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Average rent in Poughkeepsie, NY

$1,846/mo Poughkeepsie, NY average rental price, January 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Poughkeepsie, NY is $1,846.

Poughkeepsie, NY apartment rent ranges

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Getting around in Poughkeepsie, NY

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33 /100
Some Transit
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Walk Score®: 39, Transit Score®: 33, Bike Score®: 50

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Poughkeepsie, NY last updated?

Prices and availability in Poughkeepsie, NY were last updated on 4 Feb 2023.

What are the best apartments in Poughkeepsie, NY?

The best apartments in Poughkeepsie, NY are: 289 Main, LLC, West and Opportunity Poughkeepsie I, LLC.

What is the average rent in Poughkeepsie, NY?

The average rent in Poughkeepsie, NY is $1,846. Start your search for apartments in Poughkeepsie, NY now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Poughkeepsie, NY?

The price range for a studio apartment in Poughkeepsie, NY is between $1,072 and $2,127. View all studio apartments in Poughkeepsie, NY.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Poughkeepsie, NY?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Poughkeepsie, NY is between $1,236 and $2,127. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Poughkeepsie, NY now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Poughkeepsie, NY?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Poughkeepsie, NY is between $1,475 and $2,783. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Poughkeepsie, NY.

What type of rental buildings are in Poughkeepsie, NY?

In Poughkeepsie 64% of the housing is rented out compared to 36% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 17% of Poughkeepsie’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 78% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 5% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Poughkeepsie, NY?

The average age of rental buildings in Poughkeepsie is 44 years old, with 17% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 4 stories, of which 80% are garden-style apartment communities, 15% are mid-sized buildings, and 5% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Poughkeepsie, NY?

Rental apartments in Poughkeepsie come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 4% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 53% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 35% of all rentals in Poughkeepsie. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Poughkeepsie, NY

Located in New York’s Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie is a small city famous for its beautiful scenery, affordable housing and high-ranking schools. It’s also a mecca of public transportation, businesses, public offices, and legal buildings, with proximity to several malls and attractions for renters. Poughkeepsie has a humid climate, so renters will experience relatively hot summers with temperatures of 84°F, as well as cold winters when average temperatures drop to around 15°F. However, strong nor’easters — a storm along the East Coast of North America — can also hit Poughkeepsie. But, compared to areas to the south and east, its impact is usually minimal.

Renting in Poughkeepsie, NY

The rental market in Poughkeepsie is primarily concentrated around the main transit options and has a mix of townhouses; single-family homes; and one- to three-bedroom apartments. Some of the most popular neighborhoods are Freedom Plains, Titusville, Red Oaks Mill and Spackenkill. They’re known for their affordable housing and proximity to highly rated public schools and parks. Alternatively, for renters interested in more affordable areas, neighborhoods like Van Wagner Road, the Jackman District, Cannon Street and Conklin Street have smaller apartments with lower rents that are still close to everyday necessities. Notably, renters are required to provide a security deposit, but it’s limited to one month’s rent and the landlord should return it within 14 days after the renter vacates the unit. Renters’ insurance is not typically required. Terminating the lease requires the landlord to provide written notice within 30 to 90 days, depending on the duration of the rental period.

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Poughkeepsie, NY demographics

Poughkeepsie, NY has a population of 30,341 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 15,999 of Hudson Valley’s residents are women and 14,342 are men. The median age of those who live in Poughkeepsie, NY is 38.7.

Shopping in Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie is the center of shopping in Dutchess County with a downtown and Main Street where renters can find various boutique shops, restaurants and entertainment opportunities. Poughkeepsie Plaza, Post Road Plaza, Poughkeepsie Galleria, The Shoppes at South Hills and South Road Square are also popular shopping areas in the city. Brands like Converse, New Balance, Guess, Calvin Klein, Nike and Adidas are available to renters in these shopping malls. Meanwhile, the city’s main grocery and home goods chains include Target, The Home Depot, Walgreens and Best Buy. For fresh and healthy food items, renters can shop at the Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market, which opens every Monday.

Poughkeepsie, NY households

  • 6,428 Family
    6,411 Non-family
  • 3,421 Children
    9,418 No Children
  • 12,839Total Number of Households
  • 2.29Average People Per Household
  • $47,008Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 12,839 households in Poughkeepsie, NY. 6,428 are family households and 6,411 are non-family households. There are 3,421 households with children in Hudson Valley and 9,418 households without children. On average, about 2.29 people live in a household in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Transportation in Poughkeepsie, NY

Poughkeepsie is walkable and bike-friendly, so renters can use the city’s bike and walking trails to accomplish errands without a car. The city also has convenient access to major roadways, including State Route 55 and U.S. highways 9 and 44, which connect renters to surrounding areas. Otherwise, the Dutchess County Public Transit operates several bus lines between Poughkeepsie and other cities in the county. The city also has a rail commuter service provided by the Metro-North Hudson line and Amtrak’s Maple Leaf train, both stopping at Poughkeepsie station. And, renters who prefer ridesharing services can use Uber and Lyft, which operate throughout the city. Finally, for domestic flights, renters use Hudson Valley Regional Airport, while Stewart International Airport is the nearest international airport, located 26 miles away.

Poughkeepsie, NY education statistics

The level of education of the population of Poughkeepsie, NY is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 38% completed some high school, 25% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 14% have a Bachelor Degree, and 10% have a Graduate Degree.

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