Poughkeepsie, New York Population 2020

31,001
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Poughkeepsie is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 31,001, it is the 22nd largest city in New York and the 1249th largest city in the United States. Poughkeepsie is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually but its population has decreased by -5.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,736 in 2010. Poughkeepsie reached it's highest population of 41,023 in 1950. Spanning over 6 miles, Poughkeepsie has a population density of 6,027 people per square mile.

The average household income in Poughkeepsie is $60,763 with a poverty rate of 20.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,096 per month, and the median house value is $194,900. The median age in Poughkeepsie is 36.9 years, 36 years for males, and 38.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Poughkeepsie Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Poughkeepsie was:

  • White: 46.65%
  • Black or African American: 37.65%
  • Other race: 7.93%
  • Two or more races: 6.32%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Poughkeepsie, New York is 31,001, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,469.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,736.

Poughkeepsie, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,16146.65%
Black or African American11,42837.65%
Some Other Race2,4067.93%
Two or More Races1,9186.32%
Asian3681.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native600.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.05%
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Poughkeepsie Population Pyramid 2020

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Poughkeepsie Median Age

36.9


Total

36


Male

38.5


Female

Poughkeepsie Adults

There are 23,992 adults, (4,705 of whom are seniors) in Poughkeepsie.

Poughkeepsie Age Dependency

57.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Poughkeepsie Sex Ratio

Female

15,495

51.04%

Male

14,861

48.96%

Poughkeepsie Households and Families

Poughkeepsie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Poughkeepsie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married54.8%45.2%
Male38.1%61.9%
All33.7%66.3%
Non Family28.4%71.6%
Female15.5%84.5%

33.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6272.3333.7
Non Family6,0211.2628.4
Married3,5003.3254.8
Female2,4763.3415.5
Male6303.1138.1

3.21

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Poughkeepsie Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3576.56%
9th to 12th Grade2,31911.21%
High School Graduate5,60827.12%
Some College4,46221.58%
Associates Degree1,8148.77%
Bachelors Degree3,00214.52%
Graduate Degree2,11710.24%
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Poughkeepsie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,5738,4943,319
Black7,1996,0271,281
Hispanic3,0981,807355
Other Race1,41576139
Multiple Races71463371
Asian221144121
Native American524220
Islander15158

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.75%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,553$33,036$33,766
Less Than High School$21,071$20,947$21,281
High School Grad$28,396$30,323$27,253
Some College$36,438$41,285$29,104
Bachelors Degree$44,984$50,833$43,864
Graduate Degree$73,860$73,056$74,150

$33,553

Average Earnings

$33,036

Average Male

$33,766

Average Female

Poughkeepsie Language

Poughkeepsie Language by Age

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Poughkeepsie Language

79.61% of Poughkeepsie residents speak only English, while 20.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.39% of the population.

Poughkeepsie Poverty

Poughkeepsie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,2282,67323.81%
White11,6421,57313.51%
Hispanic5,0801,27925.18%
Other2,33960625.91%
Multiple1,87556930.35%
Asian3685615.22%
Islander88100.00%
Native4449.09%

20.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.99%

Male Poverty Rate

20.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Poughkeepsie

The race most likely to be in poverty in Poughkeepsie is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Poughkeepsie is Native, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.48%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.94%
High School21.10%
Some College14.15%
Bachelors or Greater7.11%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.06%
Male Unemployed28.46%
Male Employed10.17%
Female Employed9.74%

Poughkeepsie Income

Poughkeepsie Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,296$60,763
Families$52,113$72,092
Married Families$72,406-
Non Families$30,836$47,060
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Poughkeepsie Marital Status

Poughkeepsie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.7%

Male Marriage Rate

30.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Poughkeepsie Married by Age and Sex

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Poughkeepsie Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Poughkeepsie Marital Status by Race

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Poughkeepsie Veterans

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1,239

Number of Veterans

1,135

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam444
First Gulf War183
Korea141
Second Gulf War115
World War II108
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74385
75+382
35 to 54287
55 to 64180
18 to 345
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7916.40%
Black4264.97%
Indian2240.74%
Hispanic170.47%

Poughkeepsie Veterans by Education

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3.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poughkeepsie Employment Status

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

10.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.26%

Born in New York

80.42%

Native Born

19.58%

Foreign Born

9.82%

Non Citizen

9.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.42% of Poughkeepsie residents were born in the United States, with 65.26% having been born in New York. 9.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202031,0012660.87%
201930,7352660.87%
201830,469500.16%
201730,4192660.88%
201630,153-187-0.62%
201530,340-51-0.17%
201430,391-108-0.35%
201330,499-146-0.48%
201230,645-168-0.55%
201130,813-35-0.11%
201030,8489770.32%
200029,8711,0270.35%
199028,844-913-0.31%
198029,757-2,272-0.73%
197032,029-6,301-1.78%
196038,330-2,693-0.68%
195041,0235450.13%
194040,4781900.05%
193040,2885,2881.42%
192035,0007,0642.28%
191027,9363,9071.52%
190024,0291,8230.79%
189022,2061,9990.95%
188020,2071270.06%
187020,0805,3543.15%
186014,7263,2152.49%
185011,5110.00%