Poughkeepsie, NY

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Population

30,505

0.0197% decline

Poverty Rate

22.4%


Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$40,840

4.54% growth

Number of Employees

14,214

4.65% growth

Median Property Value

$190,400

1.4% decline

About

In 2017, Poughkeepsie, NY had a population of 30.5k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $40,840. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Poughkeepsie, NY declined from 30,511 to 30,505, a -0.0197% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,067 to $40,840, a 4.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Poughkeepsie, NY are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (36.7%), White (Hispanic) (7.98%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (7.02%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%). N/A% of the people in Poughkeepsie, NY speak a non-English language, and 90.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Poughkeepsie, NY are Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Poughkeepsie (173 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Poughkeepsie, NY is $190,400, and the homeownership rate is 35.2%. Most people in Poughkeepsie, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Poughkeepsie, NY is 1 car per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Poughkeepsie, NY employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Poughkeepsie, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,103 people), Retail Trade (1,945 people), and Educational Services (1,656 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,514), Finance & Insurance ($50,764), and Manufacturing ($45,714).

Median household income in Poughkeepsie, NY is $40,840. Males in Poughkeepsie, NY have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,246. The income inequality in Poughkeepsie, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,840

2017 value

± $2,047

4.54%

1 Year Growth

± 8.37%

Households in Poughkeepsie, NY have a median annual income of $40,840, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,067 in 2016, which represents a 4.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$76,804

Average Male Salary

± $1,164

$59,246

Average Female Salary

± $829

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $65,105 ± $849

  2. Asian

    $62,456 ± $2,350

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,207 ± $3,026

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Poughkeepsie, NY is from New York.

0.499

2017 Wage GINI

0.497

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.362% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2210.01

  2. Census Tract 2209.01

  3. Census Tract 2207

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Poughkeepsie, NY was Census Tract 2210.01 with a value of $76,875, followed by Census Tract 2209.01 and Census Tract 2207, with respective values of $47,904 and $44,233.

The following map shows all of the places in Poughkeepsie, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Poughkeepsie, NY (6.65k out of 29.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    2,812 ± 380

  2. White

    2,659 ± 400

  3. Hispanic

    1,618 ± 309

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Poughkeepsie, NY is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.2k

2017 Value

± 820

4.65%

1 Year growth

± 7.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Poughkeepsie, NY grew at a rate of 4.65%, from 13.6k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Poughkeepsie, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,919 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,527 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,151 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Poughkeepsie, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,919 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,527 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,151 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Poughkeepsie, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.92 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Poughkeepsie, NY, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($71,932), Management Occupations ($65,189), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,271).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.2k

2017 Value

± 820

4.65%

1 Year growth

± 7.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Poughkeepsie, NY grew at a rate of 4.65%, from 13.6k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Poughkeepsie, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,103 people), Retail Trade (1,945 people), and Educational Services (1,656 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Poughkeepsie, NY, though some of these residents may live in Poughkeepsie, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Poughkeepsie, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,103 people), Retail Trade (1,945 people), and Educational Services (1,656 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Poughkeepsie, NY has an unusually high number of Health Care & Social Assistance (1.58 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.37 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Poughkeepsie, NY, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,514), Finance & Insurance ($50,764), and Manufacturing ($45,714).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $72.7B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $50B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $72.7B, followed by Electronics ($54.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($50B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$615B

2020 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

38.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound New York trade was $615B. This is expected to increase 38.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.7B

  2. $32.1B

  3. $20.7B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $37.7B, followed by Pennsylvania with $32.1B and Connecticut and $20.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89% of the population of Poughkeepsie, NY has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 31.5% on Medicaid, 10% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.789% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Poughkeepsie, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Poughkeepsie, NY see 1422 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.211% increase from the previous year (1419 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1396 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 393 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,422 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dutchess County, NY see an average of 1,422 patients per year. This represents a 0.211% increase from the previous year (1,419 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dutchess County, NY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11%

Uninsured

36.2%

Employer Coverage

31.5%

Medicaid

10%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

0.789%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Poughkeepsie, NY declined by 12.5% from 12.6% to 11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Poughkeepsie, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Poughkeepsie, NY is home to a population of 30.5k people, from which 90.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.1% of Poughkeepsie, NY residents were born outside of the country (5.84k people).

In 2017, there were 1.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Poughkeepsie, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.43k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Poughkeepsie, NY was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Poughkeepsie, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Poughkeepsie, NY residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.84k people

19.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.84k people

As of 2017, 19.1% of Poughkeepsie, NY residents (5.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Poughkeepsie, NY was 19.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    505,406 ± 17,230 people

  2. China

    402,542 ± 15,418 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,917 ± 11,952 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 505,406 New York residents, followed by China with 402,542 and Jamaica with 239,917.

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Citizenship

90.1%

2017 Citizenship

88.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.1% of Poughkeepsie, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Poughkeepsie, NY was 88.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Poughkeepsie, NY

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    12.2k ± 648

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    11.2k ± 699

  3. White (Hispanic)

    2.43k ± 441

In 2017, there were 1.09 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Poughkeepsie, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.43k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Poughkeepsie, NY as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    396 ± 116

  2. Korea

    161 ± 66

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    152 ± 77

Poughkeepsie, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Poughkeepsie, NY awarded 173 degrees. The student population of Poughkeepsie, NY is skewed towards women, with 43 male students and 70 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Poughkeepsie, NY are White (74 and 42.8%), followed by Black or African American (54 and 31.2%), Hispanic or Latino (30 and 17.3%), and Two or More Races (13 and 7.51%).

The largest universities in Poughkeepsie, NY by number of degrees awarded are Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Poughkeepsie (173 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Poughkeepsie, NY are Medical Assistant (67 and 38.7%), HVAC Maintenance (29 and 16.8%), and General Cosmetology (21 and 12.1%).

The median tuition costs in Poughkeepsie, NY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 67 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Poughkeepsie, NY was Medical Assistant with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Poughkeepsie, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

173 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Poughkeepsie, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Poughkeepsie with 173 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

58

Degrees Awarded to Men

115

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 58 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is 0.504 times less than the 115 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    74 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    30 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Poughkeepsie, NY were to White students. These 74 degrees mean that there were 1.37 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Poughkeepsie, NY was $190,400 in 2017, which is 0.829 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $193,100 to $190,400, a 1.4% decrease. The homeownership rate in Poughkeepsie, NY is 35.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Poughkeepsie, NY have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Poughkeepsie, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$190,400

2017 Median

± $7,687

$193,100

2016 Median

± $7,153

In 2017, the median property value in Poughkeepsie, NY declined from to $190,400 from the previous year's value of $193,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Poughkeepsie, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Poughkeepsie, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$40,840

Median Household Income

± $2,047

12.7k

Number of Households

± 755

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Poughkeepsie, NY grew to $40,840 from the previous year's value of $39,067.

The following chart displays the households in Poughkeepsie, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Poughkeepsie, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Poughkeepsie, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

35.2%

2017 Homeownership

35.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 35.2% of the housing units in Poughkeepsie, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 35.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Poughkeepsie, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Poughkeepsie, NY have a longer commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.7% of the workforce in Poughkeepsie, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    62.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Walked

    10.8%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Poughkeepsie, NY was Drove Alone (62.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Walked (10.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Poughkeepsie, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Poughkeepsie, NY have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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