New Paltz, NY 12561 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12561: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
New Paltz, NY 12561

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 775
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,045
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 337
  • County: Ulster County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.74, Longitude -74.095
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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New Paltz, NY 12561 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,254
Population in Households 15,081
Population in Familes 10,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,173
Population Density1 318
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 6,118
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 3,352
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,906 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,742 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,376 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 788 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $292,424
Average Home Value $362,513


Median Household Income $62,831
Average Household Income $91,083
Per Capita Income $33,822
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.05%
Households -0.11% -0.05%
Families -0.39% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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 12561 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12561 to the other 1,741 ZIP Codes 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 # 350 80th
Population Density1 # 756 57th
Diversity Index2 # 484 72nd
Median Household Income # 566 68th
Per Capita Income # 549 69th

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