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Welcome to Kingston ...

The city of Kingston is located in Ulster County<1> and is the County Seat for Ulster County.

When the people of Kingston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Kingstonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kingston has a population of 22,863 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kingston.

Kingston is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Kingston is located in the (845) area code.

The ZIP code for Kingston: 12401<5>

Websites for Kingston ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ulsterchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.juniorleaguekingston.homestead.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kingston had an population of 22,863 people. This is a decrease of 4.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kingston had a population of 23,893 people (which is 13.09% of the total population of Ulster County). This makes Kingston the county's most populous community.

The population of Kingston represents 0.12% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,893 people, the population of Kingston increased 1.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,456 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kingston.

Communities Also Named Kingston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Kingston - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (3), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland (2), Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kingston.

Communities near Kingston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kingston.

  • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Kingston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,870 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poughkeepsie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
  • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie [Dutchess County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Kingston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,447 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poughkeepsie<8>
  • Hyde Park [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde Park
    • Hyde Park [Dutchess County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Kingston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,726 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park
  • Saugerties [Ulster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugerties
    • Saugerties [Ulster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Kingston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,002 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saugerties have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saugerties
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Paltz [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Paltz
      • New Paltz [Ulster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Kingston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,099 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Paltz have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Paltz
    • Catskill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catskill
      • Catskill [Greene County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Kingston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catskill
    • Red Hook [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hook
      • Red Hook [Dutchess County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Kingston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hook
    • Lloyd [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloyd
      • Lloyd [Ulster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Kingston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloyd have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lloyd
    • Pleasant Valley [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Valley
      • Pleasant Valley [Dutchess County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Kingston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
    • Marlborough [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlborough
      • Marlborough [Ulster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Kingston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,595 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlborough have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlborough

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kingston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kingston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kingston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kingston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingston. Our list includes 69 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kingston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kingston ...

Looking for more information about Kingston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kingston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kingston.

Adding Kingston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kingston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kingston was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kingston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kingston on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kingston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ulster County: www.co.ulster.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Ulster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Kingston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Kingston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kingston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kingston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kingston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kingston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kingston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kingston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KingstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9284, Longitude: -73.9970    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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