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Hyde Park is a town in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.

The community was named for Hyde Park, London.

The latitude of Hyde Park is 41.784N. The longitude is -73.933W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 240 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,851.


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Median household income
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$50,870
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hyde Park demographic reports
Hyde Park is on the Hudson River.
Former and merged names include:
· Stoutenburgh
Site of 19th-century mansions owned by the Roosevelts and the Vanderbilts.

Until sturgeon disappeared from the Hudson River, this was a major center of caviar production.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Setting for Elliott Roosevelt's 1985 book, "The Hyde Park Murder"
Well-known residents have included:
· President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
· James K. Paulding, author and secretary of the navy
Historic sites and museums: Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Culinary Institute of America
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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16% of Hyde Park residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hyde Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hyde Park was $21,260, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Hyde Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hyde Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $604.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,307.


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Libraries in Hyde Park include Hyde Park Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hyde Park include Hyde Park Townsman

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Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hyde Park political report.

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The average commute time for Hyde Park workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hyde Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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