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Kingston is a city in Ulster County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after a town in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Kingston. For links to other places called Kingston, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Kingston is 41.926N. The longitude is -73.997W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,294.


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Median household income
Local
$31,594
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kingston demographic reports
Kingston is on the west bank of the Hudson River
Settled by Dutch in 1653. British captured and burned the town in 1777.

Grew as the terminus of the Delaware & Hudson Canal, which carried coal from Pennsylvania to the Hudson River.

Public transportation: Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT) (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 118. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Peter Bogdanovich, film director
· John Glover, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Bluestone Festival - Oct. 7, 2007
  • Irish Festival - Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kingston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Trolley Museum of New York, Historic Kingston Museum, Hudson River Maritime Museum, Town of Shandaken Historical Museum, Volunteer Firemen's Hall and Museum, Fred J. Johnston Museum
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 108

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kingston 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 12401 ZIP code.

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Kingston Web sites

Ancestry & family history

17% of Kingston residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kingston ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kingston was $18,662, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

20% of Kingston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Kingston festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Kingston include Chestnut Street Historic District, Clinton Avenue Historic District (Kingston), Kingston Stockade District, Rondout-West Strand Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kingston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $520.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $989.


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Libraries

Libraries in Kingston include Kingston Library, Ulster Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Kingston include Kingston Daily Freeman

TV stations in Kingston include WRNN.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WAMK.

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Kingston workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kingston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Kingston include Holiday Inn-Kingston, Sky Top Motel, Super 8.

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