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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>

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

New Paltz was established in 1678.

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 located in 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 (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of New Paltz and is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,870 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poughkeepsie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
  • Newburgh (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
    • Newburgh lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of New Paltz and is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,524 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
  • Poughkeepsie (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poughkeepsie
    • Poughkeepsie lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of New Paltz and is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,447 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poughkeepsie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poughkeepsie<6>
  • Newburgh (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
    • Newburgh lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of New Paltz and is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,902 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburgh<6>
  • New Windsor (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
    • New Windsor lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of New Paltz and is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,475 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
  • Wappinger (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wappinger
    • Wappinger lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of New Paltz and is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,669 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wappinger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wappinger
  • Fishkill (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill
    • Fishkill lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of New Paltz and is located in Dutchess County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishkill
  • Montgomery (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of New Paltz and is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,859 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
  • Kingston (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
    • Kingston lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of New Paltz and is located in Ulster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,736 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<6>
  • Hyde Park (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde Park
    • Hyde Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of New Paltz and is located in Dutchess County
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park

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.

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for New Paltz

Communities in New York

About Ulster County

About New York

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 have 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>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 from Point A (ie- New Paltz) 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 New Paltz. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New PaltzOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Paltz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7494, Longitude: -74.0811       In this case, the coordinates for New Paltz have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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