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Overview

Introduction to New Paltz, New York

New Paltz, New York, in Ulster county, is 40 miles NW of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center) and 69 miles N of New York, New York.

New Paltz History

Located within the Town of New Paltz, New Paltz is a hamlet in Ulster County. The French Huguenots founded this place in 1678, and the Esopus Wars influenced European migration to the area. Officially incorporated in 1887, the community was named in honor of Pfalz in Germany.

New Paltz and Nearby Attractions

  • Minnewaska State Park Preserve
  • Hasbrouck House
  • Splashdown
  • Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
  • Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park
  • Huguenot Street

Things To Do In New Paltz

The Ulster County Fair and St. Joseph's Festa is celebrated in July, while the Hudson Valley Rib Festival is celebrated in August. Festivities of Old New Paltz Day are held in September. Splashdown is a water park near New Paltz. The Bevier House Museum, the Trolley Museum of New York, the Hudson River Maritime Museum, and the Hasbrouck House are museums not far from the village. Situated on the Hudson River, Margaret Lewis Norrie State Park provides recreational provisions for boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. It also has picnic and camping areas.

New Paltz Transportation

Air transportation is available at Stewart International Airport.

New Paltz Higher Education

SUNY New Paltz is the local college. Marist College, Dutchess Community College, and Vassar College are located near New Paltz.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,123
Male Share of the Population43.2%
Female Share of the Population56.8%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+6,342
Age of the Population25

Families

% of people married31.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.5%
Median Earnings25+$46,685
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,948

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,889
% Above Poverty Level82.7%
% Below Poverty Level17.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,157
Median House Value$305,500

Ancestry

Italian23.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
Irish18.6%
English8.4%
Russian5.5%
Polish4.6%
Dutch2.4%
French Except Basque1.8%
African1.4%
Swedish1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Austrian1.1%
Greek1%
Lithuanian1%
Canadian1%
Hungarian1%
Turkish1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
West Indian0.7%
Czech0.6%
Arab0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Nigerian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
British0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
German0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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New Paltz Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ulster County
Standard Zip Codes12561
Phone Area Codes845
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.74
Approximate Longitude-74.08

New Paltz Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMOHONK LAKE
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationWALDEN 1 ESE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationSTORMVILLE
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clintondale1,227$128,333
Gardiner5,686$91,090
High Falls942$0
Highland2,355$62,727
Rifton558$84,500
Tillson1,818$92,703

New Paltz Public Libraries

Elting Memorial Library
93 MAIN STREET
New Paltz, New York
(845) 255-5030

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New Paltz Public Schools

Duzine School
196 Main St
ZIP: 12561
(845) 256-4350
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Lenape Elementary School
1 Eugene L Brown Dr
ZIP: 12561
(845) 256-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
New Paltz Middle School
196 Main St
ZIP: 12561
(845) 256-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
New Paltz Senior High School
S Putt Corners Rd
ZIP: 12561
(845) 256-4100
High
Total Enrollment 771
Ulster Boces
175 Rte 32 N
ZIP: 12561
(845) 255-3040
Other
Total Enrollment 184

New Paltz Private Schools

Mountain Laurel Waldorf School
16 S Chestnut St
ZIP: 12561
Elementary
Total Enrollment 143
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