Ellenville is a village in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 4,135 at the 2010 census.
The village of Ellenville is within the town of Wawarsing, approximately ninety miles northwest of New York City and ninety miles southwest of Albany. The village is located at the junction of Routes NY 52 and U.S. Route 209 and is bisected by the recently designated Shawangunk Scenic Byway. Ellenville lies in the Rondout Valley, at the eastern base of the Catskill Mountains, and the western base of the Shawangunk Ridge, which is listed by The Nature Conservancy as one of the “75 Last Great Places on Earth.”
The north-flowing Sandburg Creek and east-flowing Beer Kill intersect in Ellenville near the current site of the Ellenville Central School to become the Rondout Creek, which flows north to join the Hudson River near Kingston. Ellenville is within the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.8 square miles (22.7 km²). 8.7 square miles (22.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.68% water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,135 people, 1,578 households (occupied housing units), and 1,047 families residing in the village. The population density was 475.3 inhabitants per square mile (183.8/km²). There were 1,845 total housing units at an average density of 212.1 per square mile (82.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 68.16% White, 13.7% African American, 1.3% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.7% from other races, and 6.7% from two or more races. 27.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,578 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 21.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the village, the population had 28.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.9 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.
Based on 1999 income (the latest available figures) the median income for a household in the village was $27,474, and the median income for a family was $40,942. Males had a median income of $30,732 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,272. 23.4% of the population and 20.8% of families were below the poverty line. 31.4% of those under the age of 18 and 15.2% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.