Poughkeepsie, New York Population 2021

30,669
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Poughkeepsie is a city located in Dutchess County New York. With a 2020 population of 30,669, it is the 23rd largest city in New York and the 1269th largest city in the United States . Poughkeepsie is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually but its population has decreased by -6.31% 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 5,963 people per square mile.

The average household income in Poughkeepsie is $63,046 with a poverty rate of 19.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,113 per month, and the median house value is $196,800. The median age in Poughkeepsie is 37.8 years, 37.2 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Poughkeepsie Demographics

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

  • White: 46.93%
  • Black or African American: 36.77%
  • Two or more races: 8.22%
  • Other race: 6.48%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Native American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Poughkeepsie, New York is 30,669 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,438.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 32,736.

Poughkeepsie, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,25946.93%
Black or African American11,17236.77%
Two or More Races2,4988.22%
Some Other Race1,9706.48%
Asian2900.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1770.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.05%
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Poughkeepsie Population by Race

Poughkeepsie Population Pyramid $2021

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Poughkeepsie Median Age

37.8


Total

37.2


Male

39


Female

Poughkeepsie Adults

There are 24,386 adults, (4,860 of whom are seniors) in Poughkeepsie.

Poughkeepsie Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Poughkeepsie Sex Ratio

Female

15,430

50.79%

Male

14,951

49.21%

Poughkeepsie Population by Age

Poughkeepsie Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Poughkeepsie Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married56.5%43.5%
Male36.5%63.5%
All34.7%65.3%
Non Family29.4%70.6%
Female18.7%81.3%

34.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Poughkeepsie Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8912.2834.7
Non Family6,1591.2629.4
Married3,3713.1156.5
Female2,6713.4318.7
Male6902.9336.5

3.11

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Poughkeepsie Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3046.13%
9th to 12th Grade2,23810.52%
High School Graduate6,00028.19%
Some College4,81222.61%
Associates Degree1,9989.39%
Bachelors Degree2,93613.80%
Graduate Degree1,9939.37%
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Poughkeepsie Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Poughkeepsie Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White9,7958,7793,472
Black7,4076,1091,052
Hispanic3,1462,022259
Other Race1,31883234
2+ Races1,046980114
Asian19612678
Native American13777
Islander151510

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 islander people with a rate of 66.67%.

Poughkeepsie Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,217$33,908$32,595
Less Than 9th Grade$22,207$24,258$20,540
High School Graduate$27,581$30,638$26,287
Some College$36,070$42,674$31,169
Bachelors Degree$47,446$53,608$44,698
Graduate Degree$80,139$93,672$71,094

$33,217

Average Earnings

$33,908

Average Male

$32,595

Average Female

Poughkeepsie Earnings by Educational Attainment

Poughkeepsie Language by Age

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Poughkeepsie Language

81.42% of Poughkeepsie residents speak only English, while 18.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.11% of the population.

Poughkeepsie Language

Poughkeepsie Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,9532,70024.65%
White11,9911,53112.77%
Hispanic4,87992618.98%
Multiple2,44161625.24%
Other1,89639720.94%
Asian29010937.59%
Islander1010100.00%
Native15674.49%

19.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.88%

Male Poverty Rate

19.96%

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 4.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.95%.

Poughkeepsie Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.10%
High School18.79%
Some College14.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.75%

Poughkeepsie Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed39.82%
Male Unemployed37.40%
Female Employed9.99%
Male Employed6.88%

Poughkeepsie Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Poughkeepsie Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,794$63,046
Families$54,263$77,782
Married Families$75,344-
Non Families$31,320$45,831
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Income by Household Type

Poughkeepsie Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Poughkeepsie Marital Status by Race

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Poughkeepsie Marital Status

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1,224

Number of Veterans

1,141

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam443
First Gulf War173
Korea123
Second Gulf War112
World War II101

Poughkeepsie Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+402
65 to 74365
35 to 54276
55 to 64181
18 to 34

Poughkeepsie Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7706.19%
Black4325.01%
Hispanic250.70%
Native American2213.33%

Poughkeepsie Veterans by Race

Poughkeepsie Veterans by Education

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4.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Poughkeepsie Veterans by Education

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63.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

9.4%

Unemployment Rate

Poughkeepsie Employment by Age

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Poughkeepsie Employment by Race

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Poughkeepsie Employment by Education

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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67.32%

Born in Poughkeepsie

82.55%

Native Born

17.45%

Foreign Born

8.20%

Non Citizen

9.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.55% of Poughkeepsie residents were born in the United States, with 67.32% having been born in New York. 8.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Poughkeepsie Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202130,669770.25%
202030,592770.25%
201930,515770.25%
201830,438250.08%
201730,4132840.94%
201630,129-188-0.62%
201530,317-55-0.18%
201430,372-107-0.35%
201330,479-150-0.49%
201230,629-170-0.55%
201130,799-33-0.11%
201030,8329610.32%
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%

Poughkeepsie Population by Year