Poughkeepsie, NY Demographics


Population (year 2000): 42,777. Estimated population in July 2005: 44,708 (+4.5% change)
Males: 20,479 (47.9%), Females: 22,298 (52.1%)

Dutchess County

Zip codes: 12601, 12603.

Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $55,327 (year 2000)
Median house value: $142,000 (year 2000)

Races in Poughkeepsie:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.0%)
  • Black (8.1%)
  • Hispanic (5.3%)
  • Asian Indian (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • Chinese (1.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (20.5%), Irish (19.6%), German (14.3%), English (10.6%), Polish (5.6%), United States (3.2%).

Elevation: 209 feet

Land area: 5.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Poughkeepsie

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Poughkeepsie town

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

10.6% Foreign born (3.8% Asia, 3.6% Europe, 2.6% Latin America).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Poughkeepsie:

  • HUDSON RIVER PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (BRANCH B)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL (NORTH RD)
  • VASSAR BROTHERS HOSPITAL (READE PLACE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Poughkeepsie:

  • DUTCHESS COUNTY (about 7 miles; POUGHKEEPSIE, NY; ID: POU)
  • STEWART INT’L (about 19 miles; NEWBURGH, NY; ID: SWF)
  • DANBURY MUNI (about 39 miles; DANBURY, CT; ID: DXR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Poughkeepsie:

  • AIRHAVEN (about 9 miles; STAATSBURG, NY; ID: 09N)
  • SKY ACRES (about 14 miles; MILLBROOK, NY; ID: 44N)
  • KOBELT (about 16 miles; WALLKILL, NY; ID: N45)
Amtrak station:
POUGHKEEPSIE (41 MAIN ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Poughkeepsie:

  • MARIST COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 4,646; Location: 290 NORTH RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.Marist.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • DUTCHESS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 4,112; Location: 53 PENDELL RD; Public)
  • VASSAR COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,374; Location: 124 RAYMOND AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vassar.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • DUTCHESS BOCES SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING (FT enrollment: 47; Location: 5 BOCES Road; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Poughkeepsie:

  • CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (about 6 miles; HYDE PARK, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,028)
  • SUNY COLLEGE AT NEW PALTZ (about 13 miles; NEW PALTZ, NY; FT enrollment: 6,334)
  • UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY (about 23 miles; WEST POINT, NY; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; DANBURY, CT; FT enrollment: 4,297)
  • ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; MIDDLETOWN, NY; FT enrollment: 3,486)
  • PACE UNIVERSITY-PLEASANTVILLE BRIARCLIFF (about 41 miles; PLEASANTVILLE, NY; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; SUFFERN, NY; FT enrollment: 4,409)

Schools

Public high schools in Poughkeepsie:

  • POUGHKEEPSIE HS (Students: 1,182; Location: 70 FORBUS ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SPACKENKILL HS (Students: 589; Location: 112 SPACKENKILL RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Poughkeepsie:

  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES HS (Students: 917; Location: 131 BOARDMAN RD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • POUGHKEEPSIE DAY SCHOOL (Students: 324; Location: 39 NEW HACKENSACK ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 136; Location: 153 ACADEMY STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • OAKWOOD FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 128; Location: 515 SOUTH ROAD; Grades: 6 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Poughkeepsie:

  • ARLINGTON MS (Students: 1,199; Location: 601 DUTCHESS TPKE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • POUGHKEEPSIE MS (Students: 1,089; Location: 55 COLLEGE AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • TITUSVILLE INTERMEDIATE (Students: 554; Location: 128 GRN MEADOW PARK; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • OAK GROVE ES (Students: 529; Location: 40 KERR RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MORSE YOUNG CHILD MAGNET SCHOOL (Students: 525; Location: 101 MANSION ST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • HAGAN SCHOOL (Students: 519; Location: 42 HAGAN DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • OVERLOOK PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 516; Location: 11 MAPLEVIEW RD EXT; Grades: KG – 02)
  • NOXON ROAD ES (Students: 506; Location: 4 OLD NOXON RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ARTHUR S. MAY SCHOOL (Students: 495; Location: 25 RAYMOND AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • G.W. KRIEGER SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 265 HOOKER AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Poughkeepsie:

  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 319; Location: 20 SPRINGSIDE AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL (Students: 308; Location: 15 MOUNT CARMEL PLACE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST PETER SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 12 FATHER CODY PLAZA; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 160; Location: 254 SPACKENKILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • DAY TRAINING CTR (REHAB PROG (Students: 90; Location: 230 NORTH RD; Grades: UG – UG)
  • POUGHKEEPSIE S D A SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 71 MITCHELL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 9)

Libraries

Libraries in Poughkeepsie:

  • GREATER POUGHKEEPSIE LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $2,775,571; Location: 93 MARKET STREET; 165,234 books; 4,021 audio materials; 4,380 video materials; 365 serial subscriptions)
  • LAGRANGE ASSOCIATION LIBRARY (Operating income: $324,727; Location: 488 FREEDOM PLAINS ROAD; 43,904 books; 2,682 audio materials; 3,211 video materials; 142 serial subscriptions)