Poughkeepsie, New York

Poughkeepsie: The county seat of Dutchess County, New York. It is located on the east bank of the Hudson River in the southeastern part of the state. Poughkeepsie is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Poughkeepsie Historical Society and the Poughkeepsie Museum.


Poughkeepsie is a city located in the county of Dutchess in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 43,341 and a population density of 2,926 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 42,942 inhabitants.

The city was created 337 years ago in 1685.

Poughkeepsie locator map
Location of Poughkeepsie on New York map.

Quick Facts about Poughkeepsie

Population : 42,942 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Dutchess County
Different from : Poughkeepsie
Postal code : 12601–12604
Phone Area Codes : 845
Area : 14.81 km2
Altitude : 180 feet / 55 meters
Capital city : Poughkeepsie is capital of Dutchess County
Establishment : January 01, 1686 (337 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 03:08:17 (28th September 2023)
Density : 2,899 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.93% (2010-2020)
Poughkeepsie from across Hudson River image
Poughkeepsie from across Hudson River
Poughkeepsie from across Hudson River image


Poughkeepsie is located at 41°42'1"N 73°55'15"W (41.7003700, -73.9209700).

Poughkeepsie map


According to census records, the population of Poughkeepsie decreased by 0.93% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 43,341 - census
2011 45,264 4.25% estimation process
2012 45,029 -0.52% estimation process
2013 44,874 -0.35% estimation process
2014 44,620 -0.57% estimation process
2015 44,390 -0.52% estimation process
2016 44,156 -0.53% estimation process
2017 44,147 -0.02% estimation process
2018 44,132 -0.03% estimation process
2019 44,062 -0.16% estimation process
2020 42,942 -2.61% estimation process

Poughkeepsie zip code is 12601. County name: Dutchess, County fips: 36027

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People born in Poughkeepsie (164)

People born in Poughkeepsie, including actor Michael Manasseri, screenwriter, director, producer, actor, author, and film editor Ed Wood, U.S. photographer and photojournalist Lee Miller, .


  • Abraham Rattner (American artist (1893-1978)) he was born in 08/07/1893
  • Adrianne Pieczonka (Canadian musician) she was born in 02/03/1963
  • Debi Thomas (figure skater) she was born in 25/03/1967
  • Happy Rhodes (American singer-songwriter) she was born in 09/08/1965
  • Elisa Donovan (American actress) she was born in 03/02/1971
  • Delilah Strong (American movie actress) she was born in 26/07/1982
  • James Emott (American politician (1771-1850)) he was born in 09/03/1771
  • Thomas J. Oakley (American politician (1783-1857)) he was born in 10/11/1783
  • Anna Morton (Second Lady of the United States) she was born in 18/05/1846
  • Paul K. Benedict (American anthropologist, mental health professional, and linguist) he was born in 05/07/1912
  • Carolyn Garcia (Merry Prankster) she was born in 06/05/1946
  • Philip S. Crooke (American politician (1810-1881)) he was born in 02/03/1810
  • Bill Duke (American actor and director) he was born in 26/02/1943
  • Stephen Randall Harris (American politician (1802-1879)) he was born in 01/01/1802
  • Alfred Mosher Butts (American designer and architect; creator of Scrabble) he was born in 13/04/1899
  • Charles Van Wyck (Union Army officer (1824-1895)) he was born in 10/05/1824
  • Charles Z. Platt (American politician (1773-1822)) he was born in 22/07/1773
  • Charles Bodle (American politician (1787-1835)) he was born in 01/01/1787

Schools in Poughkeepsie

College & universities near Poughkeepsie, NY

Code Name City ZIP
190840 Dutchess Community College Poughkeepsie (NY) 12601-1595
192819 Marist College Poughkeepsie (NY) 12601
197133 Vassar College Poughkeepsie (NY) 12604
190503 Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park (NY) 12538-1499
431105 Dutchess BOCES-Practical Nursing Program Poughkeepsie (NY) 12601-6599

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Poughkeepsie, NY

Code Name Address Type
POU Poughkeepsie station 41 Main St. RAIL
RHI Rhinecliff–Kingston station Hutton and Charles Sts. RAIL
CRT Croton–Harmon station 1 Croton Point Avenue RAIL
HUD Hudson 69 South Front St. RAIL
STM Stamford Transportation Center Washington Blvd and South State St. RAIL

Post offices near Poughkeepsie

Post Office Name City ZIP
Poughk Post Office Poughkeepsie (NY) 12601
Arlington Post Office Poughkeepsie (NY) 12603
Arlington Carrier Annex Post Office Poughkeepsie (NY) 12603
South Road Post Office Poughkeepsie (NY) 12601
Milton Post Office Milton (NY) 12547

Other cities in Dutchess County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Dutchess County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
East Fishkill 29,503 City in Dutchess County, New York, United States of America
Beekman 14,344 Town of the United States
Beacon 13,930 City in Dutchess County, New York, United States
Pleasant Valley 9,615 Human settlement in Dutchess County, New York, United States of America
Pawling 8,165 Village in Dutchess County, New York, USA
Chestnut Ridge 7,994 Town in Rockland County, New York, USA
Rhinebeck 7,792 Village in New York
Myers Corner 6,790 Census-designated place in Dutchess County, New York
Wappingers Falls 5,509 Village in New York
Amenia 4,385 Town in Dutchess County, New York
Bethel 4,159 Town in Sullivan County, New York, USA
Spackenkill 4,123 Census-designated place in Dutchess County, New York
Haviland 3,634 City in Kiowa County, Kansas, United States of America
Red Oaks Mill 3,613 Hamlet (and census-designated place) in Dutchess County, in the U.
Brinckerhoff 2,900 Census-designated place in Dutchess County, New York
Crown Heights 2,840 Neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City

Distance to Other Cities

Poughkeepsie distances to largest New York cities