Ulster County Local Resources

Ulster County Map

Why Ulster County?

Ulster County, NY has everything you’re looking for as a place to live, work and play. Enjoy the all the superb recreational, commercial, educational, and historical opportunities that Ulster County has to offer.

Each of the 20 towns in Ulster County contributes a unique flavor to the County. Enjoy access to the Hudson River from Marlboro, Lloyd, Esopus, Kingston or Saugerties. Experience a wealth of historical places of interest, including Huguenot Street in New Paltz and the Stockade District in the City of Kingston. Hike or ski the Catskills in the Towns of Denning, Shandaken, and Hardenburg. Be awe-stricken by the great views at Minnewaska State Park in the Town of Rochester and of the Resevoir in the Town of Olive and Town of Hurley. Take advantage of additional outdoor recreational opportunities in Gardiner, Shawangunk, Rosendale, Wawarsing, and Plattekill. Shop the quaint specialty shops or enjoy the culture of Woodstock and New Paltz. Find what you need at the major retail outlets in the Town of Ulster, including the Hudson Valley Mall. Further your education at SUNY New Paltz or Ulster Community College in the Town of Marbletown. There is no doubt that Ulster County is a year-round destination full of entertainment, adventure, culture and history.

Ulster County Fast Facts (2004)

Size and Location
1,126.6 Square Miles
70 Miles North of New York City
45 Miles South of Albany

Population
2000 Census 177,749
1990 Census 165,304
2020 Population Projection 203,600

Economy
2000 Median Household Income $42,551

Top Three Employment Factors
Government 24%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 19%
Education and Health Services 16%

Transportation

* NYS Thruway (I-87) interchanges at New Paltz (Exit 18), Kingston (19) and Saugerties (20)
* CSX Freight line along the eastern boarder of the county
* Ulster County Rural Transportation, the City of Kingston and six private companies provide bus service in the area
* Airport—Albany and Stewart less that 1 hour from Kingston

Water and Sewer

* 18 publicly owned sewage treatment plants with a combined capacity of 16.8 million gallons per day
* 137 community water supply systems serve over 50% of the County’s population

Utilities

* Service is provided by Central Hudson Electric and Gas for the majority of the County. New York State Electric and Gas hold the electric franchise in the Towns of Hardenburgh, Shawangunk and Shandaken

Education

* Nine public school districts
* Two colleges—SUNY New Paltz & Ulster County Community College

Major Open Space

* Catskill Forest Preserve—160,000 acres of State preserved land
* Minnewaska State Park—access to over 12,000 acres
* Mohonk Preserve—6,500+ acres

Public Parks—Ulster County maintains two public parks—Ulster Landing Park with 3,000 feet of Hudson River frontage and New Paltz Park with 150 acres and a 50 meter pool

Helpful Links

Ulster County Government

Ulster County Parcel Maps

Ulster County School District Reports

Department of Environmental Conservation

Environmental Reports

Ulster County Real Property Tax Service

Ulster County Tourism

Ulster County Development Corp (UCDC)

Google Satellite Images/ Maps / Streetview

Town Websites

Denning
Ellenville
Esopus
Gardiner
Hardenburgh
Hurley
Kingston, City of
Lloyd
Marbletown
New Paltz, Town of
New Paltz, Village of
Olive
Plattekill
Rosendale
Saugerties, Town of
Shandaken
Shawangunk
Ulster
Woodstock