2 of the default ADPI weighting. The tool will then re-calculate the rankings based on your preferences. [Please note that the weighting function is intended to provide only an indicative understanding of how changing the weights can affect the rankings. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.]

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Weighting

This tool allows you to up- or down-weight individual metrics depending on what is important to you. Once you have made your selection, click the X in the top right corner or back onto the main page, and the table will update to provide an indication of the impact that change would have on a state or county's rank. The default ADPI setting weights all metrics as per our Index methodology (available to read in full in the Downloads section). Please note the resultant rankings are indicative only. For more details, please click on the 'How to use this table' button.

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The Governance pillar is not included in the table above as there is no county variation in Governance, all counties have been given the state score value.

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