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Encyclopedia > Ulster County, New York
Ulster County, New York
Seal of Ulster County, New York
Seal
Map
Map of New York highlighting Ulster County
Location in the state of New York
Statistics
Formed 1683
Seat Kingston
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,006 km² (1,161 mi²)

89 km² (34 mi²) 2.95%
Population
 - (2000)
 -
({{{census estimate yr}}})
 -
Density

177,749
61/km² 
Website: www.co.ulster.ny.us


Ulster County is a county located in the state of New York, USA. It sits in the states beautiful Mid-Hudson Region of the Hudson Valley. As of 2000, the population is 177,749. The county seat is Kingston. The county is named for the Duke of York's earldom in Ireland. Image File history File links Ulster_County_ny_seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Map_of_New_York_highlighting_Ulster_County. ... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... -1... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Region located within the Hudson Valley. ... For the magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ...

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History

In 1683, the Province of New York established its first twelve counties. Ulster County was one of them. Its boundaries at that time included the present Sullivan County, and portions of the present Delaware and Greene Counties. Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... The Province of New York (Dutch: Provincie Nieuw-Nederland or Provincie New York) was an English colony that existed roughly where the State of New York does now. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Delaware County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of New York. ...


In 1777, the capital of New York State (the first state capital of independent New York) was established at Kingston, though it was subsequently moved when the British burned that city. 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1797, portions of Otsego and Ulster Counties were split off to create Delaware County. 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Otsego County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ...


In 1800, portions of Albany and Ulster Counties were split off to create Greene County.-1... Location in the state of New York Formed November 1, 1683 Seat Albany Area  - Total  - Water 1,381 km² (533 mi²) 25 km² (10 mi²) 1. ...


In 1809, Sullivan County was split off from Ulster County. 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

Ulster County is in the southeast part of New York State, south of Albany, immediately west of the Hudson River. Much of the county is within the Catskill Mountains and the Shawangunk Ridge. Ulster County also has Sam's Point Preserve, which includes rare dwarf pine trees and VerKeerderkill falls. Motto: Nickname: Map Location in Albany County, New York Political Statistics Founded 1614 Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated 1686 County Albany County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 56. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Catskill Escarpment and Blackhead Range as seen from Overlook Mountain The Catskill Mountains, a natural area in New York State northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany, are not, despite their popular name, true geological mountains, but rather a mature dissected plateau, an uplifted region that was subsequently... Castle Point in the Shawangunks The Shawangunk Ridge (also known as the Shawangunk Mountains, or The Gunks) is a ridge of mountains in Ulster County, Sullivan County and Orange County in the state of New York, extending from the northernmost point of New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains. ... Sams Point Preserve, or Sams Point Dwarf Pine Ridge Preserve, is a 4600 acre (19 km²) preserve owned by The Nature Conservancy in Ulster County on the highest point (2,289 feet/697 m) of the Shawangunk Ridge in New York. ... External links Sams Point Dwarf Pine Ridge Preserve Categories: Stub | Waterfalls of the United States | New York geography ...


The highest point is Slide Mountain, at approximately 4,180 feet (1,274 m) above sea level. The lowest point is sea level along the Hudson River. Slide Mountain is the highest mountain in the Catskills. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,006 km² (1,161 mi²). 2,918 km² (1,126 mi²) of it is land and 89 km² (34 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.95% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Water (from the Old English word wæter; c. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 177,749 people, 67,499 households, and 43,536 families residing in the county. The population density is 61/km² (158/mi²). There are 77,656 housing units at an average density of 27/km² (69/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.91% White, 5.43% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.15% from other races, and 1.98% from two or more races. 6.16% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 67,499 households out of which 30.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.20% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.50% are non-families. 27.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.03. To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $42,551, and the median income for a family is $51,708. Males have a median income of $36,808 versus $27,086 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,846. 11.40% of the population and 7.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.00% of those under the age of 18 and 8.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Places in Ulster County

Cities

  • Kingston (the only incorporated city in Ulster County)

A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ...

Towns

A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Denning is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Esopus is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Gardiner is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Hardenburgh is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Hurley is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Kingston is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Lloyd is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Marbletown is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Marlborough is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... New Paltz is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Olive is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Plattekill is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Rochester is a town located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... Rosendale is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Saugerties is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Shandaken is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Shawangunk is a town in Ulster County, New York. ... Ulster is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Wawarsing is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Woodstock is a town located in Ulster County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,241. ...

Villages

A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ... Ellenville is a village located in Ulster County, New York. ... New Paltz is a village in Ulster County in the U.S. state of New York. ... Rosendale Village is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Saugerties is a village located in Ulster County, New York. ...

Hamlets/CDPs



A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Accord is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Clintondale is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Cragsmoor is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... East Kingston is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Glasco is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... High Falls is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Highland is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Hillside is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Kerhonkson is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Lake Katrine is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Lincoln Park is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Malden is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Marlboro is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Milton is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Napanoch is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Phoenicia is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Pine Hill is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Port Ewen is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Rifton is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Saugerties South is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Shokan is a census-designated place located in the Town of Olive in Ulster County, within the Catskill Park. ... Stone Ridge is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Tillson is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Walker Valley is a census-designated place located in the western half of the Town of Shawangunk in Ulster County, New York, generally thought of as coterminous with the 12588 ZIP Code. ... Wallkill is a census-designated place, generally identified as coterminous with ZIP Code 12589 located mostly in the eastern half of the Town of Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York but partly spilling over into adjacent regions of the Orange County towns of Newburgh and Montgomery. ... West Hurley is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ... Zena is a census-designated place located in Ulster County, New York. ...

North: Greene County
West: Delaware and Sullivan Counties Ulster County East: Hudson River
Dutchess and Columbia Counties
South: Orange County

Greene County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Delaware County is a county located in the state of New York. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of New York. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Dutchess County is a county located in the state of New York. ... The Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y., designed by Paul Rudolph. ...

Additional County Information

Ulster County contains a large part of Catskill State Park and the Catskill Forest Preserve. The former Delaware and Hudson Canal brought Pennsylvania coal to Kingston on the Hudson. The Catskill State Park, also called Catskill Park, is in the Catskill Mountains in New York in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ...


External links

  • Ulster County, NY
  • Ulster County tourism information
  • UlsterCountyJobs.Net - Jobs in Ulster County, New York
  • Ulster County Page at Hudson Valley Directory
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Adirondack Mountains | Capital District | Catskill Mountains | Central | Finger Lakes | The Holland Purchase | Hudson Valley | Long Island | Mohawk Valley | North Country | Shawangunks | Southern Tier | Upstate | Western State flag of New York. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The Dutch were the first European settlers in the colony known as New Netherland (Nova Belgica in Latin). ... The Politics of New York State tend to be more left-leaning than in most of the rest of the United States, with in recent decades a solid majority of Democratic voters, concentrated in New York City and its suburbs, and in the cities of Buffalo and Albany. ... This is a list of United States state capitals: See also List of current and former capital cities within the United States List of capitals of subnational entities Reference http://www. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Location in Albany County, New York Political Statistics Founded 1614 Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated 1686 County Albany County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 56. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Eagle Lake, Adirondack region The Adirondack mountain range is a group of mountains in the northeastern part of New York that runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, and Warren counties. ... The Capital District (or Capital-Saratoga Area) is an unofficial term used to refer to a four-county area of eastern New York. ... Catskill Escarpment and Blackhead Range as seen from Overlook Mountain The Catskill Mountains, a natural area in New York State northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany, are not, despite their popular name, true geological mountains, but rather a mature dissected plateau, an uplifted region that was subsequently... Central New York is a term used to describe the central region of Upstate New York, roughly including the following counties and cities: The region has a population of about 1,112,646. ... New Yorks Finger Lakes The Finger Lakes are glacially formed lakes in upstate New York, mainly linear in shape, each lake oriented on a north-south axis. ... Map of the Holland Purchase The Holland Land Company was formed in 1796 by Wilheim Willink and a group of fellow Dutch bankers to purchase from Robert Morris a large tract of land in what is now western New York State, an area later known as the Holland Purchase. ... For the magazine, see Hudson Valley (magazine). ... The four counties of Long Island. ... The six-county Mohawk Valley Region of the USA includes the industrialized cities of Utica and Rome, along with other smaller commercial centers. ... The North Country describes the extreme northern frontier of the United States state of New York, bordering Lake Ontario, the Saint Lawrence River (across from the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec), Vermont, and the Adirondack Mountains. ... Castle Point in the Shawangunks The Shawangunk Ridge (also known as the Shawangunk Mountains, or The Gunks) is a ridge of mountains in Ulster County, Sullivan County and Orange County in the state of New York, extending from the northernmost point of New Jersey to the Catskill Mountains. ... The Southern Tier is a geographical term that refers to the counties of upstate New York State west of the Catskill Mountains along the northern border of Pennsylvania, with the exception of the counties in the far west of the state near the city of Buffalo. ... Upstate New York is the region of New York State outside of the core of the New York metropolitan area. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost counties of New York State, roughly the area included in the Holland Purchase. ...

Major Cities

Albany | Binghamton | Buffalo | New York City | Rochester | Syracuse | Utica | Yonkers This List of cities in New York State, USA, is an alphabetic list that also gives the primary county in which each city is located. ... Motto: Nickname: Map Location in Albany County, New York Political Statistics Founded 1614 Sister Cities {{{sister cities}}} Incorporated 1686 County Albany County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Gerald D. Jennings Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Water 56. ... Binghamton is a city in upstate New York in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: Buffalo, NY Location Location of Buffalo in New York State Government County Erie County Mayor Byron Brown Geographical characteristics Area Total 136. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... A portion of Rochesters skyline, looking north along the Genesee River from the Ford Street Bridge. ... Clinton Square in Downtown Syracuse Syracuse is an American city in Central New York. ... This article is about Utica in New York, USA. For other places with this name, see Utica. ... Yonkers, bordering the New York City borough of the Bronx and just 2 miles (3 km) north of Manhattan at the closest point of each, is the fourth largest city in the U.S. state of New York (behind Rochester), with a population of 196,086 (according to the 2000...

Small cities and towns

Amsterdam | Auburn | Batavia | Bath | Canandaigua | Corning | Cortland | Dunkirk | Elmira | Geneva | Glen Cove | Glens Falls | Gloversville | Goshen | Hempstead | Ithaca | Jamestown | Kingston | Lockport | Long Beach | Malone | Massena | Middletown | New Paltz | Newburgh | Ogdensburg | Olean | Oneida | Oneonta | Oswego | Plattsburgh | Poughkeepsie | Rome | Saratoga Springs | Saugerties | Schenectady | Troy | Valley Stream | Watertown | Watervliet As of the 2000 census, there are 932 towns in the state of New York. ... Amsterdam is a city located in Montgomery County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,355. ... Auburn is a city located in Cayuga County, New York, United States of America. ... Batavia is a city located in USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 16,256. ... Bath is a town located in Steuben County, New York, United States. ... Canandaigua is a city located in Ontario County, New York, USA, of which it is the county seat. ... Corning is a city located in Steuben County, New York, United States. ... Cortland is a city in Cortland County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 18,740. ... Power plant along Lake Erie in Dunkirk Dunkirk is a city located in Chautauqua County, New York. ... Elmira is a city located in Chemung County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 30,940. ... Geneva is a city located in Ontario County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,617. ... Glen Cove is a city located in Nassau County, New York. ... Glens Falls, New York located in southern Warren County in eastern New York State. ... Gloversville is a city located in Fulton County, New York. ... Goshen is a town located in Orange County, New York. ... Hempstead is a town located in Nassau County, New York. ... It has been suggested that Ithaca Commons be merged into this article or section. ... Jamestown is a city located in Chautauqua County, New York in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,730. ... Kingston is a city located in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... Lockport is a city located in Niagara County, New York. ... Nickname: The City by the Sea Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: City of Long Beach Location Location in the state of New York Government County Nassau County City Manager Charles T. Theofan Geographical characteristics Area 10. ... Malone is a town located in Franklin County, New York. ... Massena is a town located in St. ... Middletown is a city located in Orange County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 25,388. ... New Paltz is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York. ... Ogdensburg is a city located in St. ... Olean is a city located in Cattaraugus County, New York. ... Oneida is a city located in Madison County, New York. ... The City of Oneonta is located within the Town of Oneonta in Otsego County, New York. ... Oswego is a city located in Oswego County, New York. ... Plattsburgh is a city located in Clinton County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,816. ... Poughkeepsies Mid-Hudson Bridge Poughkeepsie is a city in New York and serves as the county seat of Dutchess County, located in the Hudson River Valley roughly midway between New York City and Albany. ... Rome is a city located in Oneida County, New York. ... For the city in Utah, see Saratoga Springs, Utah Saratoga Springs is a city located in Saratoga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,186. ... Saugerties is a town located in Ulster County, New York. ... Union Colleges Nott Memorial, one of the most recognized buildings in Schenectady Schenectady (IPA ) is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, United States, of which it is the county seat. ... Looking west down Broadway at downtown Troy. ... Valley Stream is a village located in Nassau County, New York. ... Watertown is a city located in Jefferson County, New York. ... Watervliet is a city located in Albany County, New York. ...

See also: List of New York counties

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Ulster County, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (635 words)
In 1777, the capital of New York State (the first state capital of independent New York) was established at Kingston, though it was subsequently moved when the British burned that city.
Ulster County is in the southeast part of New York State, south of Albany, immediately west of the Hudson River.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
Ulster County, New York - definition of Ulster County, New York in Encyclopedia (585 words)
Ulster County is a county located in the state of New York.
In 1683, New York State established its first twelve counties.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,006 km²; (1,161 mi²;).
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