Ulster County NY Information


Ulster County Subdivisions

Ulster County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 186,099
Population in Households 174,330
Population in Familes 133,490
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,769
Population Density1 166
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 72,492
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 44,789
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 86,734 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48,997 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,495 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,242 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $240,635
Average Home Value $294,629


Median Household Income $58,174
Average Household Income $79,865
Per Capita Income $32,728
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.23%
Households 0.32% 0.24%
Families 0.15% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ulster County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ulster County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 69th
Population Density1 # 26 60th
Diversity Index2 # 18 71st
Median Household Income # 12 82nd
Per Capita Income # 12 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.