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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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
Fishkill is a town in New York with a population of 23,508. Fishkill is in Dutchess County. Living in Fishkill offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fishkill there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fishkill and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Fishkill are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$283,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,503
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
    47.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,278.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Fishkill

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$82,946
National
$55,322
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Fishkill Reviews

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My husband and I bought our house 15 1/2 years ago in the town of Fishkill, and we have loved it ever since day one! We raised three children here, and now our eldest is now heading to college. It has been such a wonderful, safe wholesome place to raise our family. The beautiful friendships we have formed with neighbors and school parents are priceless!
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Fishkill is a diverse town in Hudson Valley, Upstate New York. It surrounds the city of Beacon. Name of the town was derived from Dutch. "kill" in Dutch means Creek so Fishkill stands for Fish Creek. This town was purchased by some New York City merchants from Native Americans in late 1600's to produce a number of goods including rum and tobacco. Fishkill played an important role in American Revolutionary War.
Fishkill has a friendly neighborhood, everyone knows everyone around here. It has great diversity. It is a safe town to live in for families with kids. This town has two public schools. A variety of restaurants can be found around here. It has nice scenery. It also has number of job opportunities. The town is on good commute time for Vassar College, Marist College and Dutchess Community College. Fishkill is a great town to live in.
Fishkill is a unique Hudson Valley town. Geographically diverse ranging from riverside to mountains. Very safe place. Plenty of shopping and restaurants. Conveniently located near I-84 and the Taconic Parkway, minutes from the Hudson Line MTA station in Beacon. Close to NYC and right near Newburgh and Poughkeepsie. Nice place.