Poughkeepsie, New York

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Poughkeepsie
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]
Nickname(s): 
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; -73.93Coordinates: 41°42′N 73°56′W / 41.70°N 73.93°W / 41.70; -73.93
Country United States
StateNew York
CountyDutchess
Founded1686; 337 years ago (1686)
Incorporated (town)1799; 224 years ago (1799)
Incorporated (city)1854; 169 years ago (1854)
Government
 • TypeMayor–council government
 • MayorRobert Rolison (R)
 • Common Council
List
  • 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)
Area
 • 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)
Elevation
180 ft (50 m)
Highest elevation
(College Hill)
380 ft (120 m)
Lowest elevation0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City31,577
 • Density6,137.41/sq mi (2,369.86/km2)
 • Urban
423,566
 • Urban density1,294.7/sq mi (499.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
12601-12604
Area code(s)845
FIPS code36-59641
GNIS feature ID979392[4]
Websitewww.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

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.

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 | change source]

  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