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Dutchess County, New York

22 Market St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: (845) 486-2120

In southeastern NY, north of NYC, original county, organized Nov 1, 1683. Name Origin: For Mary (1658-1718), Duchess of York, wife of James, Duke of York and Albany, later James II, king of England; spelling is 17th-century variant of duchess.

Area (sq mi):: 825.38 (land 801.59; water 23.78) Population per square mile: 367.80
Population 2005: 294,849 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 5.20%; 1990-2000 8.00% Population 2000: 280,150 (White 80.30%; Black or African American 9.30%; Hispanic or Latino 6.40%; Asian 2.50%; Other 4.50%). Foreign born: 8.40%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $23,940; median household $53,086; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $31,535-$32,635
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 29.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Poughkeepsie County seat (30,348)
  • Beacon (14,762)

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