Kingston, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kingston, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Kingston had a population of 24,224 as of July 1, 2017. Kingston 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 Kingston is located at latitude 41.9301 and longitude -73.9968 in Ulster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kingston (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.48 sq. miles and a water area of 1.29 sq. miles. Ulster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 197 feet.

The City of Kingston (GNIS ID: 979118) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kingston 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 Kingston: Esopus, Kingston L'isle, Swanenburgh, Wildwijk, Wildwyck, Wiltwyck.

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


Total Population 24,224
Daytime Population: Workers 16,571
Daytime Population: Residents 12,925
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,496
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 23,524
Population in Familes 16,416
Population in Group Qrtrs 700
Population Density2 3,238
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $46,923
Average Household Income $63,411
Per Capita Income $27,760


Total Housing Units 11,423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,657 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,618 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,148 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $194,364
Average Home Value $224,039


Total Households 10,275
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 5,382
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 0.19% 0.19%
Households 0.08% 0.11%
Families -0.16% -0.02%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Kingston, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston 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 # 68 94th
Population Density # 256 79th
Diversity Index # 120 90th
Median Household Income # 937 22nd
Per Capita Income # 743 38th

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