Hurley is a town in Ulster County, New York, United States. The population was 6,314 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.0 square miles (93.2 km²), of which, 30.0 square miles (77.6 km²) of it is land and 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²) of it (16.74%) is water.
Esopus Creek, a tributary of the Hudson River, flows through the town. The eastern part of the Ashokan Reservoir is in the northern part of the town.
US Route 209 passes through the eastern part of the town. NY 28 crosses it east to west.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,564 people, 2,694 households, and 1,872 families residing in the town. The population density was 219.2 people per square mile (84.6/km²). There were 2,946 housing units at an average density of 98.4 per square mile (38.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.64% White, 1.40% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.
There were 2,694 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the town, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $51,055, and the median income for a family was $59,487. Males had a median income of $39,565 versus $27,238 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,864. About 4.4% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.
Hurley New York neighborhoods include: Dewitt Mills, Downtown, Hurley, Riverside Park, Russell Rd