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Welcome to Poughkeepsie ...

The city of Poughkeepsie is located in Dutchess County<1> and is the County Seat for Dutchess County.

The pronunciation of Poughkeepsie: puh-KIP-see<2>

When the people of Poughkeepsie refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Poughkeepsian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Poughkeepsie has a population of 30,515 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Poughkeepsie.

Poughkeepsie is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Poughkeepsie lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Poughkeepsie is within the boundaries of the (845) area code.

Websites for Poughkeepsie ...

Official Website:   www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/

Junior League:   www.jlpoughkeepsie.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Poughkeepsie had an population of 30,515 people. This is a decrease of 6.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.16% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poughkeepsie had a population of 32,736 people (which is 11% of the total population of Dutchess County). This makes Poughkeepsie the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Poughkeepsie represents 0.17% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 32,736 people, the population of Poughkeepsie increased 9.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 29,871 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Poughkeepsie.

Adding Poughkeepsie to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Poughkeepsie in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Poughkeepsie elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Poughkeepsie on a Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Poughkeepsie on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Poughkeepsie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Poughkeepsie - it's located in Arkansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Poughkeepsie.

Communities near Poughkeepsie ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Poughkeepsie.

  • Newburgh [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
    • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Poughkeepsie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 31,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
  • East Fishkill [Dutchess County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Fishkill
    • East Fishkill [Dutchess County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Poughkeepsie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fishkill
  • Newburgh [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburgh
    • Newburgh [Orange County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Poughkeepsie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,177 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburgh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburgh<8>
  • New Windsor [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
    • New Windsor [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Poughkeepsie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,703 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Windsor
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wappinger [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wappinger
      • Wappinger [Dutchess County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Poughkeepsie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wappinger have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wappinger
    • Fishkill [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishkill
      • Fishkill [Dutchess County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Poughkeepsie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,096 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishkill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishkill
    • Montgomery [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Poughkeepsie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Kingston [Ulster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Ulster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Poughkeepsie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<8>
    • Hyde Park [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde Park
      • Hyde Park [Dutchess County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Poughkeepsie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,847 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde Park
    • La Grange [Dutchess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Dutchess County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Poughkeepsie
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Poughkeepsie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Poughkeepsie.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Poughkeepsie. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Poughkeepsie.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Poughkeepsie. Our list includes 98 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Poughkeepsie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poughkeepsie ...

Looking for more information about Poughkeepsie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Poughkeepsie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Poughkeepsie.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Dutchess County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Poughkeepsie: www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com/

The official website for Dutchess County: www.dutchessny.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Dutchess, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Poughkeepsie. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Poughkeepsie refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Poughkeepsie may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poughkeepsie.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poughkeepsie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poughkeepsie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Poughkeepsie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Poughkeepsie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poughkeepsie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7003, Longitude: -73.9211    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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