Land area: 64.5 square miles. Water area: 3.5 square miles . Founded: 1855. Population in 2014: 19,235. Population density: 2,125 people per square mile. County seat: Kingston. Colleges and Universities: Bard College, Ulster County Community College, Culinary Institute of America, Dutchess Community College, State University of New York at New Paltz, Marist College, Vassar College
Saugerties is a town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The population was 19,482 at the 2010 census. The Town of Saugerties contains the Village of Saugerties in the northeast corner of Ulster County. Part of the town is inside Catskill Park. U.S. Route 9W and New York State Route 32 pass through the town, converging at the center of the village and overlapping to the south. These routes parallel the New York State Thruway (Interstate 87), which passes through the town just west of the village. The town has a total area of 100.0 square miles (176.2 km²), of which, 64.5 square miles (167.2 km²) is land and 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) of it (5.13%) is water (United States Census Bureau statistics). The north town line is the border of Greene County, New York, and the east town line, marked by the Hudson River, is the border of Dutchess and Columbia counties. Esopus Creek enters the Hudson River south of Saugerties village.
There are n/a airports and n/a Amtrak train stations within 30 miles of the Saugerties city center. The average travel time to work in Saugerties is 2% higher than the national average. The number of people who take public transportation in Saugerties is 15% higher than the national average. The number of people who carpool to work in Saugerties is 34% lower than the national average. The number of people who work from home in Saugerties is 154% higher than the national average.
94.2% White 1.7% Black or African American .03% Native American 1.1% Asian .87% Pacific Islander (U.S. Census) 2.10% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5% of the population.
Median resident age: 43.9 years New York median age: 38.2 years
Average household size:
Saugerties: 2.1 people New York: 2.6 people
Estimated median household income in 2013:
Saugerties: $50,070 (it was $35,525 in 2000) New York: $57,369
Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments:
Saugerties: $893. State: $992
Estimated median house or condo value in 2013:
Saugerties: $209,286 (it was $90,600 in 2000) New York: $277,600
Air pollution in Saugerties:
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 56.3. This is better than average. Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.42. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center. Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here: 4.8% New York: 4.8%
The overall crime rate in Saugerties is 62% lower than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 3.12 daily crimes that occur in Saugerties. Saugerties is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States. In Saugerties you have a 1 in 88 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Saugerties has increased by 5%.