Ulster County, NY

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2022 Population
182,153
0.16% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.2
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
11.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$77,197
8.67% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$288,400
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
86,493
1.29% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Ulster County, NY had a population of 182k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $77,197. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ulster County, NY grew from 181,862 to 182,153, a 0.16% increase and its median household income grew from $71,040 to $77,197, a 8.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ulster County, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.59%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.08%), and White (Hispanic) (3.54%).

None of the households in Ulster County, NY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Ulster County, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ulster County, NY are State University of New York at New Paltz (2,178 degrees awarded in 2022), Ulster County Community College (413 degrees), and Yeshiva of Ocean (14 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ulster County, NY was $288,400, and the homeownership rate was 69.2%.

Most people in Ulster County, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ulster County, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ulster County, NY is home to a population of 182k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.67% of Ulster County, NY residents were born outside of the country (14k people).

In 2022, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Ulster County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Ulster County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ulster County, NY was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ulster County, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    136k ± 1.54k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 1.36k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.2k ± 442
11.1%
Hispanic Population
20.2k people

In 2022, there were 13.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (136k people) in Ulster County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.2k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 10.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Ulster County, NY are hispanic (20.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ulster County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    505,872 ± 17,239 people
  2. China
    415,960 ± 15,668 people
  3. Jamaica
    230,433 ± 11,717 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,872 New York residents, followed by China with 415,960 and Jamaica with 230,433.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.67%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14k people
7.33%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.3k people

As of 2022, 7.67% of Ulster County, NY residents (14k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ulster County, NY was 7.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,310 ± 321
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,050 ± 247
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    936 ± 263

Ulster County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ulster County, NY employs 86.5k people. The largest industries in Ulster County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,358 people), Educational Services (10,518 people), and Retail Trade (9,839 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($98,417), Utilities ($93,614), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,950).

Males in New York have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,694. The income inequality in New York (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

86.5k
2022 Value
± 2,303
−1.29%
1 Year decline
± 3.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ulster County, NY declined at a rate of −1.29%, from 87.6k employees to 86.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ulster County, NY, are Management Occupations (8,647 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,179 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,937 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ulster County, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

86.5k
2022 Value
± 2,303
−1.29%
1 Year decline
± 3.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ulster County, NY declined at a rate of −1.29%, from 87.6k employees to 86.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ulster County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (14,358 people), Educational Services (10,518 people), and Retail Trade (9,839 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ulster County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Ulster County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,732
Median earning men ± $2,467
$41,840
Median earning women ± $1,546

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,299), Public Administration ($79,380), and Information ($74,792).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($69,028), Public Administration ($61,809), and Wholesale Trade ($51,774).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.74%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.56M people employed in New York. This represents a 2.74% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 19.7%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,849
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,059
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 952
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ulster County, NY went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.3%), followed by Other (1.75%).

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing the state of New York. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New York

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Chuck Schumer
Senator from New York3
Assumed office on January 3, 1999
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York1
Assumed office on January 26, 2009
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Hillary Clinton, who had become Secretary of State.

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are the senators currently representing New York.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New York

New York is currently represented by 26 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ulster County, NY awarded 2,605 degrees. The student population of Ulster County, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,887 male students and 6,029 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ulster County, NY are White (1,654 and 65.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (463 and 18.4%), Black or African American (139 and 5.52%), and Asian (112 and 4.45%).

The largest universities in Ulster County, NY by number of degrees awarded are State University of New York at New Paltz (2,178 and 83.6%), Ulster County Community College (413 and 15.9%), and Yeshiva of Ocean (14 and 0.537%).

The most popular majors in Ulster County, NY are General Psychology (211 and 8.1%), Elementary Education & Teaching (159 and 6.1%), and General Studies (128 and 4.91%).

The median tuition costs in Ulster County, NY are $8,150 for private four year colleges, and $7,070 and $16,980 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ulster County, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,916 (39.2% men and 60.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,916 students enrolled in Ulster County, NY, 39.2% men and 60.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,971 records, of which 61.9% were women and 38.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 207 degrees awarded
  2. 131 degrees awarded
  3. 96 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ulster County, NY was General Psychology with 207 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ulster County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,178 degrees awarded
  2. 413 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was State University of New York at New Paltz with 2,178 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 939 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ulster County, NY, which is 0.564 times less than the 1,666 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,654 degrees mean that there were 3.57 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 463 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($8,150) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,454) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.7% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.75% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.04M), Bachelors Degree (3.33M), and Some college (2.79M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ulster County, NY was $288,400 in 2022, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $252,300 to $288,400, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Ulster County, NY is 69.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ulster County, NY have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ulster County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ulster County, NY is $77,197. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ulster County, NY was Census Tract 9533 with a value of $129,531, followed by Census Tract 9539 and Census Tract 9512, with respective values of $111,552 and $107,833.

In 2022, 19.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ulster County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.193%.

Property

$288,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,198
$49,975
Median Property Taxes
±$1,571

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.2% of the housing units in Ulster County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9533
  2. Census Tract 9539
  3. Census Tract 9512

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ulster County, NY was Census Tract 9533 with a value of $129,531, followed by Census Tract 9539 and Census Tract 9512, with respective values of $111,552 and $107,833.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ulster County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$77,197
Median Household Income
± $3,493
72.3k
Number of Households
± 2,100

In 2022, the median household income of the 72.3k households in Ulster County, NY grew to $77,197 from the previous year's value of $71,040.

The following chart displays the households in Ulster County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ulster County, NY is from New York.
0.494
2022 Wage GINI in New York
0.493
2021 Wage GINI in New York

In 2022, the income inequality in New York was 0.494 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.125% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.2%)
  3. Carpooled (6.78%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Ulster County, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.2%) and those who carpooled to work (6.78%).

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ulster County, NY have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.73% of the workforce in Ulster County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 19.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ulster County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.193%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ulster County, NY (25.7k out of 175k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ulster County, NY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.6% of the children was living in poverty in Ulster County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 174 in Ulster County, NY. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 43 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Ulster County, NY has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 0.858% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ulster County, NY see 1480 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.271% increase from the previous year (1476 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 267 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,480 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ulster County, NY

Primary care physicians in Ulster County, NY see an average of 1,480 patients per year. This represents a 0.271% increase from the previous year (1,476 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19% under 18 years, 20.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.19%
Uninsured
45.7%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
0.858%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ulster County, NY grew by 15.5% from 5.36% to 6.19%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 35.1 in Ulster County, NY.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.5% in Ulster County, NY.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.9% in Ulster County, NY.

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