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  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
Dutchess County is located in New York with a population of 295,685. Living in Dutchess County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dutchess County there are a lot of 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 above average.
Population
295,685

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$275,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,174
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
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
    155
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    56
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    164
    500
  • Theft
    840
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32
    284
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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

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.