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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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
Wappinger is a town in New York with a population of 26,906. Wappinger is in Dutchess County. Living in Wappinger offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wappinger there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Wappinger and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Wappinger are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$278,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,321
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Wappinger

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,945
National
$55,322
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Wappinger Reviews

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Wappingers is a suburban town near Poughkeepsie, and is close enough to the city to be an easy commute. While the area has its positives, the area also lacks a great education system, which is average. For a young family, it's a great starting place. Most of the people are nice and friendly, and the area is both expensive and affordable.
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I would like to see the village of Wappingers develop and become refurbished. I enjoy different aspects of the town, such as Meadowbrook Farm, the school district, Bowdoin Park, and many hiking trails. The town is in close proximity to New York City, and it has easy access to Connecticut, New York State Thruway, Interstate 84, and the Hudson Valley.
This area isn't anything special but I've lived here my entire life and I have grown to love it. It is a small, quiet town in the Mid-Hudson Valley, right along the river so there are many spots to go and marvel at its beauty. There isn't too much going on but it can be a very fun and relaxing place if you know your way around it and appreciate its simplicity. I would absolutely choose to live here again, it is a nice quiet place to settle down with quick and easy access to NYC only an hour away. I rate this area very highly because it is home to me and I have grown to love it and appreciate it but didn't give it a perfect rating because it is not extravagent like other places in the country or even the world and outsiders coming in would not appreciate it as much as its residents would.