Dutchess County, NY

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Population

295,568

0.372% growth

Median Age

41.8


Median Household Income

$77,915

5.13% growth

Poverty Rate

9.09%


Number of Employees

146,942

1.74% growth

Median Property Value

$279,300

0% growth

About

In 2017, Dutchess County, NY had a population of 296k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $77,915. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dutchess County, NY grew from 294,473 to 295,568, a 0.372% increase and its median household income grew from $74,115 to $77,915, a 5.13% increase.

The population of Dutchess County, NY is 71.2% White Alone, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Dutchess County, NY speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dutchess County, NY are Marist College (1,755 degrees awarded in 2016), Culinary Institute of America (1,476 degrees), and Dutchess Community College (1,095 degrees).

The median property value in Dutchess County, NY is $279,300, and the homeownership rate is 70.2%. Most people in Dutchess County, NY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Dutchess County, NY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Dutchess County, NY employs 147k people. The largest industries in Dutchess County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,808 people), Educational Services (20,067 people), and Retail Trade (19,359 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($116,250), Utilities ($101,388), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,660).

Median household income in Dutchess County, NY is $77,915. Males in Dutchess County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in Dutchess County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$77,915

2017 value

± $4,902

5.13%

1 Year Growth

± 7.44%

Households in Dutchess County, NY have a median annual income of $77,915, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $74,115 in 2016, which represents a 5.13% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in New York made 1.29 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

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New York workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New York by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 501.04

  2. Census Tract 200.04

  3. Census Tract 1404

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dutchess County, NY was Census Tract 501.04 with a value of $121,389, followed by Census Tract 200.04 and Census Tract 1404, with respective values of $116,250 and $110,842.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dutchess County, NY (25.4k out of 279k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. White

    17,191 ± 885

  2. Hispanic

    5,052 ± 497

  3. Black

    4,433 ± 470

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

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

147k

2017 Value

± 6,079

1.74%

1 Year growth

± 5.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dutchess County, NY grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 144k employees to 147k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dutchess County, NY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,347 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,390 people), and Management Occupations (14,175 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dutchess County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dutchess County, NY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (21,347 people), Sales & Related Occupations (15,390 people), and Management Occupations (14,175 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dutchess County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.62 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.54 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.37 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dutchess County, NY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($92,468), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($91,135), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($91,013).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

147k

2017 Value

± 6,079

1.74%

1 Year growth

± 5.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dutchess County, NY grew at a rate of 1.74%, from 144k employees to 147k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dutchess County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,808 people), Educational Services (20,067 people), and Retail Trade (19,359 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dutchess County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Dutchess County, 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 Dutchess County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (20,808 people), Educational Services (20,067 people), and Retail Trade (19,359 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dutchess County, NY has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.94 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.49 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dutchess County, NY, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($116,250), Utilities ($101,388), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,660).

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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. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics ($47.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($45.3B).

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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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% 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. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

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

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Health

95.3% of the population of Dutchess County, NY has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.491% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dutchess County, 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

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 neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

4.69%

Uninsured

57.2%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

0.491%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dutchess County, NY grew by 4.71% from 4.48% to 4.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dutchess County, 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

Dutchess County, NY is home to a population of 296k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.3% of Dutchess County, NY residents were born outside of the country (33.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dutchess County, NY is composed of 210k White Alone residents (71.2%), 36.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.3%), 27.7k Black or African American Alone residents (9.36%), 11.7k Asian Alone residents (3.97%), 8.09k Two or More Races residents (2.74%), 1.14k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.384%), 125 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0423%), and 48 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0162%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dutchess County, NY are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dutchess County, NY was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Dutchess County, NY are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Dutchess County, NY residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

33.5k people

11.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

33.6k people

As of 2017, 11.3% of Dutchess County, NY residents (33.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dutchess County, NY was 11.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New York was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 New York residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

95.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Dutchess County, NY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dutchess County, NY was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    210k ± 545

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    36.3k ± 4.2k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    27.7k ± 1.58k

In 2017, there were 5.79 times more White Alone residents (210k people) in Dutchess County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.3k Hispanic or Latino and 27.7k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dutchess County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Dutchess County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Dutchess County, NY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Dutchess County, NY are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. false

    0 ± 0

  2. false

    0 ± 0

  3. false

    0 ± 0

Dutchess County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dutchess County, NY awarded 5,987 degrees. The student population of Dutchess County, NY is skewed towards women, with 10,601 male students and 13,310 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dutchess County, NY are White (3,769 and 68.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (680 and 12.4%), Black or African American (367 and 6.67%), and Asian (249 and 4.53%).

The largest universities in Dutchess County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Marist College (1,755 and 29.3%), Culinary Institute of America (1,476 and 24.7%), and Dutchess Community College (1,095 and 18.3%).

The most popular majors in Dutchess County, NY are Culinary Arts & Chef Training (786 and 13.1%), General Business Administration & Management (467 and 7.8%), and Baking & Pastry Arts (301 and 5.03%).

The median tuition costs in Dutchess County, NY are $42,627 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. 244 degrees awarded

  2. 218 degrees awarded

  3. 280 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dutchess County, NY was General Business Administration & Management with 244 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dutchess County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,755 degrees awarded

  2. 1,476 degrees awarded

  3. 1,095 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$42,627

Median Private

In 2016, the Dutchess County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Marist College with 1,755 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,628

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,359

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,628 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dutchess County, NY, which is 0.782 times less than the 3,359 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Dutchess County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,769 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    680 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    367 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dutchess County, NY were to White students. These 3,769 degrees mean that there were 5.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 680 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dutchess County, NY was $279,300 in 2017, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $279,300 to $279,300, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Dutchess County, NY is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dutchess County, NY have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dutchess County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$77,915

Median Household Income

± $4,902

106k

Number of Households

± 4,824

In 2017, the median household income of the 106k households in Dutchess County, NY grew to $77,915 from the previous year's value of $74,115.

The following chart displays the households in Dutchess County, 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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Housing

Property Value

$279,300

2017 Median

± $5,522

$279,300

2016 Median

± $6,241

In 2017, the median property value in Dutchess County, NY stayed at to $279,300 from the previous year's value of $279,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dutchess County, 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 Dutchess County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.2%

2017 Homeownership

67.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.2% of the housing units in Dutchess County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dutchess County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dutchess County, NY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dutchess County, NY have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 6.61% of the workforce in Dutchess County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    6.99%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dutchess County, NY was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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