New Paltz, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Paltz, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of New Paltz had a population of 6,878 as of July 1, 2017. New Paltz 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 New Paltz is located at latitude 41.7499 and longitude -74.0797 in Ulster County. The formal boundaries for the Village of New Paltz (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 239 feet.

The Village of New Paltz (GNIS ID: 2391012) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of New Paltz is located within Town of New Paltz, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ulster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Paltz population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Paltz: Newpaltz, Nouveau Palatinat.

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New Paltz, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,878
Daytime Population: Workers 3,921
Daytime Population: Residents 3,909
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,830
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 4,097
Population in Familes 1,563
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,781
Population Density2 3,904
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $36,274
Average Household Income $60,163
Per Capita Income $22,983


Total Housing Units 1,966 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 530 (27.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,282 (65.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $276,250
Average Home Value $304,442


Total Households 1,812
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 546
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% 0.12%
Households 0.03% 0.07%
Families 0.15% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

New Paltz, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Paltz to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 277 77th
Population Density # 193 84th
Diversity Index # 188 84th
Median Household Income # 1156 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1022 15th

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