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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.


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Median household income
Local
$21,747
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our New Paltz demographic reports
New Paltz is on the Walkill River, in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains.
Founded by French Huguenots in 1678

Huguenot Street, with several houses built by 17th-century settlers, is one of the oldest residential streets in the country.

Well-known residents have included:
· Floyd Patterson, boxer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Ulster County Fair - July 31-August 5, 2007
  • Old New Paltz Day - Sept. 8, 2007
  • St. Joseph's Festa - July 19-21, 2007
  • Hudson Valley Rib Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check New Paltz web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
Historic sites and museums: Huguenot Street, Hasbrouck House
Colleges and universities: SUNY New Paltz
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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54% of New Paltz residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fall foliagePlaces to view colors: Sky Top Tower at Lake Mohonk

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Historic districts in New Paltz include Huguenot Street Historic District, Lake Mohonk Mountain House Complex ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in New Paltz, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $591.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,256.


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Libraries in New Paltz include Elting Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Ulster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our New Paltz political report.

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The average commute time for New Paltz workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in New Paltz include Econo Lodge New Paltz, Mohonk Mountain House.

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