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Time Zone: Ulster County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Kingston is the Seat for Ulster County.

Ulster County is one of the original counties of New York and was founded in 1683.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ulster had a population of 181,440 people. This is an increase of 2.08% since the last Census (which gave a population of 177,749 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ulster represented 0.94% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010182,493+2.67%+0.58% since 2009
2009181,440+2.08%-0.16% since 2008
2008181,722+2.24%+0.11% since 2007
2007181,530+2.13% 
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2000177,749The Last Census

More information can be found on the Ulster County Census Page for Ulster County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Ulster County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Ulster County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Kingston   22,36823,4564.64% decrease  
Saugerties   19,52419,8681.73% decrease  
New Paltz   14,28712,83011.36% increase  
Wawarsing   13,53512,8895.01% increase  
Shawangunk   12,65212,0225.24% increase  

Websites for Ulster County

Official Website:   www.co.ulster.ny.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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