Hunter is a village in Greene County, New York, United States. The population was 502 at the 2010 census. The village is in the northwest part of the town of Hunter on Route 23A.
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), 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 km), of which 1.7 square miles (4.5 km) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km), or 1.81%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 490 people, 238 households, and 123 families residing in the village. The population density was 303.0 people per square mile (116.8/km²). There were 639 housing units at an average density of 395.1 per square mile (152.3/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.