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Dutchess County, NY
The county was named for the wife of the duke of York

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The county is in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 293,395. This was an increase of  4.73% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$53,086
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dutchess County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Dutchess County was $32,604. This was an increase of 19.4% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 105% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Poughkeepsie
Public transportation: Metro-North Railroad (See the transit and travel sections below.)


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14% of Dutchess County residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dutchess County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Dutchess County include Amenia Cemetery, Beekman Cemetery, Beth-El Cemetery, Bryan Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Clove Cemetery, Crum Elbow Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Fishkill Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Dutchess County include Amenia, Annandale-on-Hudson, Arlington, Barrytown, Beacon, Beekman, Billings, Clinton, Dover, Dover Plains ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Dutchess County include Bard College, Culinary Institute of America, Dutchess Community College, Marist College, Unification Theological Seminary, Vassar College ... View colleges

School districts in Dutchess County include Arlington Central Schools District, Beacon City Schools District, Dover Union Free Schools District, Hyde Park Central Schools District, Millbrook Central Schools District, Northeast Central Schools District, Pawling Central Schools District, Pine Plains CSD, Poughkeepsie City Schools District, Red Hook Central Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Dutchess County include Adriance Memorial Library, Amenia Free Library, Arlington Branch Library, Beekman Library, Blodgett Memorial Library District, Dover Plains Library, East Fishkill Community Library, Grinnell Library, Howland Public Library, Hyde Park Free Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Dutchess County include Hyde Park Townsman, Millbrook Round Table, Pawling News Chronicle, Poughkeepsie Journal ... View newspapers

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Politics

Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dutchess County political report.

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Hotels in Dutchess County include Copper Penny Inn, Courtyard Fishkill, Extended Stay Fishkill, Hilton Garden Inn Fishkill, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Holiday Inn Fishkill, Homestead Fishkill, Inn at the Falls, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, Residence Inn Fishkill ... More hotels

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