Ulster County, New York Population 2020

Ulster County, New York's estimated population is 178,723 with a growth rate of -0.20% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018178,599-124-0.07%
2017178,723-357-0.20%
2016179,080-612-0.34%
2015179,692-727-0.40%
2014180,419-282-0.16%
2013180,701-834-0.46%
2012181,535-895-0.49%
2011182,430210.01%
2010182,40917,10510.35%
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%

How Many People Live in Ulster County, New York?

178,723

Ulster County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White152,28984.93%
Black or African American10,6155.92%
Two or More Races7,4794.17%
Some Other Race4,9692.77%
Asian3,4521.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native3680.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1310.07%

Ulster County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

Ulster County, New York Median Age

43.7


Total

42.6


Male

45.1


Female

Ulster County, New York Adults

There are 146,883 adults, (33,335 of whom are seniors) in Ulster County, New York.

Ulster County, New York Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ulster County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

90,529

50.49%

Male

88,774

49.51%

Ulster County, New York Households and Families

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

Ulster County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All68.8%31.2%
Male57.3%42.7%
Non Family55.3%44.7%
Female55.2%44.8%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,5392.4168.8
Married31,6593.0684.7
Non Family26,7331.2855.3
Female7,4703.2555.2
Male3,6773.3157.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ulster County, New York Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0933.15%
9th to 12th Grade8,2026.31%
High School Graduate38,65529.75%
Some College23,67018.22%
Associates Degree13,46510.36%
Bachelors Degree23,20117.86%
Graduate Degree18,64614.35%

Ulster County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White107,95199,56236,917
Hispanic10,2928,0892,081
Black7,3026,1401,046
Multiple Races3,3702,882805
Other Race2,9222,183460
Asian2,1631,8551,085
Native American27821121
Islander4040

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 50.16%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,589$45,745$33,868
Less Than High School$24,386$30,226$19,116
High School Grad$31,754$37,159$26,849
Some College$36,786$45,991$30,871
Bachelors Degree$48,837$56,277$41,270
Graduate Degree$65,844$78,007$61,257

$39,589

Average Earnings

$45,745

Average Male

$33,868

Average Female

Ulster County, New York Language

Ulster County, New York Language by Age

Ulster County, New York Language

88.62% of Ulster County, New York residents speak only English, while 11.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.09% of the population.

Ulster County, New York Poverty

Ulster County, New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White138,83215,40311.09%
Hispanic15,9414,48028.10%
Black8,7542,58229.50%
Multiple6,7461,44021.35%
Other4,3861,29329.48%
Asian3,02149116.25%
Native2656323.77%

13.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.80%

Male Poverty Rate

14.97%

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 29.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ulster County, New York is White, with 11.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.02%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.25%
High School15.99%
Some College11.29%
Bachelors or Greater5.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.29%
Male Unemployed24.78%
Female Employed8.15%
Male Employed4.58%

Ulster County, New York Income

Ulster County, New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,348$84,423
Families$79,640$100,826
Married Families$94,566$115,368
Non Families$36,497$54,061

Ulster County, New York Marital Status

Ulster County, New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ulster County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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

Ulster County, New York Veterans

9,040

Number of Veterans

8,460

Male Veterans

580

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,351
Korea1,233
First Gulf War1,161
World War II751
Second Gulf War710
Name Veterans % of Total
White8,2066.45%
Black3914.58%
2 or More3357.51%
Hispanic2692.13%
Other862.40%
Indian133.87%
Hawaiian59.62%
Asian40.15%

$Ulster County, New York Veterans by Education

6.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ulster County, New York Employment Status

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ulster County, New York Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.08%

Born in New York

92.15%

Native Born

7.85%

Foreign Born

3.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.15% of Ulster County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 75.08% having been born in New York. 3.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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