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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Dutchess County is located in New York with a population of 295,685. In Dutchess County, most residents own their homes. In Dutchess County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Dutchess County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Dutchess County are highly rated.
Population
295,685

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Dutchess County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    55.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    164.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    839.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

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Dutchess County Reviews

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Beautiful scenery is offered and every season can be enjoyed. Many lakes and rivers provide wonderful boating and fishing opportunities in the summer. There are many mountains and hiking trails to enjoy in the spring. Fall brings beautiful ambience in nature. With winter, people can enjoy snowmobiling, skiing, and ice skating. Great hunting/fishing land. Wonderful restaurants and historical places to visit.
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I Love the foliage especially in the Spring and Fall. I really like the hiking experiences and beautiful rock formations. There are some very fine and cheap eat places to dine or takeout. There is lots of shopping and bus transportation if you don't have a car! It's a great place with many experiences to be had at your fingertips!
Dutchess county is both, beautiful, and ugly, all at the same time. I am thankful for its natural beauty, however, I also see it rotting. Where I am from, once you get to the city of poughkeepsie, the beauty starts to fade. Between the abandon buildings, and the rise of drug problems, poughkeepsie turns into a scary place.