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New Paltz is a village in Ulster County, in the Kingston metro area.
The community was named after Pfalz in Germany.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named New Paltz. For links to other places called New Paltz, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of New Paltz is 41.747N. The longitude is -74.087W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 240 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,428.
Huguenot Street, with several houses built by 17th-century settlers, is one of the oldest residential streets in the country.
Sections below provide additional information and links about New Paltz demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ulster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12561 ZIP code.
12% of New Paltz residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the New Paltz ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in New Paltz was $11,644, compared with $21,587 nationally.
54% of New Paltz residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in New Paltz include Huguenot Street Historic District, Lake Mohonk Mountain House Complex ... View historic districts
Median rent in New Paltz, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $591. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,256.
Libraries in New Paltz include Elting Memorial Library ... View libraries
Ulster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Paltz political report.
The average commute time for New Paltz workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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