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New Paltz
  • Town in New York

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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New Paltz is a town in New York with a population of 14,162. New Paltz is in Ulster County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in New Paltz offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In New Paltz there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in New Paltz and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in New Paltz are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$314,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,402
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    92.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    35.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    14.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    85.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    930.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in New Paltz

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,335
National
$62,843

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