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, 2017)


Total Population 18,466
Daytime Population: Workers 8,454
Daytime Population: Residents 9,574
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,028
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 15,288
Population in Familes 10,279
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,178
Population Density2 310
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $65,565
Average Household Income $95,554
Per Capita Income $35,148


Total Housing Units 6,874 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,786 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,371 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 717 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $302,590
Average Home Value $371,124


Total Households 6,157
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 3,369
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 0.03% 0.07%
Households -0.08% 0.01%
Families -0.34% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.19%

New Paltz, NY 12561 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12561 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes 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 # 350 80th
Population Density # 769 56th
Diversity Index # 485 72nd
Median Household Income # 579 67th
Per Capita Income # 550 69th

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