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Welcome to New Paltz ...

The village of New Paltz is located in Ulster County<1>.


The location of New Paltz has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


New Paltz was established in 1678.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, New Paltz has a population of 7,137 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of New Paltz is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

New Paltz is within the boundaries of the (845) area code.

Websites for New Paltz ...

Official Website:   www.villageofnewpaltz.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ulsterchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, New Paltz had an population of 7,137 people. This is an increase of 4.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, New Paltz had a population of 6,818 people. This makes New Paltz the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of New Paltz represents 0.04% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 356th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,818 people, the population of New Paltz increased 12.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,034 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for New Paltz.

Communities near New Paltz ...

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

  • Poughkeepsie
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Newburgh
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Kingston
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Beacon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beacon
    • Beacon is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beacon <5>
  • Walden
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walden
    • Walden is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,620 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walden <5>
  • Wappingers Falls
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wappingers Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wappingers Falls
    • Wappingers Falls is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,509 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wappingers Falls <5>
  • Montgomery
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Ellenville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Maybrook
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybrook
    • Maybrook is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,652 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maybrook <5>
  • Rhinebeck
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)

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 New Paltz. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for New Paltz.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of New Paltz. 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 New Paltz.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around New Paltz. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for New Paltz.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Paltz ...

Looking for more information about New Paltz? 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 New Paltz, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for New Paltz.

Adding New Paltz to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for New Paltz was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the New Paltz post office opened in 1809.

We also found New Paltz in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for New Paltz.

The official website for New Paltz: www.villageofnewpaltz.org/

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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for New Paltz.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Paltz - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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