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Ulster County, New York (NY)

County population in 2016: 179,225 (54% urban, 46% rural); it was 177,749 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,638
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 17,143
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 45,916
Renter-occupied apartments: 22,268 (it was 21,583 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

47%

Land area: 1126 sq. mi.

Water area: 34.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 159 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ulster County: 97.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (22.2%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Ulster County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Asian alone (2.2%)
Median resident age:  44.1 years
New York median age:  38.4 years
Males: 89,419  (49.9%)
Females: 89,806  (50.1%)
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Ulster County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ulster County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,790 ($42,551 in 1999)

This county:

$62,790
New York:

$62,909

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $868 (lower quartile is $685, upper quartile is $1,115)
This county:

$868
State:

$1086


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $224,800 (it was $111,500 in 2000)
Ulster:

$224,800
New York:

$302,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,500 - $302,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $257,211
Here:

$257,211
State:

$357,272

Townhouses or other attached units: $188,517
Here:

$188,517
State:

$568,104

In 2-unit structures: $435,261
Here:

$435,261
State:

$561,049

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $408,314
Here:

$408,314
State:

$650,258

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,095,556
Here:

$1,095,556
State:

$816,667

Mobile homes: $82,825
Here:

$82,825
State:

$72,941
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,846
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $678

Institutionalized population: 4,349

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 254
  • Auto thefts: 16

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 25
  • Burglaries: 51
  • Thefts: 198
  • Auto thefts: 11
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 418 buildings, average cost: $215,500
  • 2008: 270 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2009: 171 buildings, average cost: $240,900
  • 2010: 154 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2011: 128 buildings, average cost: $269,100
  • 2012: 144 buildings, average cost: $209,300
  • 2013: 137 buildings, average cost: $265,500
  • 2014: 161 buildings, average cost: $272,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,933 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,390 (2.1%)

Ulster County household income distribution in 2009 Ulster County home values distribution Ulster County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.1%
Ulster County:

14.1%
New York:

14.7%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.9% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.2% for American Indian residents, 3.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.1 years old
(Males: 43.1 years old, Females: 45.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.7 years old, Black residents: 33.1 years old, American Indian residents: 48.8 years old, Asian residents: 39.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.4 years old, Other race residents: 32.0 years old)

Area name: Kingston, NY MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ulster County is $640 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $766 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $971 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kingston, Wawarsing, Ulster, Shawangunk, Lloyd, Esopus, Marlborough, Rosendale, New Paltz, Marbletown.

Ulster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Denning town5128 - 164035 - 47
Esopus town4153 - 72924 - 34
Gardiner town5475 - 103430 - 38
Hardenburgh town485 - 123529 - 40
Hurley town6875 - 103532 - 39
Kingston city13832 - 53128 - 34
Kingston town4106 - 133833 - 45
Lloyd town77119 - 133936 - 42
Marbletown town66129 - 143834 - 42
Marlborough town34107 - 144136 - 48
New Paltz town10053 - 73128 - 34
Olive town2985 - 113430 - 39
Plattekill town3475 - 103531 - 40
Rochester town1563 - 93124 - 36
Rosendale town2363 - 92821 - 33
Saugerties town138108 - 123330 - 36
Shandaken town1085 - 123529 - 40
Shawangunk town72108 - 133834 - 42
Ulster town7764 - 83127 - 34
Wawarsing town3397 - 123430 - 38
Woodstock town8075 - 93228 - 36
Ulster county11028 34 

2012 air pollution in Ulster County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cook County, Illinois , Modoc County, California , Kane County, Illinois , Lake County, Illinois , Will County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11,682
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 13,776 (65.7% naturalized citizens)

Ulster County:

7.7%
Whole state:

23.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 3,056
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,878
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,628
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,073
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,565
  • Before 1970: 4,127
Note: State values scaled to Ulster County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.5%

Ulster County marital status for males Ulster County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 56,978
  • One, attached: 2,696
  • Two: 5,979
  • 3 or 4: 4,102
  • 5 to 9: 4,390
  • 10 to 19: 1,947
  • 20 to 49: 935
  • 50 or more: 1,519
  • Mobile homes: 5,388

Housing units in Ulster County with a mortgage: 28,884 (696 second mortgage, 5,186 home equity loan, 78 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,560

Here:

62.2% with mortgage
State:

61.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ulster County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,25627
Mainline Protestant15,31178
Other4,26230
Evangelical Protestant4,10442
Black Protestant1,0647
Orthodox1501
None107,346-
Ulster County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
Ulster County:

2.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
This county:

1.27 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Ulster County:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 229
This county:

12.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ulster County:

8.1%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Ulster County:

26.7%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.9%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Ulster County:

Average size of farms: 157 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,692
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $912.26
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 8.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $68,105
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.78%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $81,821
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.55%
Corn for grain: 1559 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,381 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 7,323 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ulster County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 145.4 miles away from Ulster County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 183.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 172.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from Ulster County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 323.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4085: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4085, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 07, 2011 to September 11, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4031: September 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4031, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3328: August 26, 2011, FEMA Id: 3328, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 26, 2011 to May 08, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1993: June 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1710: July 02, 2007, FEMA Id: 1710, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1692: April 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1650: July 01, 2006, FEMA Id: 1650, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 20 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ulster County (30) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Hurricanes: 6, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (8%)
  • Jamaica (7%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (4%)
  • India (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ulster County (%):

  • Italian (15%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • American (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • English (4%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • European (2%)

Ulster County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 52,878 (75.5%)
  • Carpooled: 5,435 (7.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 624 (0.9%)
  • Subway or elevated: 47 (0.1%)
  • Railroad: 88 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 524 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 492 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 3,559 (5.1%)
  • Worked at home: 5,785 (8.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Ulster County, New York in 2000:

  • 3,401 people in state prisons
  • 2,185 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,613 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 1,098 people in nursing homes
  • 928 people in religious group quarters
  • 552 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 378 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 372 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 232 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 220 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 121 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 85 people in other group homes
  • 55 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 53 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Ulster County, New York in 2010:

  • 2,833 people in state prisons
  • 2,720 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,122 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,273 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,259 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 659 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 523 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 138 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 121 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 85 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,736.

4.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
New York average:

5.06%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Ulster County:

0.02%
New York average:

0.08%

3.30% relocated from other counties in New York ($31,846 average AGI)
1.46% relocated from other states ($10,303 average AGI)
Ulster County:

1.46%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dutchess County, NY  0.74% ($41,311 average AGI)
from Orange County, NY  0.71% ($39,147)
from Kings County, NY  0.22% ($55,270)
from New York County, NY  0.21% ($109,959)
from Greene County, NY  0.19% ($32,328)
from Sullivan County, NY  0.17% ($36,397)
from Queens County, NY  0.13% ($46,176)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
New York average:

5.46%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($466 average AGI)
Ulster County:

0.06%
New York average:

0.11%

2.91% relocated to other counties in New York ($25,385 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($16,869 average AGI)
Ulster County:

1.95%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dutchess County, NY  0.70% ($44,204 average AGI)
to Orange County, NY  0.66% ($36,840)
to Greene County, NY  0.17% ($32,432)
to New York County, NY  0.17% ($85,368)
to Albany County, NY  0.13% ($33,280)
to Sullivan County, NY  0.13% ($33,115)
to Kings County, NY  0.12% ($67,207)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Births per 1000 population in Ulster County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Ulster County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ulster County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ulster County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ulster County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 29,840 (23,983 aged, 5,857 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,630 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Ulster County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,243)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,737)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,585)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,177)
  • Congestive heart failure (656)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (630)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (572)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (508)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (493)
  • Unspecified dementia (482)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,013
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 206
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29,085

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 962
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 884
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 55
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 69.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.1
  • Suffocation - 24.6
  • Other - 10.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 179,225
  • In family households: 133,241 (21,017 male householders, 20,940 female householders)
    29,867 spouses, 46,628 children (44,518 natural, 1,087 adopted, 1,023 stepchildren), 3,126 grandchildren, 2,206 brothers or sisters, 2,127 parents, 2,009 other relatives, 5,321 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 34,211 (11,574 male householders (8,470 living alone)), 14,767 female householders (11,748 living alone)), 7,870 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 11,773

Size of family households: 20,345 2-persons, 10,090 3-persons, 7,177 4-persons, 2,795 5-persons, 1,264 6-persons, 286 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,218 1-person, 5,522 2-persons, 569 3-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

17,586 married couples with children.
10,255 single-parent households (2,535 men, 7,720 women).

87.7% of residents of Ulster speak English at home.
5.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (73% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $917,609,000 ($5,048 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,493,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $413,749,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $184,106,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,219,000
Federal grants: $261,684,000
Federal procurement contracts: $19,712,000 ($4,942,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $37,139,000 ($4,015,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,045,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $24,458,000
Federal Government insurance: $115,604,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,458
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 8,268
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,229
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,730
Here +15 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ulster County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 439.54 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 281
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,517
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,487
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,803
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,912
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,420
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,992
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,947
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,624
  • 1939 or earlier: 21,951
Note: State values scaled to Ulster population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ulster County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ulster County population
  • 1 room: 72
  • 2 rooms: 319
  • 3 rooms: 1,463
  • 4 rooms: 4,155
  • 5 rooms: 7,721
  • 6 rooms: 11,027
  • 7 rooms: 9,601
  • 8 rooms: 6,079
  • 9+ rooms: 6,007
  • 1 room: 1,490
  • 2 rooms: 1,130
  • 3 rooms: 4,854
  • 4 rooms: 6,225
  • 5 rooms: 4,410
  • 6 rooms: 2,030
  • 7 rooms: 1,022
  • 8 rooms: 388
  • 9+ rooms: 305
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ulster County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ulster County population
  • no bedroom: 145
  • 1 bedroom: 1,365
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,397
  • 3 bedrooms: 23,818
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,628
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,091
  • no bedroom: 1,691
  • 1 bedroom: 6,110
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,307
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,473
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,032
  • 5+ bedrooms: 241
Cars and other vehicles available in Ulster County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ulster County population
  • no vehicle: 1,167
  • 1 vehicle: 12,437
  • 2 vehicles: 21,007
  • 3 vehicles: 7,860
  • 4 vehicles: 2,984
  • 5+ vehicles: 989
  • no vehicle: 3,995
  • 1 vehicle: 11,664
  • 2 vehicles: 4,933
  • 3 vehicles: 1,143
  • 4 vehicles: 119
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

88% of Ulster County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 279% lived in New York.

Ulster County:

87.6%
State average:

89.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 134,759
  • Other state: 27,174
  • Northeast: 12,621
  • Midwest: 4,969
  • South: 6,437
  • West: 3,147

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ulster County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (55.9%)
  • Utility gas (17.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.9%)
  • Wood (8.9%)
  • Electricity (7.5%)
  • Solar energy (0.5%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28.9%)
  • Utility gas (27.5%)
  • Electricity (24.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.9%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • No fuel used (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Solar energy (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,808
Here:

11.6%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 858
Here:

11.0%
New York:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,219
Here:

13.6%
New York:

34.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Ulster County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $10,296,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,133,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $15,810,000
    Regular Highways: $2,125,000
    General - Other: $1,640,000
    Parks and Recreation: $123,000
    Other Higher Education: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $69,474,000
    General - Other: $56,050,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,723,000
    Health - Other: $23,099,000
    Regular Highways: $17,848,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,129,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,845,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,018,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,628,000
    Police Protection: $5,489,000
    Financial Administration: $3,829,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,487,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,388,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,167,000
    Transit Utilities: $2,713,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,634,000
    Parks and Recreation: $858,000
    Housing and Community Development: $567,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $503,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $274,000
    Libraries: $200,000
    Parking Facilities: $123,000
    Local Fire Protection: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,840,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $13,856,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $34,540,000
    Corrections - Other: $170,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $683,000
    Police Protection: $336,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Other Higher Education: $143,000
    Correctional Institutions: $129,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $117,000
    Central Staff Services: $89,000
    Transit Utilities: $88,000
    General Public Building: $70,000
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000
    Health - Other: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $80,366,000

Ulster County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $37,589,000
    Solid Waste Management: $15,715,000
    Higher Education - Other: $10,271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000
    Parking Facilities: $81,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,855,000
    Highways: $1,252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $313,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,539,000
    Highways: $181,000
    Education: $54,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $11,208,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,545,000
    Rents: $1,012,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $491,000
    Special Assessments: $405,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $253,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $257,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $45,857,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,048,000
    All Other: $8,820,000
    Education: $6,736,000
    Highways: $4,041,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $95,209,000
    Property: $56,521,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,830,000
    Other Selective Sales: $962,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $591,000
    Other License: $537,000

Ulster County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $147,480,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,991,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,783,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $22,802,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $19,789,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,294,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,013,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $98,114,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $68,027,000

Ulster County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,315,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,103,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,695,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 4,322
  • Number of aged recipients: 461
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,861
  • Number of recipients under 18: 500
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,904
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 918
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,874
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,026
Ulster County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ulster County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 49 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED368$193,690828$194,4052,128$179,468339$57,56918$1,490,889329$222,93647$60,149
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED28$208,25074$224,554229$207,42433$64,4242$182,50037$226,05412$73,917
APPLICATIONS DENIED78$182,103190$182,1741,124$204,818206$51,2525$256,600131$187,15345$67,689
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN48$173,542155$189,406682$206,39158$105,7932$664,50060$205,3335$102,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$214,44418$194,056135$213,89613$212,9232$930,00014$187,5716$90,500
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 48 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED127$203,44171$246,4089$230,7780$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED49$245,49028$248,8573$257,6670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED55$211,03615$242,5331$61,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN32$192,00018$278,6671$175,0001$108,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$314,0003$243,6670$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Ulster County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6,24080.4 years
John5,95274.7 years
William4,49474.9 years
Joseph4,19675.9 years
George3,08776.1 years
Robert3,02870.3 years
Charles3,01675.6 years
James2,97071.4 years
Helen2,85280.6 years
Frank2,62676.7 years
Most common last names in Ulster County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,69675.0 years
Miller1,05476.8 years
Brown90474.4 years
Johnson82074.0 years
Williams76972.4 years
Jones57972.8 years
Davis53775.0 years
Clark42276.0 years
Wilson41873.8 years
Thomas39673.5 years
Businesses in Ulster County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Marriott1
AT&T9Marshalls1
Ace Hardware3MasterBrand Cabinets9
Advance Auto Parts3McDonald's8
Aeropostale1Motherhood Maternity1
American Eagle Outfitters1New Balance2
Applebee's1New York & Co1
AutoZone1Nike9
Barnes & Noble1Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1Office Depot1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Old Navy1
Blockbuster3Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun1
Burger King4Panera Bread1
CVS5Payless2
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
DHL1Popeyes1
Deb1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry3RadioShack5
Dunkin Donuts14Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid8
Express1Rodeway Inn2
Famous Footwear1Ruby Tuesday1
Fashion Bug2SAS Shoes1
FedEx16SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears2
GNC5Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel2
Goodwill5Staples1
H&M1Starbucks2
H&R Block6Stop & Shop1
Hilton1Subaru1
Holiday Inn1Subway10
Hollister Co.1Super 83
Home Depot1T-Mobile4
Honda1Taco Bell2
Hot Topic1Target1
Howard Johnson1Toyota1
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us2
JCPenney1True Value5
Jones New York4U-Haul7
Journeys1UPS35
Justice1Vans2
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kincaid1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Volkswagen1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
LensCrafters1Wendy's1
Lowe's2YMCA2
Macy's1

Ulster County on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"