Ulster County, New York Population 2021

Ulster County, New York's estimated population is 175,883 with a growth rate of -0.48% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ulster County, New York is the 21st largest county in New York. The 2010 Population was 182,418 and has seen a growth of -3.58% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021175,883-845-0.48%
2020176,728-845-0.48%
2019177,573-845-0.47%
2018178,418-217-0.12%
2017178,635-407-0.23%
2016179,042-616-0.34%
2015179,658-742-0.41%
2014180,400-298-0.16%
2013180,698-840-0.46%
2012181,538-910-0.50%
2011182,448300.02%
2010182,41817,11410.35%
1990165,3047,1464.52%
1980158,15816,91711.98%
1970141,24122,43718.89%
1960118,80426,18328.27%
195092,6215,6046.44%
194087,0176,8628.56%
193080,1555,1766.90%
192074,979-16,790-18.30%
191091,7693,3473.79%
190088,4221,3601.56%
189087,0621,2241.43%
188085,8381,7632.10%
187084,0757,69410.07%
186076,38116,99728.62%
185059,38413,56229.60%
184045,8229,27225.37%
183036,5505,61618.15%
182030,9344,35816.40%
181026,5761,7216.92%
180024,855-4,542-15.45%
179029,3970.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.48%
County Website
Founded
1683
County Seat
2010 Population
182,418
Growth Since 2010
-3.58%
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Ulster County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White151,00184.52%
Black or African American10,7806.03%
Two or More Races7,4764.18%
Some Other Race5,5153.09%
Asian3,3961.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native3950.22%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1020.06%
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Ulster County, New York Population by Race

Ulster County, New York Population Pyramid $2021

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Ulster County, New York Median Age

44


Total

42.7


Male

45.4


Female

Ulster County, New York Adults

There are 146,740 adults, (34,254 of whom are seniors) in Ulster County, New York.

Ulster County, New York Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ulster County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

90,177

50.47%

Male

88,488

49.53%

Ulster County, New York Population by Age

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

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Ulster County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All68.3%31.7%
Male58.3%41.7%
Non Family54%46%
Female53.7%46.3%

68.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ulster County, New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,3202.4168.3
Married31,5933.0784.9
Non Family26,8381.2854
Female7,4403.2353.7
Male3,4493.458.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Ulster County, New York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,2673.28%
9th to 12th Grade7,7925.99%
High School Graduate38,71029.73%
Some College23,18017.80%
Associates Degree13,99410.75%
Bachelors Degree22,61817.37%
Graduate Degree19,62915.08%
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Ulster County, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ulster County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White107,55399,41837,185
Hispanic10,5728,3942,217
Black7,4696,3061,028
Other Race3,4682,587590
2+ Races3,3322,844743
Asian2,1941,8931,099
Native American31624240
Islander3333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.09%.

Ulster County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,830$46,401$35,036
Less Than 9th Grade$23,887$30,449$17,448
High School Graduate$32,616$40,005$26,925
Some College$37,570$44,967$31,556
Bachelors Degree$50,192$57,791$42,697
Graduate Degree$67,823$76,812$63,587

$40,830

Average Earnings

$46,401

Average Male

$35,036

Average Female

Ulster County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ulster County, New York Language by Age

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Ulster County, New York Language

88.94% of Ulster County, New York residents speak only English, while 11.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.88% 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
White137,70114,91810.83%
Hispanic16,1834,52327.95%
Black8,8612,78731.45%
Other4,8241,45330.12%
Multiple6,8341,42420.84%
Asian3,00356218.71%
Native3175116.09%

13.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.37%

Male Poverty Rate

15.16%

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 31.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ulster County, New York is White, with 10.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.46%.

Ulster County, New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.23%
High School15.30%
Some College11.42%
Bachelors or Greater5.88%

Ulster County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.53%
Male Unemployed26.33%
Female Employed8.11%
Male Employed4.52%

Ulster County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ulster County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,304$86,500
Families$82,828$103,781
Married Families$96,267$117,954
Non Families$37,781$54,643
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Income by Household Type

Ulster County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Ulster County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Ulster County, New York Marital Status

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8,801

Number of Veterans

8,268

Male Veterans

533

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,109
First Gulf War1,392
Korea1,097
Second Gulf War923
World War II653

Ulster County, New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+2,910
65 to 742,530
35 to 541,595
55 to 641,386
18 to 34380

Ulster County, New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,0796.40%
Black4044.64%
Hispanic2551.98%
2+ Races2084.74%
Other Race751.82%
Native American256.96%
Asian70.26%
Islander37.50%

Ulster County, New York Veterans by Race

Ulster County, New York Veterans by Education

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5.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ulster County, New York Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ulster County, New York Employment by Age

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Ulster County, New York Employment by Race

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Ulster County, New York Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.48%

Born in Ulster County, New York

92.19%

Native Born

7.81%

Foreign Born

3.24%

Non Citizen

4.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.19% of Ulster County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 74.48% having been born in New York. 3.24% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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