Poughkeepsie, NY has a population of 30,511 and is the 1,392nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 5,931 per sq mi which is 1553% higher than the New York average and 6446% higher than the national average. The median age in Poughkeepsie is 38 which is approximately 1% lower than the New York average of 38. In Poughkeepsie, 41% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 78% speak English and 15% speak Spanish. 64% of Poughkeepsie residents were born in New York, 15% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 19% were foreign born.