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Ulster County, NY&

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0.44% decline
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Median Household Income
2.5% growth
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Number of Employees
0.07% growth
Median Property Value
1.35% decline


The economy of Ulster County, NY employs 85,679 people. The economy of Ulster County, NY is specialized in Educational Services; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.44; 1.36; and 1.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ulster County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,989), Educational Services (11,503), and Retail trade (10,650), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,750), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($56,467), and Educational Services ($50,374).

Median household income in Ulster County, NY is $60,393. Males in Ulster County, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,738. The income inequality of Ulster County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.503 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ulster County, 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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Ulster County, NY is home to a population of 180,505 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ulster County, NY is composed of 144,798 White residents (80.2%), 17,382 Hispanic residents (9.6%), 9,461 Black residents (5.24%), 4,722 Two+ residents (2.62%), and 3,476 Asian residents (1.93%). The most common foreign languages in Ulster County, NY are Spanish (9,863 speakers), French (1,810 speakers), and Italian (1,133 speakers), but compared to other places, Ulster County, NY has a relative high number of Italian (1,133 speakers), French (1,810 speakers), and Greek (357 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ulster County, NY awarded 2,904 degrees. The student population of Ulster County, NY is skewed towards females, with 1,058 male students and 1,846 female students. Most students in Ulster County, NY are White (2,032 and 70%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (311 and 10.7%), Black or African American (148 and 5.1%), and Unknown (132 and 4.55%). The largest universities in Ulster County, NY by number of graduates are State University of New York at New Paltz (2,273 and 78.3%), Ulster County Community College (545 and 18.8%), and Ulster County BOCES-Practical Nursing Program (86 and 2.96%). The most popular majors in Ulster County, NY are General Psychology (151 and 5.2%), Speech Communication & Rhetoric (108 and 3.72%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (107 and 3.68%). The median tuition costs in Ulster County, 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ulster County, NY is $219,800, which is 1.07 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $222,800 to $219,800, a 1.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Ulster County, NY is 69.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ulster County, NY have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ulster County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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