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Poughkeepsie is a town in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Poughkeepsie. For links to other places called Poughkeepsie, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Poughkeepsie is 41.670N. The longitude is -73.907W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 230 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 42,777.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Poughkeepsie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dutchess County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12590 ZIP code.
12% of Poughkeepsie residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Poughkeepsie ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Poughkeepsie was $23,589, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Poughkeepsie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Poughkeepsie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $677. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,326.
Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Poughkeepsie political report.
The average commute time for Poughkeepsie workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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