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Welcome to Ulster ...

The Town of Ulster is located in Ulster County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Ulster has a population of 12,622 people<3> (see below for details).

Ulster is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ulster had an population of 12,622 people. This is an increase of 2.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Ulster had a population of 12,327 people (or 6.75% of the total population of Ulster County). This makes Ulster the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Ulster represents 0.06% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 199th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,327 people, the population of Ulster decreased 1.73% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,544 people).

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

Communities near Ulster ...

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

  • Poughkeepsie
  • Hyde Park
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    • Hyde Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Ulster.
    • 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.
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  • Saugerties
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugerties
    • Saugerties lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Ulster.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,002 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saugerties have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saugerties
  • New Paltz
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    • New Paltz lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Ulster.
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Paltz
  • Catskill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catskill
    • Catskill lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Ulster.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,337 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catskill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catskill
  • Red Hook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hook
    • Red Hook lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Ulster.
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hook
  • Lloyd
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloyd
    • Lloyd lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Ulster.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pleasant Valley
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    • Pleasant Valley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Ulster.
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley
  • Esopus
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    • Esopus lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Ulster.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,704 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esopus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rhinebeck
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinebeck
    • Rhinebeck lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ulster.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,792 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhinebeck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhinebeck

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ulster. See our Newspapers Page for Ulster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ulster ...

Looking for more information about Ulster? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Ulster, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Ulster.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ulster. 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>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 Ulster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ulster - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ulster) 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 Ulster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from UlsterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ulster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9695, Longitude: -74.0060       In this case, the coordinates for Ulster 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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