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Pine Hill
CDP and hamlet
Downtown Pine Hill, NY.jpg
Main Street in Pine Hill
Country United States
State New York
Region Catskills
County Ulster
Town Shandaken
Landmark Belleayre Mountain
Elevation 1,499 ft (457 m)
Coordinates 42°8′3″N 74°28′41″W / 42.13417°N 74.47806°W / 42.13417; -74.47806
Area 2.1 sq mi (5 km²)
Population 275 (2010)
Incorporated 1895
Timezone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 12465
Area code 845
Exchange 254
FIPS code 36-58057
GNIS feature ID 0960458
One of Catskill Park's distinctive yellow and brown highway markers, showing Pine Hill

Pine Hill is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in the western part of the town of Shandaken in Ulster County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 275.


Pine Hill became an important tourist community when the Ulster and Delaware Railroad railroad reached it in 1872. It was known as the "Saratoga" of the Catskills due to the local Crystal Springs bottling company. In 1895, Pine Hill became an incorporated village, but the village voted to dissolve its incorporation in 1985, becoming an unincorporated entity (hamlet).

The District School No. 14, Elm Street Stone Arch Bridge, Mill Street Stone Arch Bridge, Morton Memorial Library, Pine Hill Historic District, and Ulster House Hotel are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2).5.5 km² (2.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.47% is water.

The community is inside the Catskill Park.


As of the census of 2000, there were 308 people, 138 households, and 81 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 146.2 per square mile (56.4/km²). There were 279 housing units at an average density of 132.4/sq mi (51.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 89.94% White, 2.60% African American, 0.65% Native American, 3.57% Asian, 2.27% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.87% of the population.

There were 138 households out of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,229, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $46,000 versus $25,750 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $15,858. About 10.1% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.5% of those sixty five or over.

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