Kingston, NY Profile: Facts & Data

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Kingston, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Kingston had a population of 24,043 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.927 and longitude -73.9974 in Ulster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kingston 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kingston, NY Housing Affordability Index is 103
State of New York Housing Affordability Index is 85
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Kingston, NY Wealth Index is 58
State of New York Wealth Index is 109
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 24,043
Population in Households 23,343
Population in Familes 16,300
Population in Group Qrtrs 700
Population Density 3,213
Diversity Index1 64
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $48,212
Average Household Income $64,620
Per Capita Income $27,543
Wealth Index3 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,431 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,788 (41.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,442 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,201 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $176,160
Housing Affordability Index2 103
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,230
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 5,360
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.07% -0.22%
Households 0.01% -0.26%
Families -0.16% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Kingston, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kingston to the other 1,195 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 253 79th
Diversity Index # 128 89th
Median Household Income # 980 18th
Per Capita Income # 805 33rd

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