Ulster County, New York Population 2024

179,549

Ulster County, New York's estimated 2024 population is 179,549 with a growth rate of -0.77% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ulster County, New York is the 20th largest county in New York. The 2010 population was 182,422 and has seen a growth of -1.57% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029172,624-1,385-0.8%
2028174,009-1,385-0.79%
2027175,394-1,385-0.78%
2026176,779-1,385-0.78%
2025178,164-1,385-0.77%
2024179,549-1,385-0.77%
2023180,934-1,385-0.76%
2022182,319-1,385-0.75%
2021183,7042,0771.14%
2020181,6273,6942.08%
2019177,933-577-0.32%
2018178,510-140-0.08%
2017178,650-395-0.22%
2016179,045-651-0.36%
2015179,696-739-0.41%
2014180,435-287-0.16%
2013180,722-833-0.46%
2012181,555-903-0.49%
2011182,458360.02%
2010182,422
1990165,3047,1464.52%
1980158,15816,91711.98%
1970141,24122,43718.89%
1960118,80426,18328.27%
195092,6215,6046.44%
194087,0176,8628.56%
193080,1555,1766.9%
192074,979-16,790-18.3%
191091,7693,3473.79%
190088,4221,3601.56%
189087,0621,2241.43%
188085,8381,7632.1%
187084,0757,69410.07%
186076,38116,99728.62%
185059,38413,56229.6%
184045,8229,27225.37%
183036,5505,61618.15%
182030,9344,35816.4%
181026,5761,7216.92%
180024,855-4,542-15.45%
179029,397-143,227-82.97%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.77% (-1,385)
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Ulster County
County Seat
2010 Population
182,422
Area
1124 mi²
Density
160 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.57% (-2,873)
Founded
1683

Ulster County, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White142,47878.22%
Two or more races17,6549.69%
Black or African American11,0226.05%
Other race7,0513.87%
Asian3,5731.96%
Native American3430.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.02%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ulster County, New York Population by Race

Ulster County, New York Population Pyramid 2024

Ulster County, New York Median Age

44.2

Total

43

Male

45.4

Female

Ulster County, New York Adults

There are 150,628 adults, (37,270 of whom are seniors) in Ulster County, New York.

Ulster County, New York Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ulster County, New York Sex Ratio

Female91,18050.06%
Male90,97349.94%

Ulster County, New York Population by Age

Ulster County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All72,2652.3469.230.8
Married31,4833.0585.614.4
Non Family29,6561.2754.845.2
Female7,4743.1456.643.4
Male3,6523.1869.430.6
showing: 5 rows

2.97

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ulster County, New York Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ulster County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ulster County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 56.25%.

Ulster County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$51,081

Average Earnings

$58,090

Average Male

$44,221

Average Female

Ulster County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ulster County, New York Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ulster County, New York Language

88.55% of Ulster County, New York residents speak only English, while 11.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.24% of the population.

Ulster County, New York Language

Ulster County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White132,40216,36212.36%
Hispanic18,5105,07627.42%
Multiple17,1493,06317.86%
Black9,2492,55827.66%
Other6,4391,64325.52%
Asian3,32156116.89%
Native2714315.87%
showing: 7 rows

14.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.34%

Male Poverty Rate

15.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ulster County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ulster County, New York is Black, with 27.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ulster County, New York is White, with 12.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.83%.

Ulster County, New York Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.75%
High School19.15%
Some College12.21%
Bachelors or Greater6.23%
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Ulster County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.07%
Male Unemployed28.41%
Female Employed7.15%
Male Employed4.4%
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Ulster County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ulster County, New York Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ulster County, New York Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Ulster County, New York Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ulster County, New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ulster County, New York Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ulster County, New York Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,134

Number of Veterans

6,661

Male Veterans

473

Female Veterans

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Ulster County, New York Veterans by War

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Ulster County, New York Veterans by Age

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Ulster County, New York Veterans by Race

Ulster County, New York Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ulster County, New York Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ulster County, New York Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ulster County, New York Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ulster County, New York Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.29%

Born in Ulster County, New York

92.24%

Native Born

7.76%

Foreign Born

2.97%

Non Citizen

4.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.24% of Ulster County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 73.29% having been born in New York. 2.97% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ulster County, New York Place of Birth

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