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2.58% growth


The economy of New Paltz, NY employs 2,872 people. The economy of New Paltz, NY is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Educational Services; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.41; 2.28; and 1.9 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in New Paltz, NY are Educational Services (610), Accommodation & Food Service (558), and Retail trade (520), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($30,781), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($26,250), and Accommodation & Food Service ($10,700).

Median household income in New Paltz, NY is $40,717. Males in New Paltz, NY have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,454. The income inequality of New Paltz, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for New Paltz, NY. In Ulster County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 69 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,066. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of New Paltz, NY is from the county of Ulster County, NY.

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New Paltz, NY is home to a population of 7,034 people, from which 90.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of New Paltz, NY is composed of 4,985 White residents (70.9%), 1,043 Hispanic residents (14.8%), 570 Asian residents (8.1%), 291 Black residents (4.14%), and 127 Two+ residents (1.81%). The most common foreign languages in New Paltz, NY are Spanish (730 speakers), Chinese (153 speakers), and Other Asian (138 speakers), but compared to other places, New Paltz, NY has a relative high number of Hindi (111 speakers), Other Asian (138 speakers), and Japanese (38 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in New Paltz, NY awarded 2,273 degrees. The student population of New Paltz, NY is skewed towards females, with 817 male students and 1,456 female students. Most students in New Paltz, NY are White (1,534 and 67.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (248 and 10.9%), Unknown (121 and 5.32%), and Black or African American (101 and 4.44%). The largest universities in New Paltz, NY by number of graduates are State University of New York at New Paltz (2,273 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in New Paltz, NY are General Psychology (151 and 6.64%), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (108 and 4.75%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (107 and 4.71%). The median tuition costs in New Paltz, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,470 and $16,320 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in New Paltz, NY is $290,500, which is 1.42 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $283,200 to $290,500, a 2.58% increase. The homeownership rate of New Paltz, NY is 28%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in New Paltz, NY have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in New Paltz, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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