Ranked in the 3rd percentile


  • Poughkeepsie is ranked #1,173 in New York
  • Poughkeepsie is ranked #28,326 in the USA
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Great Attractions in Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie is a town that is filled with well-rounded activities that everyone in your family will enjoy. Whether you're looking for outdoor attractions or you want to learn more about the history of the city, here are a few things you can plan with your friends and family. Hudson State Historic Park is a great place to take a stroll, and there's a long walkway on site that makes for a great outdoor workout. You can also Locust Grove Estate, which is a nature preserve and museum that teaches you more about the history of Poughkeepsie and surrounding areas. Sprout Creek Farm is another family-friendly location you can take advantage of if you want to see wild animals up close and in a safe environment. If you want to see a play or opera, you can visit Bardavon Opera House, which offers quality seating the the opportunity to hear a variety of live music. The location also has a rich history and intricate architecture.
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City of Poughkeepsie or Town of Poughkeepsie Are these statistics for the city of Poughkeepsie or the town of Poughkeepsie? And how current is the data? I'm considering relocating here, doing research, but each thing I find is conflicting. Some say Poughkeepsie is crime ridden and a bad place to live, while others say it's a good place. And then many say there are two different Poughkeepsies.
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Source: The Poughkeepsie, NY data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).