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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  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
Population
295,905

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,141
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Dutchess County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    132
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    64
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    167
    500
  • Theft
    1,312
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$72,706
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Dutchess County Reviews

2 reviews
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.
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It's a nice suburban mix. The farther south in the county you go, the more people there are. I live in upper part of the county which is more rural. I love the mix of seasons and all of the new local businesses that have been popping up in my community. It makes it more exciting to live here.