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 6,879 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


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

POPULATION

Total Population 6,879
Population in Households 4,070
Population in Familes 1,560
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,809
Population Density1 3,905
Diversity Index2 54
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,807
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 525 (26.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,282 (64.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $271,101
Average Home Value $298,084
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,472
Average Household Income $57,089
Per Capita Income $22,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.14% 0.06%
Households -0.01% 0.01%
Families 0.26% -0.22%
Median Household Income   -1.63%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
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.

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, 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 # 271 77th
Population Density1 # 193 84th
Diversity Index2 # 188 84th
Median Household Income # 1164 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1030 14th

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