Poughkeepsie employment information

IndexPoughkeepsieNew YorkNational
Income per capita$23,923$32,829$28,555
Median household income$38,973$58,687$53,482
Median income owner occupied$71,703$81,101$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,066$37,422$33,219
Median earnings male$26,880$39,569$36,116
Median earnings female$22,081$30,512$25,692
Unemployment rate9.3%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level23.6%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Poughkeepsie is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Poughkeepsie is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Poughkeepsie is 59% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Poughkeepsie is 51% higher than the national average.

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Poughkeepsie median earnings by income bracket

Poughkeepsie employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.5%0.6%
Manufacturing sector8.5%0.4%
Financial & insurance services3.3%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services14.4%12.7%
Public administration4.8%4.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.7%2.6%
Education, health & social services19.6%47.1%

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Staatsburg, NY470$123,393131%
Spackenkill, NY3,800$114,477114%
Titusville, NY548$108,077102%
Poughkeepsie, NY30,716$38,97327%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
New Iberia, LA30,750$40,11725%
North Ridgeville, OH30,680$66,74625%
Bel Air North, MD30,758$99,53886%
North Chicago, IL30,760$41,86622%
Kyle, TX30,664$75,18241%
Poughkeepsie, NY30,716$38,97327%
Source: The Poughkeepsie, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.