New Paltz, NY

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2022 Population
7,732
4.8% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Schumer
Democratic Party
US Senator
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
21.6
0.461% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
37.8%
14.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,779
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$332,600
11.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,191

About

In 2022, New Paltz, NY had a population of 7.73k people with a median age of 21.6 and a median household income of $59,779. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of New Paltz, NY grew from 7,378 to 7,732, a 4.8% increase and its median household income grew from $51,912 to $59,779, a 15.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in New Paltz, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (68.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.73%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.38%), White (Hispanic) (4.64%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%).

None of the households in New Paltz, 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.

94.3% of the residents in New Paltz, NY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in New Paltz, NY are State University of New York at New Paltz (2,178 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in New Paltz, NY was $332,600, and the homeownership rate was 29.1%.

Most people in New Paltz, NY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in New Paltz, NY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

New Paltz, NY is home to a population of 7.73k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.88% of New Paltz, NY residents were born outside of the country (609 people).

In 2022, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.3k people) in New Paltz, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 443 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 416 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
94.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% of New Paltz, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in New Paltz, NY was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in New Paltz, NY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.3k ± 349
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    443 ± 157
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    416 ± 153
14.6%
Hispanic Population
1.13k people

In 2022, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.3k people) in New Paltz, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 443 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 416 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.6% of the people in New Paltz, NY are hispanic (1.13k people).

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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

7.88%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
609 people
8.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
628 people

As of 2022, 7.88% of New Paltz, NY residents (609 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 New Paltz, NY was 8.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    39 ± 39
  2. Vietnam
    27 ± 42
  3. Korea
    10 ± 21

New Paltz, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of New Paltz, NY employs 3.19k people. The largest industries in New Paltz, NY are Educational Services (593 people), Accommodation & Food Services (568 people), and Retail Trade (516 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($83,894), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,549), and Educational Services ($54,306).

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

3.19k
2022 Value
± 426

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Paltz, NY stayed at a rate of 0%, from 3.19k employees to 3.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in New Paltz, NY, are Sales & Related Occupations (521 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (389 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (363 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of New Paltz, NY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.19k
2022 Value
± 426

From 2021 to 2022, employment in New Paltz, NY stayed at a rate of 0%, from 3.19k employees to 3.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in New Paltz, NY, are Educational Services (593 people), Accommodation & Food Services (568 people), and Retail Trade (516 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of New Paltz, NY, though some of these residents may live in New Paltz, 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

$22,630
Median earning men ± $10,258
$10,144
Median earning women ± $6,039

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,061), Public Administration ($54,569), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,442).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,197), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($7,443).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New York went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.5%), followed by Other (0.813%).

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 New Paltz, NY awarded 2,178 degrees. The student population of New Paltz, NY in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,417 male students and 4,547 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in New Paltz, NY are White (1,349 and 64.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (392 and 18.8%), Black or African American (112 and 5.36%), and Asian (104 and 4.98%).

The largest universities in New Paltz, NY by number of degrees awarded are State University of New York at New Paltz (2,178 and 100%).

The most popular majors in New Paltz, NY are General Psychology (211 and 9.69%), Elementary Education & Teaching (159 and 7.3%), and General English Language & Literature (96 and 4.41%).

The median tuition cost in New Paltz, NY for a public four year colleges is $7,070 for in-state students and $16,980 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in New Paltz, NY, the percentage of applicants admitted was 58.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,964 (34.7% men and 65.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,964 students enrolled in New Paltz, NY, 34.7% men and 65.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,172 records, of which 66.4% were women and 33.6% 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 New Paltz, NY was General Psychology with 207 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
2,178 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, 764 men were awarded degrees from institutions in New Paltz, NY, which is 0.54 times less than the 1,414 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 1,349 degrees mean that there were 3.44 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 392 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,070) 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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Race

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 New Paltz, NY was $332,600 in 2022, which is 1.18 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $297,100 to $332,600, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in New Paltz, NY is 29.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in New Paltz, NY have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in New Paltz, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in New Paltz, NY is $59,779. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in New Paltz, NY was Census Tract 9533 with a value of $129,531, followed by Census Tract 9535 and Census Tract 9534, with respective values of $67,716 and $62,857.

Property

$332,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$37,587
$646
Median Property Taxes
±$211

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Rent vs Own

29.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 29.1% of the housing units in New Paltz, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 29.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9533
  2. Census Tract 9535
  3. Census Tract 9534

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in New Paltz, NY was Census Tract 9533 with a value of $129,531, followed by Census Tract 9535 and Census Tract 9534, with respective values of $67,716 and $62,857.

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Household Income

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$59,779
Median Household Income
± $15,970
2.22k
Number of Households
± 383

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.22k households in New Paltz, NY grew to $59,779 from the previous year's value of $51,912.

The following chart displays the households in New Paltz, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for New Paltz, 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 (52.7%)
  2. Walked (27%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.7%)

In 2022, 52.7% of workers in New Paltz, NY drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (27%) and those who worked at home (11.7%).

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in New Paltz, NY have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in New Paltz, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

37.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in New Paltz, NY (1.88k out of 4.97k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in New Paltz, NY is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.2% of the population of New Paltz, NY has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 8.29% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 0% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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 16.4% under 18 years, 60.9% between 18 and 34 years, 11.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 39.9% were men and 60.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.84%
Uninsured
55.3%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
8.29%
Medicare
20.6%
Non-Group
0%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in New Paltz, NY grew by 11.2% from 2.55% to 2.84%.

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