Poughkeepsie demographics profile

StatisticPoughkeepsieNew YorkNational
Population density (sq mi)5,93135991
Median age37.738.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1844%43%43%
Speak English78%70%79%
Speak Spanish15%15%13%
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.

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  • The population density in Poughkeepsie is 1553% higher than New York.
  • The median age in Poughkeepsie is 1% lower than New York.
  • In Poughkeepsie 44.95% of the population is White.
  • In Poughkeepsie 37.38% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Poughkeepsie 2.10% of the population is Asian.

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Poughkeepsie population breakdown by race

RacePoughkeepsieNew YorkNational
Black or African American37.38%15.60%12.63%
American Indian0.24%0.38%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.06%0.04%0.18%
Mixed race6.50%2.93%3.06%
Other race8.78%8.62%4.75%
In Poughkeepsie, 20.2% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Poughkeepsie, NY demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).