Poughkeepsie, New York

city in New York, United States

Poughkeepsie (pronounced /pəˈkɪpsiː/) is a city in New York, which is in the United States. It is the county seat of Dutchess County, New York. The city sits along the Hudson River, between New York City and Albany.

City of Poughkeepsie
Poughkeepsie during its annual balloon festival
Poughkeepsie during its annual balloon festival
Etymology: U-puku-ipi-sing: "The reed-covered lodge by the little-water place"[1]
The Queen City of the Hudson, PK[2]:207
Interactive map of Poughkeepsie, New York
Coordinates: 41°42′N 73°56′W / 41.70°N 73.93°W / 41.70; -73.93
Country United States
StateNew York
Founded1686; 338 years ago (1686)
Incorporated (town)1799; 225 years ago (1799)
Incorporated (city)1854; 170 years ago (1854)
 • TypeMayor–council government
 • MayorRobert Rolison (R)
 • Common Council
  • At-Large: Sarah Salem (D)
  • W1: Christopher Petsas (D)
  • W2: Evan Menist (D)
  • W3: Lorraine Johnson (D)
  • W4: Sarah Brannen (D)
  • W5: Yvonne Flowers (R)
  • W6: Natasha Cherry (D)
  • W7: Randall Johnson II (D)
  • W8: Matthew McNamara (D)
 • City5.72 sq mi (14.81 km2)
 • Land5.14 sq mi (13.32 km2)
 • Water0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Urban
327.1 sq mi (847.3 km2)
180 ft (50 m)
Highest elevation
(College Hill)
380 ft (120 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
 • City31,577
 • Density6,137.41/sq mi (2,369.86/km2)
 • Urban
 • Urban density1,294.7/sq mi (499.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code845
FIPS code36-59641
GNIS feature ID979392[4]

The Poughkeepsie Bridge is in this city. It was an early state capital of New York before the capital moved permanently to Albany.

References change

  1. Buff, Sheila (April 1, 2009). Insider's guide to the Hudson River Valley. Morris Book Publishing, LLC. p. 6. ISBN 978-0762744381.
  2. Adams, Arthur G. (1996). The Hudson River Guidebook (2nd ed.). New York: Fordham University Press. ISBN 0-8232-1679-9. LCCN 96-1894. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  3. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  4. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Poughkeepsie, New York