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New Paltz is a town in Ulster County, in the Kingston metro area. [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 41.758N. The longitude is -74.087W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 200 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,830.
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 12440 ZIP code.
14% of New Paltz residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $18,436, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of New Paltz residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in New Paltz, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $569. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,416.
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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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