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West Hurley, New York - Basic Facts

The West Hurley Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Ulster County at latitude 42.0084 and longitude -74.1094. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The formal official name is the West Hurley Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as West Hurley, New York.

The U5 Census Class Code for West Hurley indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the West Hurley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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West Hurley, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,913
Population in Households 1,901
Population in Familes 1,475
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 505
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 887
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 553
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,026 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 733 (71.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 153 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $237,688
Average Home Value $258,060


Median Household Income $64,227
Average Household Income $86,335
Per Capita Income $40,216
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.32% -0.27%
Households -0.03% -0.16%
Families -0.21% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   3.68%
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.


West Hurley, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Hurley to the other 1,189 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 620 48th
Population Density1 # 939 21st
Diversity Index2 # 736 38th
Median Household Income # 497 58th
Per Capita Income # 313 74th

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