Real Estate Prices and Overview
Academy St / Church St median real estate prices are $292,763, which is more expensive than 43.0% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 77.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Academy St / Church St are currently
$987, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 59.8% of New York neighborhoods.
Academy St / Church St is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Academy St / Church St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Academy St / Church St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Academy St / Church St has a 12.6% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
65.3% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Academy St / Church St neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 1.1% have Swiss ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 44.7%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 95.3% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Academy St / Church St neighborhood in Poughkeepsie are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 75.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 34.6% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Academy St / Church St neighborhood, 47.9%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(11.0%), and 7.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Academy St / Church St neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(12.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.5%) , and residents who report Italian roots (9.4%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.7%) , along with some English ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 14.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Academy St / Church St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (14.2%).
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Academy St / Church St neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.5% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (71.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.5%) and 8.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.