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Hunter (village), New York

Coordinates: 42°12′49″N 74°13′9″W / 42.21361°N 74.21917°W / 42.21361; -74.21917
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Hunter, New York
Hunter Synagogue
Hunter is located in New York
Hunter is located in the United States
Coordinates: 42°12′49″N 74°13′9″W / 42.21361°N 74.21917°W / 42.21361; -74.21917
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total1.89 sq mi (4.88 km2)
 • Land1.85 sq mi (4.80 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
1,588 ft (484 m)
 • Total429
 • Density231.39/sq mi (89.36/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code518
FIPS code36-36167
GNIS feature ID0953467

Hunter is a village in Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 429 at the 2020 census.[2][3] The village is in the northwestern part of the town of Hunter on New York State Route 23A.



The community was initially called "Edwardsville" after William Edwards, who founded the village by building a tannery there. The village was incorporated in 1896.



Hunter is located in western Greene County at 42°12′30″N 74°12′50″W / 42.20833°N 74.21389°W / 42.20833; -74.21389 (42.208549, -74.21398),[4] within the Catskill Mountains, in the valley of Schoharie Creek. New York State Route 23A is the village's Main Street, leading east 5 miles (8 km) to Tannersville and 21 miles (34 km) to Catskill. To the west NY 23A leads down Schoharie Creek 15 miles (24 km) to Prattsville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), of which 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 1.81%, is water.[2]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5][6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 490 people, 238 households, and 123 families residing in the village. The population density was 303.0 inhabitants per square mile (117.0/km2). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 395.1 per square mile (152.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.37% White, 0.41% Black or African American, 0.20% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.04% of the population.

There were 238 households, out of which 23.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.3% were non-families. 44.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $48,500. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,100. About 9.4% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest


Hunter Mountain is the highest peak in the county and the second highest in the Catskills. The mountain is the site of Hunter Mountain ski area which is open for skiing and tubing in the winter, and biking, sightseeing and hiking in the summer. The ski resort is the largest employer in the village, which was run by the Slutzky family, followed by Peak Resorts but is now run by Vail Resorts in the heart of Hunter. The seasonal nature of the mountain regulates the economic activity of the town.

For over 40 years, the village of Hunter has been home to Camp Loyaltown,[8] a summer camp that specializes in caring for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, including autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome. Every year, more than 650 campers/guests come to Camp Loyaltown to enjoy the scenic locale and traditional summer camp activities. The camp attracts staff (counselors, admin personnel etc.) from all over the world, who become a major presence and contributor to the village's economy each summer.

Camp Jened, a summer camp for disabled people with a broader range of physical and cognitive disabilities than Camp Loyaltown, was located on Ski Bowl Road in the second half of the 20th century. It was a major focal point for the disability rights movement and independent living movement.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hunter village, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 28, 2016.[dead link]
  3. ^ U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 census results, Hunter village, New York. https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?searchType=web&cssp=SERP&q=Hunter%20village,%20New%20York
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau, 2020 census results, Hunter village, New York. https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?searchType=web&cssp=SERP&q=Hunter%20village,%20New%20York
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  8. ^ "Official website of Camp Loyaltown". Archived from the original on March 16, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2013.