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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexPoughkeepsieNew YorkNational
Income per capita$39,722$34,212$29,829
Median household income$47,008$60,741$55,322
Median income owner occupied$79,976$83,277$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,221$38,983$35,192
Median earnings male$33,451$40,464$36,919
Median earnings female$28,244$30,906$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level20.2%15.5%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Poughkeepsie is 33% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Poughkeepsie is 15% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Poughkeepsie is 12% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Poughkeepsie is 34% higher than the national average

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      $31,335 $47,008 $94,016
      $40,489 $60,741 $121,482
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Poughkeepsie median earnings by income bracket

      Poughkeepsie employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.3%5.3%
      Manufacturing sector11.7%11.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%1.3%
      Wholesale & retail services12.8%12.8%
      Public administration4.7%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%8.5%
      Education, health & social services18.0%18.0%

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      Hopewell Junction, NY725$107,14393.7%
      Poughkeepsie, NY30,341$47,00815.0%

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      Poughkeepsie, NY30,341$47,00815.0%
      Source: The Poughkeepsie, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).