Kingston, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kingston, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Kingston had a population of 24,104 as of July 1, 2016. Kingston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kingston is located at latitude 41.9301 and longitude -73.9968 in Ulster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kingston (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.48 sq. miles and a water area of 1.29 sq. miles. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Kingston (GNIS ID: 979118) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kingston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kingston: Esopus, Kingston L'isle, Swanenburgh, Wildwijk, Wildwyck, Wiltwyck.

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


Total Population 24,104
Population in Households 23,396
Population in Familes 16,367
Population in Group Qrtrs 708
Population Density1 3,222
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 10,288
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 5,400
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,651 (40.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,637 (49.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,149 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $192,957
Average Home Value $218,176


Median Household Income $44,601
Average Household Income $60,222
Per Capita Income $26,578
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.1%
Households 0.11% 0.1%
Families -0.13% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.19%
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.

Kingston, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 68 94th
Population Density1 # 256 79th
Diversity Index2 # 123 90th
Median Household Income # 971 19th
Per Capita Income # 756 37th

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