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Fishkill is a town in Dutchess County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Fishkill. For links to other places called Fishkill, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Fishkill is 41.509N. The longitude is -73.929W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 262 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 20,258.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fishkill demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dutchess County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12508 ZIP code.
13% of Fishkill residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fishkill ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fishkill was $22,662, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Fishkill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fishkill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $743. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,375.
Dutchess County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fishkill political report.
The average commute time for Fishkill workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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