Poughkeepsie, a town in New York, has a population of just under 31,000. With an average age of just under 39, the city's residents are younger than most cities in New York. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the city, and 65% of residents rent their homes, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $192 per month lower than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Poughkeepsie will save around $2,300 compared to the state average.
Poughkeepsie has an average commute time of about 28 minutes. Many residents (34%) drive to work, while public transportation isn't extensively used. A small percentage of residents (5%) commute to work on foot, though the number far surpasses the national average.
There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Poughkeepsie, the most common four of which are healthcare, retail, entertainment, and education. Combined, these industries account for 28% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 6% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Poughkeepsie workers earn an average annual income of almost $56,000, around $25,000 less than those elsewhere in New York. Poughkeepsie's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Among residents older than 25 in Poughkeepsie, 16% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
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